Very Important Kids (VIK) Before & After School Program

  • The VIK Club is Gilbert Public Schools Before and After school child care program. VIK is licensed, safe, fun-filled extended learning program for children in kindergarten through 6th grade offered through Gilbert Public Schools Community Education.

    We are proud to offer enrichment opportunities that accomplish two major goals: reinforcing the excellent educational programming at Gilbert Public Schools and encouraging personal growth by cultivating life skills, strong relationships and a sense of self-worth.


    Taking what we have designed over the summer months and pairing it with the community needs, along with Governor Ducey’s executive order, we are excited to announce the rollout of GPS Childcare on 9 elementary campuses for Kindergarten - 8th grade students.  Details of our programs are outlined below:

    • Dates: August 5, 2020 through August 14, 2020
    • Locations: Ashland Ranch, Canyon Rim, Carol Rae, Finley Farms, Mesquite El, Playa Del Rey, Sonoma Ranch, Spectrum, Superstition Springs 
    • Hours: 6:30 am - 6:00 pm 
    • Cost: Full time - $160 per week, M/W/F - $105 per week, T/Th - $70 per week - Monthly selection and billing 
    • Class Size/Student Grouping: 10 consistent students assigned to each classroom (families may request friends/family members for same classroom)
    • Curriculum: Daily activities including active games, arts/crafts, gaming, etc. along with structured times for online coursework completion and support

    ATTENTION:  The before and after school schedule will start on August 17, 2020. In adherence to the health & safety measures put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19, all students will be assigned to a consistent peer group based on a common schedule selected at time of registration. Families will be able to select from 9 consistent options.  Daily drop-in services are NOT AVAILABLE

    Parents will need to select a set schedule of T/Th, M/W/F, or M-F.  Only these schedule selections will be approved.  If you would like both AM and PM care, please select the SAME DAYS of the week for both.


    ATTENTION (transitioning from Daycare Works to Eleyo): Registration for GPS Childcare will be open beginning on Monday, July 20 beginning at 10:00 am, through our new and much more user friendly platform Eleyo.  All families will need to register online with Eleyo regardless of being a new or returning student.  You will be able to access at

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VIK Program | Registration & Account Management

VIK Fee Schedule


    2020-2021 School Year Fee Schedule

    Registration Fee:         $50.00 annual, non-refundable fee, due at registration

    Before School Only:     $11.00 per day; $48 per week (includes breakfast)

                                             Weekly rate is not available on weeks with Holiday Camp days or weeks

                                             with less than five (5) days of VIK available.

    After School Only:       $15.25 per day; $65 per week* (includes snack)

                                             Weekly rate is not available on weeks with Holiday Camp days or weeks

                                             with less than five (5) days of VIK available. 

    Before & After School: $22.50 per day; $93.30 per week* (includes breakfast and snack)

                                             Weekly rate is not available on weeks with Holiday Camp days or weeks

                                             with less than five (5) days of VIK available.

    *Half Days                  Add $6.00 to any schedule containing PM or AM/PM for the half days


    Early Release Days      Are included in the afternoon rate (This is the one hour early release Wednesdays)                                                    

    Holiday Camps:          $34.00 per day; includes field trips and activity fees.

                                            Weekly rate of $145 available only on weeks where all 5 days apply.


                       Lunches are not provided during Holiday Camps. Each student must bring his/her own lunch.


VIK Hours of Operation

  • Monday–Friday

    VIK Club AM:
    6:30am to 8:10am

    VIK Club PM:
    2:55pm to 6:00pm

    Holiday Camp:
    6:30am to 6:00pm 

  • Contact Gilbert Public Schools Community Education Office

    Office Hours: Monday–Thursday 8:00 am–4:30 pm & Friday 8:00 am–12:00 pm (closed Fridays in June/July)

    Note: Gilbert Public Schools Community Education Department has computer terminals available to use at our office at 6839 East Guadalupe Road in Mesa, Arizona, for preschool enrollment for families without online access. 


VIK Program Before & After School Locations

School Address VIK Program Offered & Notes
Ashland Ranch Elementary 1945 S. Ashland Ranch, Gilbert, AZ X
Augusta Ranch Elementary 9430 E. Neville Ave, Mesa, AZ X
Boulder Creek Elementary 8045 E. Portobello, Mesa, AZ X
Burk Elementary 545 N. Burk Street, Gilbert, AZ X AM Classes held at Patterson Elementary
Canyon Rim Elementary 3045 S. Canyon Rim, Mesa, AZ X
Carol Rae Ranch Elementary 3777 E. Houston Avenue, Gilbert, AZ X
Finley Farms Elementary 375 South Columbus Drive, Gilbert, AZ X
Gilbert Elementary 175 W. Elliot Rd., Gilbert, AZ X - AM Class Note: Starting on Monday, August 19th, 2019, VIK Club for Gilbert Elementary School for both Before and After School will take place at Gilbert Elementary. The AM students will no longer attend Playa del Rey in the morning.
Greenfield Elementary 2550 E. Elliot Rd., Gilbert, AZ X
Harris Elementary 1820 S. Harris Dr., Mesa, AZ X - Held at Houston Elementary
Highland Park Elementary 230 N. Cole Dr., Gilbert, AZ X
Houston Elementary 500 E. Houston Ave., Gilbert, AZ X
Islands Elementary 245 McQueen Road, Gilbert, AZ X
Meridian Elementary 3900 S. Mountain Rd., Mesa, AZ X
Mesquite Elementary 1000 E. Mesquite Rd., Gilbert, AZ X
Neely Traditional Academy 321 W. Juniper Ave., Gilbert, AZ X
Oak Tree Elementary 505 W. Houston Ave., Gilbert, AZ X
Patterson Elementary 1211 E. Guadalupe Rd., Gilbert, AZ X
Pioneer Elementary 1535 N. Greenfield Rd., Gilbert, AZ X
Playa del Rey Elementary 550 N. Horne St., Gilbert, AZ X - Holiday Phone: 480-209-0470 (site), 480-209-0878 (field trip)
Quartz Hill Elementary 3680 S. Quartz Street, Gilbert, AZ X
Settler's Point Elementary 423 E. Settlers Point Dr., Gilbert, AZ X
Sonoma Ranch Elementary 601 N. Key Biscayne Drive, Gilbert, AZ X
Spectrum Elementary 2846 S. Spectrum Way, Gilbert, AZ X - Holiday Phone: 602-803-0089 (site), 602-803-7269 (field trip)
Superstition Springs Elementary 7125 E. Monterey Avenue, Mesa, AZ X - Holiday Phone: 480-205-6802 (site), 602-769-3467 (field trip)
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