The Arc of East Central Iowa is excited to announce the registration process for our one and only School Age Summer Program, which is licensed by the Department of Human Services with the primary purpose to provide a fun, safe and structured environment for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We offer a low staff to participant ratio which surpasses all daycare requirements. Children eligible to attend must be between the ages of 5-21 years old and be attending school or a transition program next fall.

Our weekly thematic lesson plans will give your child the opportunity to learn new skills and develop new friendships throughout the summer. 

Please read all materials carefully so you fully understand dates, rules and regulations of our program. Applications will be accepted until April 15, 2023; however, space is limited.


Kennedy High School
4545 Wenig Road NE
Cedar Rapids, IA


Monday, June 12 – Friday, July 28*

*These dates are dependent upon the Cedar Rapids School District schedule. The Arc will contact families as soon as possible if there are any schedule changes. 


7:00 am – 5:30 pm Monday – Friday (Closed Tuesday, July 4th)


The Arc of East Central Iowa accepts a variety of funding and payment options: however, only one payment option will be accepted per day.

  • Activity Fee: $50.00 due upon final registration and confirmation of placement into the program.
  • Private Pay or Grant Funding for Program:
Group Ratio$60.00 / day
Individual (1:1)$80.00 / day
Absent Fee$30.00 / day
Late Pick Up Fees$10.00 for every 15 minutes left after the center closes
Sliding Fee Scale Available for Qualified Families

  • Home and Community Based Waiver Service (HCBS) – Respite or IMMT:  If you choose to use Respite or IMMT hours, you must meet all HCBS usage requirements.  Please be sure to let The Arc and your case manager know if Respite and/or IMMT hours will be used at the program so that units can be authorized appropriately.

Meals and Snacks: Participants will need to bring their lunch every day. The Arc will not have access to a refrigerator or microwave so please plan lunches accordingly. The Arc will provide breakfast and afternoon snack. Menus will be sent out in May, along with other classroom information.

Sunscreen and Bug Spray: Please send one labeled bottle of sunscreen and one labeled bottle of bug spray. Staff will apply sunscreen and bug spray per parental request.

Transportation: Transportation to and from the School Age Summer Program is the responsibility of the parents/guardians. The Arc will be providing transportation during program hours for field trips only.

Registration: Please begin by clicking on the “GET REGISTERED” button below and completing the form. You will then receive additional forms and instructions via email that will need to be returned to The Arc as soon as possible, and before April 15th.  

Enrollment:  Year-round participants will be given priority for summer. Enrollment will then be on a first-come, first-served basis for all eligible individuals able to be in a group ratio. There is very limited space for individuals needing 1:1 care. The number of participants enrolled will be based upon space and staffing abilities. ALL forms are necessary and need to be completed in order to be placed on the registration list. 

If you would like to set up an appointment to go over forms or for any additional questions about our School Age Summer Program, please contact me at (319)365-0487 ext.1045 or

Candice Murphy
Director of Programs and Services