PCS Before and After School Care
Before School Care is a custodial program that offers adult supervision of structured free play and activities. Specialized care is provided from 6 a.m. until 8 a.m. daily for children in grades K through 5th.
After School Care is an academic enrichment and recreational program that offers a complete schedule of structured time with planned enrichment, crafts, and recreational activities. Students are allowed to complete homework after 4 p.m. and are monitored by a daycare teacher or assistant. Care is provided daily from 3:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. for children in grades K- 5.
A written daily/weekly schedule for each group of children indicating routines and blocks of times assigned for activities is posted and followed. The schedule includes:
A balance between self-directed and adult-guided activities, periods of play alternating with periods of relative quiet times and outdoor play.
The variety of experiences include opportunities for creative self expression through the media of dance, musical rhythms, and art: development of manipulative skills and motor coordination through puzzles, blocks and climbing equipment; the increase of knowledge through excursions, and science activities; the development of concepts through exposure to materials which stimulate basic awareness; growth of language skills through stories, songs, and dramatic play; relaxation through quiet activities and small group games.
Watching videos will only be allowed on special occasions or when it has a direct relationship to an activity.
“TV” soaps are prohibited.
Toy guns, pistols, knives, and weapons of any type are not permitted at any center.
Parents may be asked to send money for refreshments or to prepare a picnic or bag lunch for field trips (Summer Care).