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After Care

  • 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.

    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 complement 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.
    On-Line Registration

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    BEHAVIOR EXPECTATIONS

    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.  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.

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    ATTENDANCE

    If you know in advance that your child/children will be absent form the After Care Program for any extended 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. - We take attendance every day by 2:15 p.m. to ensure that all children arrive 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.

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    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 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.

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    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. 
      After Care is open from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on school days. On “Early Release” days, after-care is open from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

    • HUNT AFTERCARE ACADEMY

    • Site Supervisors:  Gabrielle Galarza

    • Telephone: 754-322-6535

     

Registration and Fees

  • To Register:

    Online Registration

    FEES

    • One Child - $256 per period
    • Sibling Fee:  $246 per period
    • Activity Fee:  $10 per period per child
    • Registration Fee: $30 per child

    *Each period is 18 school days.

    Payment is due no later than 6:00 p.m. of the scheduled due date if made at the school location.  When paying online, the payment must be made no later than 10:30 p.m. on the last day to pay.  Failure to pay by these times will result in the student being automatically withdrawn from the program.

    To re-enter the program, the student must be re-registered by completing a new set of registration forms and paying a new registration fee of $30.  All childcare fees that are due must be paid in full, including any outstanding late pickup fees, before a student can continue for the next attendance period.  When payment has not been made, and a student has been removed from the program, the student will not be allowed to attend the program.  The parent will be called to pick up the student.  The student will remain at the designated sign-out area until the parent arrives.  If payment is not paid by the first date to pay three (3) times, the student may not be permitted back into the program.  Please refer to the payment schedule for payment due dates.

    Students whose parents have failed to pay their fees by the due date will not be allowed to attend the program.  Other arrangements will need to be made by parents for their child(ren's) care until the students have been re-registered in the program. Students not picked up at school dismissal time will have their parents called immediately.  If the program cannot contact the parents, the program will follow the procedure established by School Board Policy for abandoned students.

Registration Procedures

    • Parents MUST register their child in person
    • Parents should have their child’s student number
    • We ONLY accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express (NO CHECKS)
    • Payment MUST be made at the time of registration