Before & After School Programs

Director: Mary Lee Howard
Contact Number: 770-867-3182

Welcome to our Childcare Program at Kennedy Elementary!

The Morning Childcare Program (6:30 a.m. – 7:00 a.m.) will be housed in the gym. The drop-off area will be the gym door (located to the right of the main entrance). The fee for the morning program is $10.00 per week per child. (Reduced rates apply for multiple children.)  Parents must walk their child(children) in the building and sign them in each morning.

The Afternoon Childcare Program (dismissal – 6:00 p.m.) will be held in different areas of the school. Pick-up will be in the main office after 3:00 p.m. The first 30 minutes of the program will be used for snack time. The rest of the time will consist of homework time, computer time, playtime and/or art time, etc.. The fee for the afternoon program is $60.00 per week per child.  (Reduced rates apply for multiple children.)

Students must be registered before they may attend the program. Only students currently enrolled at Kennedy Elementary school are eligible to attend our before/after school programs. The registration fee is $25.00 per child. Please remember, any changes concerning your child’s transportation must be made in writing. We also remind everyone that you must sign your child out each day and only those persons authorized may check out your child. Anyone signing out a child must be prepared to show an ID.

Currently, the afternoon program is full. To apply for morning care, please complete this registration form.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school at 770-867-3182.

Mary Lee Howard, Director

Program Fees (Regular 5 Day A Week School Week)
Weekly Fee:
Morning $10.00
Afternoon $60.00

Payment is made on or before Wednesday of the week before services are provided. All checks should be made out to Kennedy Elementary School Childcare. Fees may be prepaid and credits will be applied to future charges. All accounts should be kept current. Any child(ren) with past due accounts will be withdrawn from the program. Reduced rates apply for multiple children.

# of Children Before School After School Before and After
1 Child $10 $60 $70
2 Children $15 $90 $105
3 Children $20 $120 $140
4 Children $25 $150 $175

All children participating in the After School Childcare Program will be offered a snack. Children participating in the Before School Childcare Program will have the opportunity to get breakfast when they are released from morning care.

Program Hours
The programs will operate from 6:30 a.m. until 7:00 a.m. for before school care (sign in before 6:45 a.m.) and for after school until 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday on days that Barrow County Schools are in session. Parents may pick up their child(ren) at any time during these hours, but parents must pay full fees regardless of how many days/hours the child(ren) participates.

Program Schedule
WHEN BARROW COUNTY SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED, the CHILDCARE PROGRAM WILL BE CLOSED. The program follows the school calendar. If school closes during the day for emergency reasons, information provided on the Emergency Instructions form will be followed.  If the program is open three or more days during that week, then the regular rates will apply. If the program is only open two days or less during that week, then the rates will be prorated.

Emergency Procedures for Late Pickups
The staff will attempt to contact the parent if no one comes for the child(ren) by 6:30 p.m. In the event that the parent cannot be contacted, the staff shall contact the emergency contacts listed on the registration form. If the staff is unsuccessful and no one comes by 7:00 p.m., the principal and local law enforcement personnel will be contacted.

Fees for Late Pickup
Anyone picking up his/her child(ren) after 6:00 p.m. will be charged $5.00 per minute overtime. This overtime must be paid at the time the child(ren) is/are picked up or on the next day. Failure to pay by the next day will result in the parent being asked to not send the child(ren) to the program until the fee is paid. If the parent is late picking up the child(ren) more than three times, then the child(ren) will be withdrawn from the program.

The Kennedy Before and After School Childcare Program is founded on the premise that all children should be in a safe and nurturing environment in order to develop positive self-images. We have made the commitment to provide this program as a service to our parents in need of childcare before and/or after school.

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