R’Club provides care for more than 4,000 Pinellas County students, to help out working parents.
In 1974, retired principal Barbara Finck noticed that there was no place for children to go after they got out of school. Finck found that more than 3,000 students were classified as “latchkey” children, and developed R’Club in 1976 to respond to the need of child supervision. Since then, the nonprofit organization has provided quality and affordable childcare, and incorporates development programs to prepare children for academic success and leadership. These programs are suited for children who are in preschool up to middle school. They provide hands-on learning activities, reading and tutoring. Students also have a chance to spend time outside, playing games that teach team building and sportsmanship.
R’Club Child Care, Inc.
R’Club’s leadership is unmatched with a dedicated, diverse and experienced staff, effective teamwork, a diverse board, strong ties to the community and solid relationships with our families.
Core values/mission statement
To provide quality early learning and development programs that strengthen children, families and communities with a focus on respect, responsibility, resourcefulness and responsiveness.
Arthur O'Hara is responsible for upholding the mission of R'Club, which ensures the welfare of students, families and the community. O'Hara also works to make sure that staff is friendly and able to work with children. He implements goals and strategies to make R'Club a successful organization.