Before / After Care

  • Before and After School Child Care

    BASCC, 

    Focused on Quality!

    2018-19

    Eagle Ridge Site Supervisor, Illiana Escara
    BASCC phone number 754-322-6327


    Eagle Ridge Elementary will provide parents with a secure, supervised, constructive learning and play environment. Our program is designed for the ages of children that attend the school. Activities will be age appropriate and supervised by competent, caring qualified staff members.

    The Mission of Before and After School Child Care is to provide students with:

    • An inclusive child care program that is safe and nurturing in a comfortable environment;
    • A culturally enriching program that promotes the physical, intellectual, emotional and social development of each student; and
    • A program that meets the highest quality of child care standards

    Activities:

    Students engage in activities, which include science experiments, creative snack projects, art projects, math, trivia, outdoor games, and indoor games. We also assist with homework and students interact with technology weekly.

    Days and Times of Operation:

    Before Care Hours: 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.

    Aftercare Hours: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

    Before and Afterschool Child Care is offered on all school days and all Early Release days.

    Enrollment Procedures:

    All students attending the program must be registered at Eagle Ridge. All students must be registered in the program before attending. An alternative pick-up password must be provided at time of registration in order for the registration to be considered complete.  Registration forms need to be completed each year for each student, and the $25.00 registration fee paid for each family. Students with special needs are to have a pre-enrollment conference before being registered in the program.

    Pay Period Schedule:

     

    Full Fee- $163.00 per child

    Sibling Rate- $155.00 each additional child

    SBBC Employees Discount 5%- $155.00 per child

    Registration Fee- $25.00 per family

    Activity Fee- $5.00 per pay period, per child

    Scholarships

    A partial scholarship rate may be available to families that qualify for free or reduced meals, and meet other qualifications.  Scholarships are based on need and are limited. If you would like more information on scholarships, please see the program supervisor or call the aftercare program for more information.

    For more information, please contact:

    Scholarship Contact:Email us

    Program Contact Number:  754-322-6327

    Fees

    Click Here to go to BCPS Online Payment website.

    Prompt tuition payment and prompt pick up by 6:00 p.m. is the responsibility of the parent.

    In addition to the monthly child care fee of $163.00, there is a $5.00 activity fee per child per month. These funds are used to pay for special activities not for daily snacks. Please send a snack or money with your child each day. Thank you.

    All county After Care responsibilities end at 6:00 p.m. There will be a late fee of $15.00 for the first 15 minutes or portion there of (per child). Each additional 15 minutes or portion there of there will be a late fee of $15.00 (per child). If your child is still here after 6:30 p.m. and we have not been able to reach anyone at home, work, or at the emergency numbers, the Broward Sheriff’s Office will be notified. The pick up time is established by the Broward County School Board and MUST be strictly followed.

    The third late pick up will result in an administrative review and may be cause for dismissal from the program.

    Tuition is due on or before the date provided on the tuition sheet. School Board Policy requires that a child must be registered and required fees must be paid before he/she can attend the After Care Program.

    Failure to make payment on time will result in the dismissal of your child/children from the After Care Program.

    It operates only on days when school is in session. There will be NO After Care provided on days that students are not in school. This includes teacher workdays and holidays.

    After Care is open from dismissal time at 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on school days. On “early release” days, after care begins at 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

    Goals

    The goal of our After Care Program is to serve the community by offering a high quality after school child care program of developmentally appropriate activities in a wholesome and safe environment.

    The program promotes the physical, intellectual, emotional, and social development of each child. We encourage our students to become life-long learners and foster partnerships with parents, students, staff, and the community.

    Our After Care Program provides professional care, supervision, recreational and educational activities. This program allows children to experience activities within an environment planned to compliment the philosophy and value system of the school and family. We strive to provide individual attention, security, consistency, and fair treatment form children and working parents.

    The After Care Program is staffed by employees of the School Board of Broward County. Many are on staff during regular school hours and work with your children during the regular school day. All staff members have been fingerprinted and cleared to work for the Broward County School system.

    We work together to help each child grow in maturity and self-respect and understanding for others is realized. We also understand that children need fun-filled activities as well as educational ones.

    Behavior Expectations

    As member of our program, children will be expected to respect the staff, each other, the school facilities and the materials provided.

    In order to maintain a professional atmosphere and to foster proper respect for authority, we ask that the staff members be formally addressed as adults, i.e., Mr., Mrs., and Miss. The informal use of a staff member’s name by a student is inappropriate at any time.

    If/when items are broken or taken, the parents of the child at fault will be responsible for replacing them.

    Children must never leave their group without permission of the counselor in charge. Children found “roaming” school grounds will be reprimanded appropriately.

    Improper behavior of children will result in a notice being sent home to the parent. Counselors will notify the After Care Office of a child’s inappropriate behavior by written referrals. The After Care director will fill out a conference form and discuss behavior and possible solutions with the parent. The parent will sign the conference form. If problems continue the student may possibly be removed from the After Care Program.

    Attendance

    If you know in advance that your child/children will be absent from the After Care Program for any extended amount of time, please notify us in writing or call (754) 322-6327.

    If your child was marked “present” in the classroom, we expect him/her to attend the After Care Program unless advised by you in writing. - We take attendance everyday by 2:15 p.m. to ensure that all children arrived in After Care safely.

    Much concern is expressed and valuable time wasted by searching for a child who went home early with a parent or friend. If a child does not arrive in After Care by attendance time, we immediately check with the regular school office and then the classroom teacher for information as to the whereabouts of a child.

    Dismissal

    At 2:00 p.m., the regular classroom teacher will dismiss the students. Those enrolled in After Care should proceed directly to their assigned meeting area. After Care Counselors will escort Kindergarten students to their meeting area.

    Authorized persons will come to the Front Office to sign out the students. All persons signing out children need to show picture I.D.

    Only those persons listed on the registration form will be allowed to pick up your child from the After Care Program.

    Emergency

    With the safety and well being of the children in mind, it is MOST important that parents fill out the emergency sheet and adhere to the guidelines. Parents are urged to provide us with current telephone numbers and a list of authorized persons in case of emergencies.

    Be sure to keep your contact numbers up to date. If we need to reach you, we need valid telephone numbers.

    One of the most important regulations of the After Care Program concerns the child leaving the premises. Parents may not take their children home without notifying the After Care office and signing the child out.