Purpose:  The Extended Day Program provides services for parents who need support to decrease the number of latch key children. It is designed to enrich children's lives educationally, socially, emotionally, and physically in a safe and familiar setting. The program is open on regular school days.

Who May Attend:  All children in grades K - 5 may attend that can function in a group setting of staff to student ratio of 1:20.

Activities:  Program hours are 7 - 8:15 a.m. and at the close of the school day until 6:00 p.m. A wide variety of enrichment activities including arts and crafts, computers, music, games, homework assistance, and outdoor activities are offered at each site. Nutritious snacks are also served during the program.

Regular Fees: $25.00 a week for first child
$20.00 a week for each additional child
3 Day Fee: $15.00 a week (any 3 days)
Morning Fee:

$10.00 a week

 

Cost:  Because all programs close at 6:00 p.m., overtime charges will be assessed: $10.00 per child every 15 minute increment.

Registration:  Registration forms must be completed and a $10.00 registration fee paid before a child may participate in the program. Medical, emergency contact, and special needs information are required.

Payment of Fees:  Weekly fees must be paid on Monday or the first school day of the week. Payments may be by check unless a check has been returned for insufficient funds. In such cases, all future payments must be in cash or money order. Weekly receipts are issued and should be retained for income tax reporting services. The School District of Indian River County, Florida taxpayer identification number for such purposes in 59-6000-673.

Sign-Out:  In the interest of safety, the parent or guardian is expected to sign his child out of the Extended Day Program each day. NO child will be released to a person not authorized in writing by the custodial parent on file with the program. Persons not recognized by the staff will be asked to show identification.
 
Discipline:  Positive reinforcement is used in dealing with children. Input from parents concerning problems at home which may affect a child's behavior is welcomed. If problems persist and affect the safety of the other children in the program, The Extended Day staff reserves the right to suspend and/or expel a child from the program. Actions include verbal warning, time out (removal from group or activity) and/or termination from the program.