Ram Kidz Village

COVID UPDATE

UPDATE: Ram Kidz Village will begin childcare services beginning September 20th & our hours have been updated! 

Sunday: 1:00 – 5:00 PM  | Monday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM | Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM | Wednesday: 12:00 – 7:00 PM | Thursday & Friday: Closed | Saturday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Tuesday & Wednesday, September 14 & 15 from 12:30 – 4:30 PM: We are hosting Drop-In hours for student parents to come in, meet the staff, ask questions, and drop off their registration packets!

We are also still offering activity bags and virtual activities on our Facebook & Instagram, so be sure to follow us there!

Instagram: @ramkidzvillage_csu
Facebook: Ram Kidz Village

Registration for Fall 2021 activity kits is now available!

RKV Parents, this is a one-time registration form that is valid for the entire Fall 2021 semester. Each child is eligible to receive four activities per month.

Pickup Locations:

  • Ram Kidz Village (Room #201A in Morgan Library)
  • Adult Learner & Veteran Services Office (ALVS – Located in the Lory Student Center)
  • Aggie Village Family Office
  • University Village Office

Kit Drop off Dates:

Activity kits will be delivered to the location indicated on your registration form on the dates listed below. Please pick up kits promptly, any kits remaining at the next pickup date will be returned. If you continue to not pick up kits, you will automatically be unenrolled in the program.

  • September 20, 2021
  • October 4 & 18, 2021
  • November 1, 15 & 29, 2021
  • December 13, 2021

*REGARDLESS OF YOUR SELECTION, YOU WILL RECEIVE THE SAME NUMBER OF KITS THROUGHOUT THE SEMESTER.*

If at any time you need to cancel or change your pickup details, please contact: kyriec@rams.colostate.edu

Who are we?

Ram Kidz Village (RKV) is a drop-in, educational program operated by ALVS available to all currently enrolled student parents. Services are provided for children ages 12 months – 11 years old. Attendance is first-come, first-served basis. All volunteers and staff complete background checks. Managers and assistant managers are first aid and CPR certified.

Ram Kidz Village is offered to all currently enrolled CSU student parents:

  • Structured, educational activities for children aged 12 months to 11 years old while their parent remains on library premises
  • Staffed by CSU undergraduate and graduate students
  • Up to two hours of supervision so student parents can study or work on group projects in Morgan Library

Hours (Beginning 9/20/2021)

Sunday: 1:00 – 5:00 PM

Monday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Wednesday: 12:00 – 7:00 PM

Thursday & Friday: Closed

Saturday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Location

Morgan Library Room 201

Social Media

Instagram: @ramkidzvillage_csu
Facebook: Ram Kidz Village

RVK Space

2021-2022 Services

 

  • In-Person Drop-In Services: Structured, educational activities for children aged 12 months to 11 years old while their parent remains on library premises. We will watch children of student parents for up to two hours of supervision so student parents can study or work on group projects in Morgan Library. Enrollment documentation is required before use of service – complete this packet!
  • Activity Kits: With children not being able to be in the classroom, it is a lot harder to plan fun activities and have all of the supplies to showcase their creativity. This is why RKV has created weekly activity bags available for pick-up with pre-planned crafts and the supplies needed to make them!
  • Reading Rams: RKV is now a Scholastic FACE partner, allowing us to provide books to families to build their home library. Families can request one Reading Rams Kit per child and they will receive a brand new book, a DIY bookmark kit, a reading log and coloring pages that correlate with their book, and activities to go along with the book (all supplies included to complete the activities).
  • Regular Social Media Content: We will be posting on our social media regularly throughout the semester, so be on the lookout for “Make it Mondays,” “Ram Resource Wednesdays,” and “Family Fridays!” Make it Monday: We will be providing activity tutorials, DIY videos, experiments, and demonstrations for y’all to try at home! Rams Resource Wednesday: We will be sharing resources from the Fort Collins community, highlighting on-campus events, and sharing general resources for parenting. Family Friday: These posts will be geared toward parenting/family development, family activities, or events for families over the weekend. This information can be found on our social media, so give us a follow!
  • Virtual Parent Resource Fair: RKV partnered with different CSU and Fort Collins community partners that student parents can utilize! Check out the ALVS Student Parent landing page and all of these awesome resources!

MEET OUR STAFF

Dayna Clines

Dayna Clines

Erin Welsh

Erin Welsh

CSU Ram Head

Karima Manoppo

Katelyn M

Katelyn Matthies

Kayla Finley

Kayla Finley

Kristy Lopez

Kristy Lopez

Kyrie

Kyrie Craft

Laura

Laura Rencher

Maddie Carstens

Maddie Carstens

Maria Perea

Maria Perea

Maria Salazar

Maria Salazar

Miranda

Miranda Shoop

Renee

Renee Shuttleworth

Victoria Arzola

Victoria Arzola