Extended Day Programs
Center City PCS offers a safe and stimulating program for your child before and after school. Before and After care is available for students PreK3 – 8th grades.
EZ Child Track is our new online software for enrolling in before/after care; making payments; and changing services. We will no longer process payments via Tuition Express. All families, both new and returning, must register online at EZ Child Track to enroll. All invoicing and payments will be handled through this system.
To begin the registration process for school year 2022-23, click here.
Center City PCS’ before care program is a fee-based, structured morning intervention academy. Before care operates Monday-Friday with a start time of 7:00 AM. Students can be dropped off anytime between 7:00-7:30 AM. The 7:30 AM cut-off ensures that all participants will receive at least 30 minutes of academic programming including homework help, morning energizers, and time to utilize our online interventions.
The fee-based after-care program operates from 3:30-6:00 PM Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and from 1:30-6:00 PM on Wednesdays. Students will have an opportunity to complete homework as well as play games, and participate in outdoor activities (weather permitting). Students will have a minimum of 120 minutes of dedicated homework time per week during the program.
Learn more about Before and After Care at Center City
Extended Day Program Handbook (English/Spanish/Amharic)
Please use the forms below to make changes to your student’s extended day participation.
Before Care/After Care FAQ’s
What are the hours/days of operation?
Before care operates Monday through Friday from 7:00-8:30AM. Students may be dropped off anytime between 7:00-7:30AM. Students may NOT be dropped off or left outside the building earlier than 7:00AM. Doing so may result in a report to Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA) or dismissal from before-care. Students who arrive to before-care after 7:30AM will not be admitted into the program, therefore, it is the responsibility of the parent to make alternate morning care arrangements for their child if they miss the 7:30AM cut off. After care operates Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 3:30- 6:00PM and on Wednesdays from 1:30-6:00PM.
What happens if I cannot pick up my child from after care by 6:00PM?
Why is homework time only 30-60 minutes per day?
When is the monthly fee for before/after care programs due?
Payment for each program is due on the 15th of every month. Failure to submit payment on time will result in suspension of services until a payment is made or your child losing their spot in the program to a family on our waitlist. No refunds or credits will be issued if the child cannot participate in the program during the month including, but not limited to, non-participation for absences, discipline, or withdrawal.
If a child who is not participating due to non-payment arrives at before care, CFSA will be called. If a child who is not participating due to non-payment arrives at after care, the student will be sent to the school office and CFSA will be called if the student is not picked up within 30 minutes.
What is the cost for before/after care?
Is there a sibling discount for programming?
If your child attends an extended day program full-time (Monday-Friday), a five percent (5%) discount is offered for each additional child from your immediate family who enrolls in a full-time program.
What forms of payment are accepted for Center City PCS Extended Day programs?
Does Center City PCS accept child care subsidy vouchers as payment for extended day programs?
Can my student register for Extended Day programs only on certain days?
How do I enroll my student in these programs?
All invoicing and payments will be handled through this system.
How do I remove my child from an Extended Day program?
Does before/after-care operate if school is closed, delayed, or dismissed early?
For delayed starts, before-care will not operate but after-care will. Programming is not provided when there are early school closures due to weather or emergencies.
Do you offer breakfast or snack?
The last day of school for students is June 24. This will be a half-day.
DC Youth Ages 3 and up are Now Eligible to be Vaccinated
Children 3 and up are now eligible to get vaccinated. The vaccine is safe and lowers the chance of children getting and spreading COVID-19.
We continue to work diligently to ensure our students and staff can learn in a safe environment.