Before Care and After Care
AfterCare Policy Information (please read this important document for COVID-related Before Care and After Care policy changes)
The Before and After School Care Program is available to all children in our Pre-K 3 through grade 8 who attend The Academy of Our Lady of Peace. Children participating on a full-time or part-time basis are enrolled in the program and drop-in students are welcome with 24-hour notice. The program is designed to complement the philosophy of the Academy and support family values. We are committed to provide quality care in a loving, Christian environment.
The Before and After School Care Program provides professional supervision, recreational activities and much more. There is a set time for homework and snacks. Daily activities including art and indoor and outdoor games will be provided for the children. The program is intended to foster the child’s social, emotional, and physical development in a safe, secure, and stable atmosphere. Parents can be assured that their children are well cared for.
Students who are currently enrolled in The Academy of Our Lady of Peace are eligible on days that they attend school. Once a child is picked up from school he/she may not return to the After Care Program.
The Before and After School Care Program is open Monday through Friday from the first full day until the second to the last day of school. Before School Care begins at 7:00 am and ends at 8:10 am. The hours for After School Care are from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm on full session days and from 12:30 pm to 7:00 pm on first Fridays and most half-day sessions. After School Care is closed half-day sessions before holidays, school vacations, teacher professional days and emergency school closings. On days when school has a delayed opening there is no Before Care.
The Drop-in Program requires a non-refundable fee per family paid to The Academy of Our Lady of Peace. Fees are paid on an hourly basis and payment is due at the time of the services and paid directly to The Academy of Our Lady of Peace.
All children will be picked up at the Aftercare door which is at the top of the stairs beyond the cafeteria door. Parents must call for pickup as no one is permitted in the building due to COVID. Written notification of any change in routine must be presented, for example, after school activities, going home with a friend, etc. For the safety of the children, no child will be released without verification of an authorized pick-up.
An emergency form must be on file with the Director of the program. This form must be filled out completely at the time of registration. Please share any necessary information which would be required to insure a safe environment for your child.
Food and Snacks
Children must bring a lunch from home on half days (First Fridays). Children should bring a snack each day for aftercare. Snack will NOT be provided otherwise.
When the weather gets colder, warm coats, hats, gloves and scarves are necessary, since time will be spent outside each day. When it gets too cold we will stay indoors for play time.