School Age Child Care Program

Download 2021-2022 Childcare Enrollment Packet here

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 A.M. dismissal (approximately 8:10)

  • Program is for Kindergarten through Fifth Grade students currently attending classes in one of our buildings.

  • Students who attend Cressona or West can attend AM childcare at East and be bussed to their respective buildings.

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

  • There are Full Time and Part Time care plans available.

  • There is a fee for the program.

After School Child Care Program notes:

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

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

  • The program is for Kindergarten through Fifth Grade students currently attending classes in one of our buildings.

  • Students who attend West @ St. Ambrose are bussed to Cressona Elementary for PM childcare.

  • 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:

  • This program 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 working toward completing their education in Teaching, Psychology or some other Human Services field.

 

PROGRAM

Daily activities 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.