After Care information

  • 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.

    Sunshine Elementary is the provider for our After-School Care Program.  We are again pleased to be able to offer our own on-site managed program.Our goal is to provide affordable care in a safe and nurturing environment. Our program will provide a variety of fun activities, such as homework, arts and crafts, outdoor games, computers, board games, drama, and many other exciting and enriching activities. Children will rotate to different activities and will be grouped by grade level. The After Care Program is conducted in accordance with Broward County School Board Policies.

    • Service: Monday through Friday (school days only) 2:00-6:00 p.m. Sorry, there is no After-School Care service on Teacher Planning days or Holidays.
    • Personnel: We have a qualified staff of dedicated teachers and paraprofessionals, and college students that are in their educational careers. There is one staff member for every 20 students.
    • Discipline: All children are expected to abide by the rules of discipline as stated in the Student Discipline Code Book. Parents will be notified of serious or recurring discipline problems. If the problems cannot be resolved, the child may be withdrawn from the program.
    • Parent responsibility:
      • Complete all registration forms. Keep registration information current at all times.
      • Pay fees on time.
      • Please provide a daily snack.
      • Arrange for daily, on time, student pick-up.
      • Sign daily sign out log.
      • Notify program staff when someone other than authorized listed persons will be picking up your child. We cannot release your child to persons not listed on the registration form.
      • Inform Ms. Walker or Ms. Dorsett when your child will not be attending the After Care program.
      • IDENTIFICATION is required for anyone picking up a child from our program.
      • Provide the program with a password to identify all authorized persons to pick up your child.

Acitivites

    • Homework assistance (Mondays-Thursdays; does not include make-up work for absences)
    • Supper
    • CATCH (Outdoor activity)
    • Academic centers (Art, Music, Dramatic play)
    • Learning Through Technology
    • Read Aloud/Science/Free Choice Centers
    • Early Release Day Activities

Registration procedures and fees

  • Registration procedures:

    • The registration form, medical information form must be completed and payment must be received before your child enters our SunCare Program. (If you have more than one child participating in our program, you must complete registration forms for each child).
    • Register online, wait 3 days for the supervisor to review. Upon approval, you will receive an email and a payment link. If there are any partial payments, the supervisor will have to prorate in the office (that is only if your child does not start on the calendar date).

    Registration and fees:

    • Pay online here
    • Registration fee is $30.00 per child.
    • Full fee tuition is $256.00 for first child.
    • Full fee tuition for siblings is $243.00 per child.
    •  Activity fee is $6.00 per child (is subject to change). Activity fees are for any extra activities in the program.
    • Scholarship payments cannot be accepted online. All scholarship fees must be paid on time at the school location. Any families needing help with aftercare can meet with the supervisor. Supervisor can provide any information regarding help with aftercare.
    • A Late Pick-Up fee of $15.00 per child will be charged every 15 minutes when a parent is late picking up their child (1-15 minutes is $15.00; 16–30 minutes is $30.00 etc). These charges will be assessed per child and payment must be made on the same day of late pickup. Habitual late pick-ups may result in dismissal from the program.
    • We can not accept weekly payments. Fees are in monthly installments, according to the attached schedule. Credit cards only. If payment is not made by the date noted, your child will be withdrawn from the program and a RE-REGISTRATION fee must be paid for re-entry into the program. If you have been approved for Free or Reduced Lunch under the Broward County Free Lunch Program, you MAY be eligible for reduced after-care rates. Please ask for an application form if this applies to you. There will be no credit or reduction of tuition or refund for absences due to illness or vacation, since expenses for staff continue during the child's absence.
    • School Board Guidelines mandate that we may not have a child present in After-School Care if they have not PRE-PAID BY THE DATE INDICATED ON THE FEE SCHEDULE. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!
    • All fees must be paid in advance before all services are renewed.
    • If students owe any obligations, they may be attached to After Care fees and services.

Contacts

    • Name: Melissa Walker, Aftercare Supervisor
    • Aftercare Telephone: 754-323-7730
    • Main Office Telephone: 754-323-7700
    • Hours: 2:00-6:00 p.m.

    Ms Walker