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Extended Care

The Extended Care Program is a service of The Colorado Springs School, Children's School Division.  This service is offered to the parents of students in Kindergarten through fifth grade (PreK can attend morning care, but not after-school care).  ALL Children's School students who are on campus before 7:50 a.m. or after 3:30 p.m. are required to be in the Extended Care Program.

Drop-Off / Pick-Up Procedures
All children attending Extended Care in the morning must be escorted into the classroom and signed in by a parent/guardian.  All children attending Extended Care in the afternoon must be signed out by a parent/guardian and escorted from the classroom. Older siblings are allowed to sign a student out of Extended Care if he/she is in the 6th grade or above, responsible for the child and a letter from the parent is on file with the Extended Care Program.

7:30 - 7:50 a.m. and 3:15 - 5:30 p.m.

Morning Extended Care is in the Early Childhood Center (PreK room):
         7:30 a.m. - 7:50 a.m. for PreKindergarten - Fifth Grade

Afterschool Extended Care is in the Early Childhood Center
         3:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. for Kindergarten - Fifth Grade
*PreKindergarten students are NOT eligible for afterschool Extended Care due to licensing limitations.

Weekday Dismissal Form (clickable Word document)
Weekday Dismissal Form (PDF)

When you fill out the "Weekday Dismissal" form, you choose the days and times that you need extended care. For the children who require regular extended care, a standing reservation can be made that guarantees a spot for the days selected.  If care is not needed that day, the parent is required to cancel the reservation by contacting Mrs. Derr, the Extended Care Coordinator.  Failing to do so, the parent will be charged for the time reserved.

The fee for a standing reservation or drop-in care is $6.50 per hour. There is a minimum charge of one hour for afternoon extended care; however, beyond one hour, fees are billed in half - hour increments. Morning care is a charge of $3.25.    
Drop-in Reservations
Due to the number of standing reservations in the Extended Care Program, drop-in spaces are limited.  To find out if drop-in space is available, contact Mrs. Derr in the Early childhood Center at 434-3540.  Drop-in spaces are not guaranteed.
Children are to bring a snack from home.

School ends at 3:15 p.m.  Please make arrangements to pick up your child at this time.  Parents will be charged $6.50 if a child is not picked up by 3:30 p.m.