Our mission 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 child; and a program that meets the highest quality of child care standards.
Phone number: 754-323-5925
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 complement the philosophy and value system of the school and family. We strive to provide individual attention, security, consistency, and fair treatment of 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 are realized. We also understand that children need fun-filled activities as well as educational ones.
As members 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 the permission of the counselor in charge. Children found “roaming” school grounds will be reprimanded appropriately. A "buddy system" is in place during program hours.
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.
If you know in advance that your child/children will be absent from the After Care Program for any amount of time, please notify us in writing. If your child was marked “present” in the classroom, we expect him/her to attend the After Care Program unless advised by you via phone or note that day. - We take attendance every day by 2:15 p.m. to ensure that all children arrived in After Care safely.
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 After Care Office located in the cafeteria 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.
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. Our program and staff are here to serve you and your family. Please, do not hesitate to ask for help in any situation where we may be of service.
Registration and Fees
Registration Fee: $30.00 per child
After School Care:$70.00/1st child, per week
$67.00/each additional child per week
All payments are made ONLINE. If payment is not made by the deadline date and time, the student(s) are automatically WITHDRAWN. In order to participate again, if there is no Waiting List, families will have to pay this fee, first. Then, students will be re-enrolled in the program and assigned to a group with a vacancy.
- Late Pick-up Fee Examples
- $15.00 per family, per 15-minute interval
- 6:01 to 6:15 = $15.00 per family
- 6:16 to 6:30 = $ 30.00 per family
- Weekly payments are open every Thursday - Sunday.
- There are a limited number of Partial Fee Scholarships available for families on Free or Reduced Lunch who meet additional requirements.
- Please, see the supervisor or designee for information and application.
Prompt tuition payment and prompt pick up by 6:00 p.m.is the responsibility of the parent.
All county After Care responsibilities ends at 6:00 p.m. There will be a late fee of $15.00 for the first 15 minutes or portion thereof (per family). 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 within a period 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 automatic withdrawal from the After Care Program.
- 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. till 6:00 p.m and there is an extra $7.00 fee per child.