Extended Day Program

  • 2022-2023 School Year


    Please call 734 994 2300 X 53253 to register for Abbot, Angell (PM only), Carpenter, Lakewood, Mitchell, and Pittsfield EDP. Please view site openings here

    • The price of the program will be divided into equal payments in a payment plan.
    • Extended Day Program Parent Handbook


    Extended Day Program - Before/After Care

    We understand how important before and after school care is to working families in AAPS. Rec & Ed's Before/After Care program promotes children's wellbeing through enrichment activities, positive relationships, and a safe environment. Rec & Ed is actively hiring qualified staff for Fall 2022 with the intention of adding at least two more sites beyond the current five. Our child care licenses are up-to-date in 13 additional buildings -- all we need is staff. 

    Join Our Friendly and Caring Team!

    To attract and retain staff, we have increased pay rates for all positions, added benefits, and are offering a fall financial bonus. Schedules are flexible, with both part-time and full-time opportunities ranging from assistant to program director. Find out more on our employment opportunities page.

    Three schedules are available for families:

    • Full time - AM and PM 5 days/week
    • AM only - 5 days/week
    • PM only - 5 days/week
    *For full-time care, please register for both the AM and PM sessions.


    As an organization, we must balance paying employees a competitive wage and benefits with keeping the prices affordable for families. Fees for the 2022-23 school year will increase to offer a higher base pay for all positions, provide benefits, and give fall retention bonuses.

    Assistance for Program Fees

    Programs are available to families needing financial assistance who meet income eligibility requirements:

    • The Michigan Tri-Share Program, coordinated locally by the Child Care Network. More information here.
    • The Childcare Network has a family support program. More information here.
    • The Rec & Ed Scholarship Program offers tens of thousands of dollars of fee waivers to families each year. We offer 25%, 50% and 75% fee waivers to those who apply and qualify. Families may apply for the standard scholarship at any time. This scholarship requires additional documentation. The free & reduced scholarship application for the 2022-2023  is available here.

    Extended Day Program - After School Enrichment Classes and Programs

    Rec & Ed's Extended Day Program includes after school classes that run until 5:00 or 5:30 p.m. one day per week for 6-12 weeks. Classes include art, drama, science, chess, sports, and more. For more information regarding after school enrichment classes for fall 2022, check aarecedonline.com in mid-August. Interested in offering an after school class? Visit the Apply to Teach page.

Before/After Care Contacts