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Welcome to Our Program

Here at Savannah Christian Preparatory School, we offer 3 different childcare programs for our Lower School.

Our Before Care Program begins at 6:30 a.m. and ends at 7:45 a.m. The wonderful morning experience offers many fun activities for the students before school begins.

Our Extended Care Program is from 2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. It offers students time to unwind with a snack and plenty of indoor/outdoor play.

Our Aftercare Program is from 2:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Each child is provided with a yummy snack. Time is given to provide physical activities indoors and outdoors (weather permitting). Lastly, it has designated time for homework for our older students.

Additional Services

Drop-in care is available.

Holiday care is offered throughout the school year. We must have at least 10 students registered and pre-paid in order to offer holiday care.

Service

Times Available

Price

Before Care 6:30am-7:45am* $135 / month
Extended Care 2:45pm-4:00pm $145 / month
Aftercare 2:45pm-6:00pm* $225 / month
Before & Aftercare *See above times $250 / month

Additional Fees

Registration fee:
$25 / service before August 14

$35 / service after August 14

Late fees:
$40 drop-in fee after 4:00pm
$25 every quarter hour after 6:00pm

Additional Services

Drop In Before Care $10 Daily
2:45pm-3:30pm $10 Daily
3:31pm-4:00pm $20 Daily
2:45pm-6:00pm $40 Daily
Holiday Care 6:30am-6:00pm $45 Daily

2018–2019

Registration is available by clicking here.

Procedures for Dropping off Your Student

  • Please park in the parking lot near the Akins building and walk into the building.
  • If you arrive at 7:25 am or later, it is best to park to the left of the Akins building to avoid getting stuck in the carpool line in the mornings.
  • Please, sign-in your student every morning.

Before Care Locations

  • Pre-K – Kindergarten: Akins-Media Center Classroom
  • 1st – 5th Grade: Akins Music Room (down the hall, last room on the left)

Procedures for Picking up Your Student

  • Please park in the parking lot near the Akins building and walk into the building. Parking under the awning is not permitted.
  • Please have identification ready should a staff member request it for the safety of your student. Thank you.
  • We invite you to come sign out your student in the Akins Building. If a staff member is not present to help you, you may find your child’s location listed on the Before/Aftercare Bulletin board locating by the sign in/out notebook.
  • If you plan on picking up your Extended/Aftercare child between the time of 2:45 p.m.- 3:00 p.m., please call the Lower School Office by 2:30 p.m. and request your child to be put in the carpool pickup and drive through to pick him/her up. Between 2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. all Aftercare staff is working together to make sure every student is picked up from their class, arrives to their respective destination safely, and is accounted for. Safety is a number one priority for us in Before/Aftercare.
  • Hours for Aftercare are from 2:45 until 6:00.  A $25 late pick-up fee will be assessed for every quarter hour after 6 p.m. that a student is not picked up.
  • Hours for Extended Care are from 2:45 until 4:00.  Any student that is not picked up by 4 p.m. will be moved into an Aftercare group.  This move incurs a drop-in charge of $40.00

Aftercare Locations

  • Prek: Akins Building-Media Center Classroom or the Playground
  • Kindergarten: Akins Building-Kindergarten Classroom, Media Center or Playground
  • 1st/2nd: Lower School Gym, Playground, or Akins-Lower School Media Center
  • 3rd/4th/5th: Lower School Gym, Playground or Akins-Lower School Computer Lab

Rules & Consequences

Rules

  1. Treat others with God’s love.
  2. Obey the 1st time.
  3. Play safely and appropriately.
  4. Exhibit a learning spirit.

All rules found in the Student Behavior Guidelines from the Parent-Student Handbook apply to before & aftercare as well.

Rewards

Each child who has honored all After Care rules will be given a special reward during After Care.

Consequences

  1. Verbal Warning by Staff Member
  2. Sit Out from Activity
  3. Note home
  4. Immediate contact with the parent

Severe misbehavior and/or multiple Savannah Christian Lower School Disciplinary Forms may result in expulsion from the Aftercare program.

Please Provide

  • Water bottle
  • Extra pair of clothes (in case of accidents, spills, mud, etc.)
  • Jacket for days cooler than 70 degrees
  • Extra snack (in case your child does not like the snack provided, is still hungry, or has allergies/medical conditions)
  • 1st–5th grade materials for homework time (pencils, pencil sharpener, paper, etc.)

Need to Know

  • Always have your ID or Car Visor Tag readily available
  • Please label all your child’s belongings
  • If you need to speak with a staff member, please call our mobile number, our landline or the Lower School Office (numbers listed on the Before/Aftercare bulletin board)
  • Please ask your child’s group leader about signing up to receive text message alerts from before/aftercare.
  • Any billing/payment questions may be sent to Melissa Shuman (mshuman@savcps.com).
  • Please read all emails, check the website periodically, and sign up for text alerts to stay updated on changes that may happen throughout the year.
  • Provide your child with all knowledge and medical supplies if necessary (ex: Epipen and inhaler)
  • No toys, collectors cards, or electronics
  • Reregister your child every year for Before/Aftercare services if needed

Holiday Care Information

Cost:
Early Registration: $45 daily

*The Holiday Care Registration form must be completed by each given due date for early registration to be applied. The given due date can be found on each individual form.

Registration: $60 daily

Hours:
6:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Location:
Akins, Lower School Gym, Playground, Cafeteria

Food Provided:
2 snacks & lunch at the cafeteria

Things to Bring:
Water bottle, change of clothes, jacket (weather permitting), a blanket for rest time (PreK/K)

*Holiday Care will be held in the Lower School Gym for 10 or more registered students. We will notify you at least 24 hours in advance if care is canceled.

An opportunity to sign up for each date or group of dates becomes available as the holiday approaches.
Students must be signed up in advance to secure a place in holiday care. A specific number of allotted spaces are available each day.

Holiday Care Registration Forms that are currently open are available online. Click on the underlined day of the date needed below.
*It must say “Your response has been recorded” at the end of your form for it to be submitted correctly.

Holiday Care Tentative Schedule 2018–2019

July 30-August 15 Summer Break/Preplanning Closed
September 3 Labor Day Closed
October 8 Student Holiday Care Offered*
November 12 Veteran’s Day Care Offered*
November 19-20 Thanksgiving Break Care Offered*
November 21-23 Thanksgiving Break Closed
December 24-31 Christmas Break Closed
January 1 Christmas Break Closed
January 2-4 Christmas Break Care Offered*
January 7 Student Holiday Care Offered*
January 21 MLK Jr. Day Closed
February 18 President’s Day Care Offered*
March 18-22 Spring Break Care Offered*
April 19 Good Friday Closed
April 22 Easter Holiday Care Offered*
May 27 Memorial Day Closed
May 28-30 Post Planning Summer Break Begins!