School age programs are for children enrolled in kindergarten through sixth grade. The program is designed to provide enrichment and learning experiences that enhance the school and state curriculum. We offer a stimulating, safe and welcoming environment, with time for physical activity. Qualified staff who meet Department of Health Services strict requirements plan activities and structure the curriculum. The educational opportunities include cultural and environmental awareness through the use of recyclables to create anything their minds can imagine. Our School Age programs are accredited by the National Afterschool Association (N.A.A.) and are currently participating in the Arizona Self-study Project through the Association for Supportive Child Care, which is funded through First Things First. This lengthy evaluation process rates every aspect of a program in great detail. We also collaborate with the Arizona Center for After School Excellence. These programs are licensed by D.H.S. We are Department of Economic Security (D.E.S.) certified so that families in financial need might be able to receive assistance.
Our Staff & Standards
All staff members are encouraged to have or be in the process of an educational pathway to obtain certification or degrees in Early Childhood or Education.
Our current staff that interacts with the School Age children has the following credentials:
- Associate of Arts in Early Childhood
- Associate of Science in Adolescent Education History/Social Studies
- Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education
- Bachelor of Science in Human Services
- Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration
- Bachelor of Arts in History and General Science
- Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
- Child Development Associate certification
- Specializations in School Age
- Master of Education in Elementary Education
The staff is required by D.H.S. to have 18 hours of professional Development every 12 months, a current level one-fingerprint clearance card, C.P.R., First Aid, and current vaccinations against measles, mumps, rubella [MMR], tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis [TDP]
BEST OF ALL, our programs are convenient and safe. They are right on the Amphitheater elementary campuses. There is no need for your child to be transported to and from a center down the road in one of the vans that are driven by their staff.
Programs open at 6:30 a.m. and we ensure safe arrival to their classrooms when the morning bell rings. At dismissal, we meet all of our students and ensure their arrival to our room. Every site closes at 6:00 p.m. Each school has a different early release day, parent-teacher-conference schedule, etc. You will follow your child’s schedule. In most cases, we follow the Amphitheater Calendar. During the Fall, Rodeo, Spring and Summer breaks, we offer our programs at a limited number of sites. All children will have access to each of the open sites so you can choose where to enroll your child during the break.
Holidays – Closures
- Labor Day – Sept 7
- Veteran’s Day – Nov 11
- Thanksgiving – Nov 26 & 27
- Martin Lutheran King Day – Jan 18
- Memorial Day – May 25
- Independence Day – July 3
Fees & Tuition Packages
Annual Family Registration Fee: Annual $100 fee is assessed to families and applies to the 1st day of school through the last day of summer.
- Plan B – 4/5 days – $37.50 per week
- Plan B – 2/3 days – $25.00 per week
- Plan A – 5 days – $75.00 per week
- Plan A – 3 days – $50.00 per week
- Plan A – 2 days – $37.50 per week
- Plan B&A – 5 days – $87.50 per week
- Plan B&A – 3 days – $75.00 per week
- Plan B&A – 2 days – $50.00 per week
- Plan D – 1 day (the early out day) – $22.50 per week
Families that receive assistance from the Department of Economic Securities D.E.S. may be eligible for assistance. Please contact us for more information.
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