Champions Before & After School Care
The program is open to students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Five optional daily activity areas are set up at each site: Sports Zone, where students are able to participate in physical activities; Take the Challenge, where students can engage in shared reading or complete homework assignments with the help of a teacher; Imagine That, where students can work on an arts and crafts or theatre project; The Nature of It, where students can construct projects related to science or nature; and Snack Attack, where students learn about healthy foods and have the opportunity to cook, create, and eat the final product. Professionally-trained adult supervision is provided at all sites.
Flexible Enrollment Days - Children may be enrolled for two, three, four, or five days per week. Tuition is based on the number of days for which a child is enrolled, and a discount is provided for siblings. An extra fee is charged for days when school is closed for a holiday or there is a one-session day scheduled. Before-school care programs begin at 7 a.m. After-school care programs end at 6:30 p.m.
Drop-in Care Available - "As needed" or "drop-in" care slots are available at every site. Once parents pay the annual registration fee, a child may be permitted to attend an AM or PM session that is paid for on the day of service.
One-Session and Recess Day Availability - Champions also provides service for most one-session and school recess days. This is available for parents whose children regularly attend Champions' before- or after-care programs as well as for those parents who wish to avail themselves of Champions' services on an "as needed" or "drop-in" basis only.
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Delayed Morning Opening – If the district issues a delayed opening, the program will open at 8:00 a.m.
School Closing After Delayed Opening – If the district determines that schools will be closed after initially announcing a delayed opening, the Champions PM program will not be provided. The Champions staff will notify participating AM parents.
Early Closing of School – If schools are closed for inclement weather or for any other situation, the Champions program will be open for a 2-hour period. Champions staff will notify parents that the program is cancelled, and ask that the parents arrange to pick up their children within the 2-hour window.
If you have additional questions about the program, contact Thea Pace, Champions Area Manager, at 732-407-3662 or firstname.lastname@example.org