Frequently Asked Questions
How do I enroll my child in Extended Day Child Care?
Parents wishing to enroll new children into the program during the CURRENT school year must first contact the Children’s Services Office at (440) 885-2484. If space in the program is available, and upon payment of the registration fee ($20 per child or $30 per family), you will be given an enrollment packet to complete. When you return the completed papers to your child's building along with the first week's tuition, you will be contacted to arrange your start date. Registration fees are non-refundable and paid annually. The EDC enrollment packet must be filled out completely and returned to the child’s school along with the first week’s tuition BEFORE a child can start.
I am already in EDC, how do I reserve my spot for next year?
Parents of children enrolled in the program will be given an Intent-to-Return Form in the spring. This form, along with the annual non-refundable registration fee of $20 per child, or $30 per family, must be returned to your program to secure your child’s space on the roster. Space is not secure if there is an outstanding balance due when the program ends in June.
IMPORTANT: Parents cannot return the Intent-to-Return Form and the registration fee, and then withdraw their children from the program with the intention of returning in the fall. By withdrawing, you are forfeiting your space in the program and the registration fee. The service agreement states that payment is due through and including the last day of service. Re-enrollment will require another registration fee.
How Do I withdraw my child from EDC?
Written notification is required to withdraw your child from EDC. Daily tuition fees will continue to accrue until written notification is received. Forms are available from the EDC staff.
What do I do if my schedule changes?
If you need to permanently change your schedule, you will need to contact the EDC office to find out if space is available for your child. You will then need to complete a new Service Agreement before you can change service. Please note you may not add care if your account is not current.
What happens during EDC?
Our out-of-school programs are staffed by trained, nurturing caregivers in order to provide a safe environment for our children. During your child’s time in EDC he/she will have opportunities to engage in small and large muscle activities, social activities, arts and crafts projects, enrichment programs, and academic enhancement activities, including Homework Time.
When is EDC open?
The EDC Program is open whenever school is open for students. The EDC Program will be closed whenever school is not in session. An EDC calendar is available at the beginning of each school year.
How early can I drop off my child
The EDC program opens promptly at 7 AM in the elementary buildings. We are unable to allow earlier drop-off. There are no AM programs in the middle schools.
What if I can't arrive by closing time?
The EDC program closes promptly at 6 PM and late fees begin at 6:01 PM. If you are unable to pick up your child by 6:00 PM, our program may not meet your needs. Children, parents, and staff need to be exiting the building by closing times.
Is tuition charged when EDC is closed?
Tuition is not charged for teacher in-service/waiver days and school-scheduled recesses and holidays. However, tuition is charged if the school is closed due to unforeseen circumstances such as snow, fire, plumbing, etc.
How do I pay for Extended Day Child Care?
Click on the Tuition tab for all tuition information.
My child will be absent, who do I inform?
It is preferred that you contact our staff during hours of operation to report any absences. Voicemail will be available when the program is not in session. You may also call the school office and leave a message for EDC between 8:30 AM and 3:00 PM.
Can anyone pick up my child?
Three emergency contact names and one additional pick-up authorization is required to remain in the program. Authorized people must be at least 18 years old unless approved by the Supervisor of Children’s Services, and be willing to pick-up your child in emergency situations.
It is important that you inform anyone you authorize to pick up your child to bring along identification when picking up your child from our program. We will not release a child to anyone not having proper identification even if you have authorized them.