Before and After School Program


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




(No Family Discounts)


Registration Fee: $25.00 ($40.00 family) (one time non-refundable fee)

Weekly Rate: $50.00

Morning Care Rate: $20.00/week

Please verify your child’s account balance.

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.


The Kids Care Program works on a pre-paid 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 weekly credit balances carry forward except for the last week’s payment. Last week payment is pre-paid and non-refundable. Please plan accordingly.

*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. Children must be picked up by 6:00 pm each day. A late fee of $1.00 for each additional minute will be charged beginning at 6:01pm. Late fees are to be paid upon arrival and in your school’s form of payment.  Three (3) late pick-ups will result in dismissal from the program.


Dates Kids Care will be CLOSED:

Kids Care will be CLOSED on non-student school days and early dismissal days. Please refer to the District Calendar.

Morning 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.


Morning care is offered from 6:30 A.M. to 7:30 A.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 is offered from 2:10 P.M to 6:00 P.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.


Please notify your child’s classroom teacher or the school office and note it in the School Dismissal Manager app if your child is not attending the Kids Care program due to a change of schedule.

Medication Policy

The staff at Kids Care may not administer medication. 

A parent/guardian must inform the Program Director of any medical condition or need as well as any change in condition or need throughout the year. Medication must be dropped off or picked up during regular school hours.

Discipline Policy

The fee based program emphasizes a culture of collaboration, support, and mutual respect. Positive peer relationships and a cooperative learning environment for students and staff is important to us. Children and parents should be aware of our behavior policy:

FIRST OFFENSE: Verbal Warning 


THIRD OFFENSE: Referral written and parents/guardians will be contacted 

NOTE: Three written referrals will result in a suspension or dismissal from the program for the remainder of the school year.

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 three occasions.