DSS Families


We are happy to hear that you are interested in becoming a part of The Adventure Club Family.  If you are receiving help from The Department of Social Services to pay for your child’s tuition these are the steps you must take:

  1. Visit 210 Pepper Street in Christiansburg and see either Anne Hall or Martha Brubaker to get approved.  PLEASE NOTE: this process can take several days, so you will be responsible for any accrued charges if your child starts before your approved.
  2. Provide us with your child’s proof of birth, last physical and most recent immunization records.
  3. Complete our enrollment form located under the tab labeled “Before & After School Age Program”.
  4. You will receive an email from our main office within 48 hours to confirm enrollment and subsidy authorization for payment.

Once Approved:

Within 2 weeks you should receive your ECC card from DSS. You MUST bring your ECC card to the school site daily to swipe for your child’s attended days. This is how the Adventure Club gets paid to care for your child, so it’s very important to comply with our policies for swiping to avoid any interruptions in service.

Swiping your card and entering the correct information from the beginning is essential to a successful swipe. The DSS swipe machines located at each of our sites are not “on-line”. Therefore several times a week the site managers bring their machines to our main office to upload all swipes. After this is done, the accounts manager can view which swipes were successful. She will follow up with you when a correction needs to be made so that you may re-enter that information within the allotted time she gives you. If for some reason the correction is not made in that time frame, a manual attendance form will be completed that you will be required to sign so that we can mail it to Richmond for payment.

Please follow this link for quick and simple instructions on how to swipe:  DSS Device ~ Quick Reference