School Age Child Care Program

 
Applications for this years Before/After School program will be available starting Monday, July 29, 2019 at the Recreation office and via this website.  Please read and complete the parent portions of the Information Packet ahead of time, and then call or email to make an appointment.  Acceptance will be finalized ONLY after this meeting has taken place, the contract is agreed upon and first two weeks’ payments are secured.  We WILL NOT be taking walk-in appointments, but will be glad to set something up at parents’ earliest convenience.  Staff will be available for later evening hours during this week of enrollment to allow for parents’ later work schedules.
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What is the School Age Child Care Program?

The purpose of the School Age Child Care program is to meet the needs of the local communities by offering working parents an affordable and safe environment for their kindergarten through fifth-grade children during hours that extend beyond the school day. Currently, our Before School Child Care program is only offered at the Blue Mountain Elementary East building.  Our After School Child Care program is offered at both the Blue Mountain Elementary East and West buildings.  Children attending Cressona Elementary may attend the West program, with transportation to the West provided by the district.  During the Summer months, we offer a Summer Child Care program at both the Elementary East and West buildings.  These programs are licensed by the Department of Human Services  and operate under the authority of the Blue Mountain Recreation Commission, which is an equal opportunity care provider.

 

Before School Child Care Program notes:

  • Before School Child Care is only at the BME-East building.

  • Program runs from 6:30 A.M. to 8:30 A.M.

  • Program is for Kindergarten through Fifth Grade students.

  • When school is delayed or closed due to bad weather, our child care program is too.

  • There are Full Time and Part Time spots.

  • There is a fee for the program.

After School Child Care Program notes:

  • After School Child Care is at the BME-East & BME-West buildings.

  • The program runs from after school to 6 P.M.

    • Including half days for Act 80 days and parent-teacher conferences.

  • The program is for Kindergarten through Fifth Grade students.

  • When school is closed due to bad weather, our child care program is too.

    • If it is unsafe for the children to attend school, it is unsafe for our program.

  • There are Full Time and Part Time spots.

  • There is a fee for the program.


NOTES:

  • The site is licensed by the Department of Human Services.

  • The Blue Mountain Recreation Commission is an Equal Opportunity Care Provider

  • Students are accepted on a first come, first-serve basis with Resident students coming first.

STAFF

All site staff must pass state required clearances, complete courses in first aid, CPR, and fire safety. Most supervisors are either teachers, substitute teachers, or attempting to complete their education in teaching.

 

PROGRAM

Activities will include recreation, both indoors and outside, arts and crafts, organized games, snack, homework time (during the school year), trips, group activities, individual play, and unstructured play time.
 

EXAMPLE OF ACTIVITIES

Our goal is to provide quality child care with an emphasis on recreational and fun learning activities for the children. Each day could include:

  • PHYSICAL RECREATION

  • SPECIAL EVENTS

  • ARTS AND CRAFTS

  • SNACKS ( one at after school)

  • HOMEWORK TIME

  • FREE TIME
     

For further information or if you have questions, please feel free to contact Melissa Kull by phone or email the Recreation Office at 570-366-1190 or mkull@bluemountainrec.com.

Visit

669 Red Dale Road

Orwigsburg, PA 17961

Call

P:  570-366-1190

F:  570-366-4928

A community partnership:

Auburn Borough, Cressona Borough, Deer Lake Borough, East Brunswick Township, New Ringgold Borough, North Manheim Township, Orwigsburg Borough, Wayne Township, West Brunswick Township & Blue Mountain School District

Hours of Operation

School Year Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Summer Office Hours (6/3/19 - 8/23/19)

Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri:   8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Thursday:  8:00 am to 6:00 pm

It is the major objective of the Blue Mountain Recreation Commission to extend to the greatest number of people throughout the Blue Mountain area, regardless of age, sex, race, handicap, skill level or financial status, the most varied recreational activities that are practical to originate and conduct.

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