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About Before & After School Extended Care
We recognize the challenges that working parents face with childcare arrangements and strive to provide options for our school families. These programs are not offered during the summer holiday or when school is not in session.
Supervised activities include homework time, puzzles, board games, crafts, coloring, legos, Play Dough, imaginative play, access to indoor gym, and outdoor play (weather permitting).
Preschool & Kindergarten Wrap Around Care
Our Wrap Around Care program is available from 11:50 AM until 3:25 PM. The fee is $4 per hour. Any part of the hour will be charged $2.50 for 30 minutes.
11:50-12:15 Lunch in the classroom or in the gym on hot lunch days.
12:15-1:00 Rest time begins with the caregiver reading to the children and is followed by quiet music. Children look at books quietly or sleep.
1:00-1:15 Children use the bathroom and play quietly until everyone is ready.
1:15-2:00 Children spend time playing either outside or in the gym.
2:00-2:15 Caregiver reads aloud a Bible story.
2:15-2:30 Caregiver leads a music, movement, craft, game, or sensory activity.
2:30-3:15 Snack and free play either in the classroom or outside.
3:15-3:25 Children transition to our after school care program, are picked up, or ride the school bus home.
Before School Care
The morning program starts as early as 7 AM. If St Mark experiences a two-hour delay due to weather, before school care will begin at 9 AM.
Fees are based on arrival time:
- 7:00-7:30 AM = $6
- 7:31-8:00 AM = $4
- 8:01-8:15 AM = $2
After School Care
The afternoon program begins at 3:20 PM and ends at 5:30 PM. All children are given the option of choosing a small healthy snack. Children will be sent directly to After School Care if they are not picked up by 3:40 PM and school care charges will begin at that time.
Fees are based on length of stay:
- 30 minutes = $2.50
- 1 hour = $4