Big Canoe Kids’ Club at Great River School

Now in our 3rd year, Big Canoe Kids Club at Great River School offers before & after school child care to GRS families. The BCKC program focuses on creative arts and movement for students ages 5 through 12 years old. The Big Canoe Kids’ Club is led by Program Director Karen Rajcic who has 15 years experience managing programs in creative arts and movement in the twin cities. This excellent 'not just day care' program offers:

  • dynamic, fully engaged and supported staff 
  • one dedicated entrance on campus with parking for pickup and drop-off
  • daily access to arts, crafts, games, Legos, homework time, indoor/outdoor play, unstructured imaginative play, environmental stewardship and BCKC parties
  • a "no electronic devices" policy that allows children to un-plug and fully engage in recreational activities
  • a small student-to-staff ratio


Before School 7:30 to 8:30 AM
After School 3:10 to 5:30 PM - Pick up anytime before 5:30
Big Canoe Kids’ Club does not meet when school is not in session.
(Note: any family dropping a student off before 8:20 must sign up for the morning program)

How to Register? 

Contact Program Director Karen Rajcic or (612) 562-9828


Contact Program Director Karen Rajcic or (612) 562-9828


Weekly rates are printed below. Families who participate at least three days a week for the entire school year receive lower monthly rates. To inquire about lower monthly rates or need-based scholarships contact Program Director Karen Rajcic at or (612) 562-9828.

Chart of Monthly Costs

Families using Big Canoe three or four days per week can add days for special circumstances by contacting Program Director Karen Rajcic at bigcanoe@greatriverschool.orgTo add days families must:

  • provide at least 24-hour notice,
  • pay Single Day Rate of $22.00,
  • note that the Single Day Rate includes before and after school even if student uses just one or the other.

Late Pick Up Rate:
Students picked up after our 5:30 program end will be assessed a late charge of $1 per minute. 

How to Pay?

To Pay by check, Please:

  • Note “BCKC” and the student's name on the memo line of the check and enclose in an envelope labeled:  Attn: Andria Sibert
  • Checks can be received at the front office in person or by mail
  • Payment is due before the first of the month

Pay online (drop in days only)