• 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.

Before and After Care at Westchester Elementary

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        • Westchester Before and After Care is a School Board Operated Program
        • Aftercare Directors: Sotoya Bell, Sarah Haage, Amber Dowling
        • Email Directors:  Use the Westchester Staff Directory Page to email directors
        • Telephone: 754-322-8927    (This number is answered during Before and Aftercare Hours)                          
        • After-Hours Telephone: 754-322-8928   (Use this number to leave a voicemail)
        • Before Care: 6:30 am - 7:30 am
        • After Care: Dismissal- 6:00 pm

      Registration and Fees

        • Family Registration: $30
        • Before Care: $63/pay period
        • After Care: $258 + $17 (activity Fee)
        • 5% Discount for Siblings and SBBC employees


        Scholarships for Aftercare  

        • Depending on the time of year, scholarships, or discounted rates may be available. Scholarships go quickly, so if at the beginning of the year, you are struggling financially, have a conversation with the program's supervisor about a possible scholarship. Ask about the process, what you need to do to qualify, and how many are available
        • Please download this document for instructions on how to apply for a BASCC Scholarship.
        • The Westchester location number is 2681.
        • Students must be registered for aftercare and all tuition and fees must be paid in full before applying for a scholarship.
        • There are no scholarships for Before Care.
        As per SCHOOL BOARD POLICY 3411 and the Constitution of the State of Florida, Article VII, Section 10, all payments must be made in advance, prior to the start of the pay period. If payment is not made by the last day of the pay period, the child is withdrawn from the program, and a re-registration fee must be paid to re-enter the program. Re-registration may occur only if space is available in the program. All fees must be paid to re-register in the program.

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      Registration Procedures

      • Thank you for your interest in Westchester Aftercare!  Please read everything below before proceeding to the application page.

        Registration for Before and Aftercare is online at the BCPS Online Childcare Application page.

        Parents or guardians will begin the registration process by filling out an application for each student they wish to enter the program. Filling out an application does not guarantee a spot in the program. You will receive an email confirming receipt of your application. After your application has been reviewed and accepted, you will receive a subsequent email instructing you to make payment through the e-store. PLEASE DO NOT MAKE PAYMENT UNTIL YOU RECEIVE THIS EMAIL.

        Please keep in mind:
        • Allow at least three days of processing time for review of your application
        • The preferred browser for the application is Google Chrome, either on your computer or phone
        • All correspondence regarding the application process will be done through email. Make sure you are providing an email that you check regularly.
        • Please ensure you have all the information that is prevalent when filling out your application: 
          • Student Number
          • Student Information
          • Registering parent or guardian information
          • Authorized pick-up list (please indicate relation to student)
          • Be sure you chose 'Westchester Elementary' as your school so a Supervisor will be able to review your application.
          • After you complete your application, an application number will be sent to your email. You will need this application number if you ever wish to update your application, so please hold on to i

        Parents should read the School Board Operated Parent Handbook before registration. 

      Before/Aftercare Payment Schedule

      • Payment Schedule

      Aftercare Safety Processes

      • All Supervisors of the program are trained in CPR/AED First Aid & can administer prescribed medications to students with proper authorization.

        Multiple staff members are also trained in CPR/AED First Aid

        Supervisors and staff have monthly staff meetings in which to communicate and practice emergency situations: Fire Drills, Lockdown Drills, Tornado Drills and Code Black (Adults only, no students are involved with this drill). 

        The Supervisor of the program also monitors severe weather daily and is alerted if inclement weather is in the area by a weather radio in the front office and the Weather Bug app on their phones.​

        Fire Drills

        • These drills must occur every month and must be completed in under three minutes.
        • Evacuation Maps are posted in all classrooms and are also accessible on the counselors' tablets,
        • Groups practice primary and secondary evacuation routes during these drills.
        • Social distancing is enforced during these drills.

      Schedule and Snacks

      • Each day in Aftercare, students partake in:

        • Outside activity (weather permitting)
        • Homework time
        • and many other fun structured activities

          ​*Practice Drills occur in Aftercare on a monthly basis except for Tornado and Code Black Drills (1 each semester)

        Click HERE for this year's daily group schedules.

      Working at Westchester Aftercare

      • Westchester Aftercare is Hiring!!!!!

        Westchester Aftercare is always looking for prospective counselors who have a passion for working with students and expanding upon their experience with school-age children.

        If you are interested in joining our team click here to go to Applitrack and click on Non-Instructional Before and After School Care on the left. Look for Westchester Elementary as the location.

        Applicants must have at least one year of previous child care experience and an accredited high school diploma.