Our school age program is designed to offer safe, healthy, and educational care for children 5-12 years of age before school, after school, and during school days off and holiday vacations. We want parents to be assured that their child will be in an inviting and comfortable environment where staff strive to meet their emotional, social, and physical needs. We are equipped for caring for your school aged child by offering a variety of developmentally age appropriate activities both prepared by our staff and from independant learning activities of choice.
Our committment to quality care for your child is to create a caring, warm, and exciting enviornment where children can complete homework, be creative, work independantly and in small groups, support independent thinking, and encourage cooperative behavior. Our program goals also include promoting self-respect and respect for others, build self-esteem and confidence to help children better their social skills. In addition to our child-focused curriculum, we plan fun, educational field trips during the summer and on non-school days during the school year.
Kindergarten & School Age - Policies and Procedures - Non-School Days and Field Trips
Occasional field trips are part of the Before and After School Program. The field trip fee, which is in addition to the full-day tuition, covers the cost of the activity, meals, and transportation. Registrants will be notified in advance if a field trip is planned for a school day off. By signing the Registration Forms, the registrant is giving A Child’s Place to take the child on planned field trips. Additional information about the field trip will be given to parents in advance to decide if your child will participate. Please call or sign your child up for field trips in advance prior to deadlines. If a child doesn’t attend for any reason after a parent calls to sign or signs their child up in advance, field trip fees and child care fees will be billed accordingly. Please note that only children who are in school, Kindergarten and oldrer, are qualified to attend field trips. Children in Pre-K, age 5, do not qualify as part of policies and procedures.
Early Dismissal/School Days Off:
If your child needs additional care and/or wants to participate in a field trip, registrants are responsible for signing their child up for the additional days of care needed. Please note that if a registrant calls or signs up for additional care and does not attend care for any reason, your account will be invoiced and payment will be due. If no arrangements are made but your child attends care, your account will be invoiced and payment will be due. Additional childcare fees and field trips fees are non-refundable and will be charged to your account. Sign up deadlines will be posted on the informational parent table.
Children enrolled in the Before and After School Program will have first priority to enroll in the Summer Camp Adventure Program through A Child’s Place. All policies and procedures of the Summer Camp Adventure Program will be distributed to parents in a timely manner along with all registration materials, program meeting dates, fees, camp calendar, etc. Please see Summer Camp Section XII of our parent handbook. for further information. Please note that only children who are in school, Kindergarten and oldrer, are qualified to attend field trips. Children in Pre-K, age 5, do not qualify as part of policies and procedures. Families who enroll for summer camp will be required to pay all registration fees and security deposits.