Kids & Families


  • Care is available for children ages 3 months to 8 years old 
  • Childcare staff should be made aware of any special considerations 
  • The childcare staff will not be responsible for lost clothing or other items 
  • Disruptive children will need to be picked up by their parent or guardian upon being paged 
  • If these needs arise, the parent or guardian will be paged to the childcare room 
  • The parent or guardian will be responsible for feedings and diaper changes 
  • The parent signing the child in must be the parent signing them out 
  • Parents with infants should bring their child in a car seat or carrier 
  • Please do not bring your child when he/she is ill 
  • There is a 2 hour limit on childcare

Child Care Hours

  • Monday - Friday
    8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    4-9 p.m.
  • Saturday
    9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Sunday
    Noon - 4 p.m.

Specialty Programs

  1. Mother-Son Night

    Moms, step-moms, aunts, grandmas, big sisters: bring your boys ages 5-12 for a wild night of laser tag games, plus indoor swimming and dinner. Bring your own athletic shoes, swim attire, towels, and a change of clothes. All other equipment provided. Dress as your favorite action hero! Space is limited. Register at Family Centers (Doling, Chesterfield or Dan Kinney) or by phone at 417-837-5900.

    Boys 5-12 years, with adult
    Sat., Oct. 19, 6-8:30 p.m.
    $20/Mother-Son duo,
    $5/Addl. boy

Ongoing Programs

Mile Club Challenge

Move yourself by walking, running, cycling, rollerblading, skating, swimming, or any non-motorized activity, and receive prizes and recognition. Go halfway across the country in miles (Level One), or all the way (Level Two). Total mileage = 3,574.

Ages 12 yrs. and up
Ongoing at self-directed times
$5/Level 1
$10/Level 2


A great game with the funny name, Pickleball is a cross between tennis and ping-pong, played on a short court. Great for teens and adults.

Ages 10 yrs. and up
Wednesdays and Fridays 9-11 a.m.
Saturdays 8-10 a.m.
Daily Fee/Non-members