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Webster Public Schools Before and After School Program

 

The Webster Public Schools Before and After School Program is pleased to offer before and after school care for school age children from Kindergarten through Grade 6.  Located at the Park Avenue Elementary School, the atmosphere is enjoyable, comfortable and safe.  The program's philosophy is that each child deserves the love and respect that will foster self-esteem, independence, and self-worth.  The program provides activities that will address the physical, intellectual, social, and emotional needs of all of the participants.

Hours of Operation
The Webster Public School Before and After School Program is operated only when school is in session.  The program opens its doors for the morning session at 6:30 AM and will provide care until 8:30 AM each day. The afternoon session begins at 3:00 PM and runs until 6:00 PM daily. Webster Middle School children will be bussed to Park Avenue Elementary School.

Severe weather conditions could cause the Webster Public Schools Before and After School Program to be canceled.  If school has been canceled or delayed due to snow, the program will be closed.  If school is dismissed early due to inclement weather, the program will not operate the afternoon session.  If the program is canceled due to an unexpected event, the daily tuition for that day will be refunded or credited to the following week's tuition.

Tuition and Payment Information
*$25 Non-refundable Annual Registration Fee for each of the first two children enrolled from a family.  The registration fee for each additional child is $10.00.

* Morning Session - $12.00 per day for Park Avenue Elementary School students who arrive before 7:30 AM.
* Morning Session - $7.00 per day for students scheduled to arrive after 7:30 AM.
* Afternoon Session - $12.00 per day for all students
* Afternoon Sessions during Professional Development Half-Days - $12.00 for children who stay between 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM and $24.00 for children who stay between 12:00 PM and 6:00 PM.
* Late Fees - If a child is not picked-up by 6:00 PM, a $10 fee for the first 15 minutes and an additional $10 fee for each 15 minute increment will need to be added to the week's tuition.

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Child Care Vouchers are accepted for children whose parents meet subsidized childcare eligibility requirements.  Vouchers are issued through Child Care Resources, An affiliate of the Seven Hills Foundation in Worcester, MA.  Parents can call 508-856-7930 for information and to schedule an appointment.

Tuition is due one week in advance, no later than Thursday for the following week. Several payment options are available for you to pay tuition:

Personal check, money order, and cash are accepted, handed to the program Director or a staff member.

Electronic payment can be made through the on-line Bill Payment Option, listed under the Parents link found at the top of the school website.

 

Snacks and Breakfast
A light, nutritious snack will be served as part of the Before School program and an afternoon snack will be provided as part of the After School program.  Additionally, breakfast will be available when the Before School students arrive at the Webster Middle School and will be served at 8:30 AM at Park Avenue Elementary School for families who wish to participate.  Participation in the school breakfast programs is organized through the K-12 staff.

 

Activity

Students participate in activities such as sports, center time and dramatic play.  Students receive support completing their summer reading requirements and engage in educational activities during “creative learning” in mathematics, art, science, and technology.

 
Additional information: please call Lois Taylor at 508-808-1887 or e-mail Lois at ltaylor@webster-schools.org.