Before & After School

  • Fall 2021 Before/After School Programs

    Rec & Ed is planning to offer a variety of before and after school programs beginning in the fall, 2021. Unfortunately, the pandemic hit our enrichment program partners and the labor market hard, and we are rebuilding and redesigning our offerings in this new reality. Our focus remains on creating programs that promote children’s well-being, enrichment, and fun.

    We're anticipating being able to provide a menu of options that includes licensed programs (formerly "School Aged Child Care") in some places, consistent enrichment programming for longer hours at some buildings, and a blend at other buildings. This blend will change through the year as we learn what works best and as we hire and staff the programs.

    We understand that program cost is on the minds of many parents. As an organization, we must balance paying employees a competive wage and benefits with keeping the prices affordable for families. In addition, the Rec & Ed Scholarship Program offers tens of thousands of dollars of fee waivers to families each year. 

    Licensed Before/After School Programs

    On June 22, we announced before and after school program availability at five elementary schools: Abbot, Carpenter, Lakewood, Mitchell, and Pittsfield. Families at those buildings can request a spot for their chil(dren) by filling out their school’s interest form by July 9.

    We're aiming to add to the above list of schools by hiring before and after school care workers! New hires are eligible for a $200 bonus if they start work in August and meet other requirements. See our job postings here.

    Enrichment Classes and Programs

    Rec & Ed is also modifying and expanding our after school enrichment classes and programs to better meet the needs of working families. While we already have some enrichment providers ready to come back, we're open to new people and organizations who have an interest in providing after school enrichment in our AAPS buildings. Have an idea for an after school program? Individuals, non-profits, and businesses are welcome to respond to a Request for Information for After School Programming by July 21. Information is available here

    Throughout the summer, we’ll be announcing more before and after school programs directly to school communities through school messenger, on this website, in our “The Lightbulb” newsletter, and through social media. 

     

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    Focused on families with children in grades K-12, this newsletter spotlights Rec & Ed’s before and after school programs, school break camps, registration deadlines for youth sports, and special events. 

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Before & After School Program Contacts