Kids Care

San Carlos Park Elementary Kids Care Program provides our students with a safe and enriching environment before school, after school, and on non-school days.

Rates

(No Family Discounts)

Registration Fee: $10.00 (one time non-refundable fee)
Daily Rate: $12.00
Weekly Rate: $55.00
Morning Care Rate: $2.00
Camp Day (7 AM – 6 PM) $20.00 (pending enrollment)

Last Week (May 22-26, 2017) Please verify your child’s account balance.

Last week payment is pre-paid and non-refundable. Please plan accordingly.

Hours of Operation

Morning Care: 6:30 A.M. to 7:30 A.M.
Regular School Day: 2:10 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.
Early Dismissal Day: 12:10 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.
Camp Day(s):  7:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

Payments

The Kids Care Program works on a pre-pay basis. Payment is due prior to participation*. Payment may be made in the Kids Care office or in the main school office during school hours. Accounts on Daily Rate status will also need to maintain a $55.00 credit balance prior to the week of participation. All credit balances carry forward.

*According to Florida Constitution Article VII, Section 10, Pledging Credit. “Neither the state nor any county, school district, municipality, special district or agency of them, shall become a joint owner with, or stockholder of, or give, lend or use its taxing power or credit to aid any corporation, association, partnership or person.”

Children will NOT be accepted into Kids Care with an unpaid balance. It is very important to maintain a zero balance every week. Please be aware, if your account becomes past due, you will be called to pick up your child. Unpaid balances are subject to collection.

Late Fees and Other Charges

  1. After one returned check, Kids Care will only accept cash, cashier’s check or money order as payment.
  2. Students who are picked up after hours will be charged a late fee. The fee is $15.00 from 6:05P.M. to 6:15 P.M., $30.00 from 6:16 P.M. to 6:30 P.M., and $45.00 from 6:31 P.M. to 6:45 P.M. for each child and is due the next business day. Students picked up late frequently will be subject to the District Revocation Policy.
  3. Credit Balances are refunded upon request on or before May 15th.

CAMP DAYS

(Non-School Days - $20 per day)

Camp Days will be held pending enrollment. Advance sign-up for Camp Day(s) will be required and are pre-paid. Parents will be charged for days selected. Notice of sign-up dates will be in the SCPE Newsletter and posted on the Kids Care office board.  Students are encouraged to bring bikes and/or scooters with a helmet.  They are permitted to bring handheld games and small toys with the approval of the director. Camp will be filled with computer time, outside games, center activities, and a cooking activity.  Students must bring a morning snack and a lunch. An afternoon snack is provided. School uniform is not required on camp days. Kids Care is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Dates Kids Care will be OPEN:

October 3 - Rosh Hashanah 
October 17 - Professional Duty Day
December 23, 26-30 - Winter Break
January 2-6 - Winter Break
February 21 - Inservice Day
March 17 - Professional Duty Day
April 10-13, 17 - Spring Break

Dates Kids Care will be CLOSED:

September 5 - Labor Day
November 11 - Veterans Day
November 23-25 - Thanksgiving Break
January 16 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 20 - Presidents’ Day
April 14 - Good Friday

**Any day the district calls a hurricane day

Morning and Camp Day Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures

Please enter the bus entrance to the school and go to the covered entrance when checking in or picking up your child.  The Kids Care Office is through the glass doors and at the immediate right. Parents must enter the building to check students in and out of the program.

The safety of your child is our first priority.  Therefore, if the person picking up your child appears to be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, or unable to drive safely, the following procedures will be implemented:

  1. Kids Care staff will offer to call a taxi or another driver.
  2. If the person insists on driving with your child, the Kids Care staff will call 911 to report the concern and provide information to ensure the child gets home safely. 

Before School Care

Morning care is offered from 6:30A.M. to 7:30A.M. and is a very relaxed atmosphere. Students can bring breakfast from home or have the option of getting a free breakfast from the cafeteria. Students may do their homework from the day before, draw, or play games.

After School Care

After school care is offered from 2:10P.M to 6:00P.M. Students are provided a snack directly after school and participate in activities such as, outside play, arts/crafts and Clubs. Students will be provided time for homework and our staff will assist them. Please be advised that homework time is not a time to tutor. Parents are responsible for reviewing their child’s homework for completion and understanding.  

Absences

Please notify your child’s classroom teacher or the school office if your child is not attending the Kids Care program due to a change of schedule. 

Medication Policy

Students who need to take medication will need a parent permission form and a physician’s permission form on file in the clinic at San Carlos Park Elementary.  Parents must provide medication for after-school hours and camp days.

Discipline Policy

The San Carlos Park Elementary Kids Care Program creates a fun, caring, yet structured, environment for children.  To provide this environment, counselors will set rules and expectations for student behavior.  These rules will include:                   

  1. Respect each other at all times.
  2. Follow directions when given.
  3. Keep hands and feet to yourself.

 

Students who choose not to follow rules will have the following consequences:

  1. Verbal warning from Counselor
  2. Time out from group (length of time appropriate to age)
  3. Time out in Kids Care office (parents notified verbally at pick-up)
  4. Three repeated offenses may result in temporary assignment to another group.
  5. Parent/Director Conference

 

If infraction warrants, parents will be notified immediately and may be required to pick up student. Students will be written up for behaviors that warrant it. We go by a three strike policy and you will be made aware of the incident the day of the incident.  If a student earns three strikes, there will be a meeting with parent and director to discuss possible suspension or removal of student from the program until the next school year.

 

Students who are frequently aggressive or hurtful toward other students may have their enrollment revoked with prior notification to parents.

Enrollment and Revocation Procedures

Kids Care is a fee-based program for students in kindergarten through fifth grade who are enrolled at San Carlos Park Elementary.  Students must be able to function in a group with a supervision ratio of 25:1 and be self-sufficient in bathroom procedures.

 

Registration is required yearly and is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Registration may be suspended if enrollment reaches program capacity.

 

In accordance with the District Policy for Fee Based Programs, the Principal or Director has the authority to revoke the enrollment of a student in a fee-based program if the following situations occur:

 

  1. The student becomes a behavior problem as defined in the program discipline policy.
  2. Non-payment of regular weekly fees.
  3. The student is picked up late in the evening on a regular basis.