Before and After School Program

DIRECTOR

Brittany Faust
E-mail address: Brittanyfa@Leeschools.net
Phone: 239-458-7391
Fax: 239-772-0749

 

PROGRAM GOAL

To provide our Cafferata students with a safe and structured
environment following the CDC Guidelines, while meeting the needs of our working
parents.


HOURS

Before school: 6:25 a.m. to 7:25 a.m.
After school: 2:10 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

ENROLLMENT
Students in Kindergarten through Fifth Grade and must be registered for the Kid
Care Program to participate. Space is limited and due to high numbers, enrollment
is often closed from time to time.
Enrollment Criteria Includes:
● Students must attend a Lee County Public School, grades K-5.
● Students must be able to function in a group of twenty-five students with one
adult.
● Students must have independent bathroom skills.
Cafferata Kid Care Program is available when school is in full day sessions. There is
no program when children are out of school for Teacher Duty Days, In-Service
Days, during District Observed Holidays including Winter, Thanksgiving and Spring
Break. We will have Before school care on the early dismissal days, but there is
NO Afternoon Care on these days. The last day of After Care will be May 27,
2022.

 

RATES
Annual Registration Fee: $25.00 per family.
Morning Rate: $3.00 per day.
Morning Weekly Rate: $15.00
Afternoon Daily Rate: $12.00 per day.
Afternoon Weekly Rate: $60.00
Family Discount: $60.00 for the first child and $10.00 off/5day week (only) for
each additional child if the children are using the program all 5
days of the week (P.M. Only).

 

OTHER FEES
Late Payment: $5.00
Late Pick-Up: $2.00 per minute per child
Balance Inquiries:
The best method to inquire about your child’s credit balance is to email
Brittanyfa@leeschools.net. If you prefer to inquire by phone, the answer to
the inquiry will be after 3:00 p.m.

 

PAYMENT PROCEDURES
All payments must be either called in with a credit card/debit card or check
or cash placed in an envelope given to us at drop off or pick up. Call
239-458-7391 to make payments.
All payments are due prior to participation. The Florida Constitution Article VII
prohibits the School District of Lee County to extend credit to any individual.
Please make it a habit to pay before you use the program. The main office will
accept payments either in person or by phone during school hours or during the
Kid Care hours.
We accept all major credit cards and debit cards except for American
Express.
When paying with a check, please make the check payable to Cafferata Elementary
or HACJES. Please be sure to write your child’s first and last name on the
memo line.
Be aware, if your account becomes past due, you will be called to pick up your
child(ren). Your child must have a credit balance to be accepted into the program.
Your child’s Kid Care Program balance has to be paid in full so that he/she may
attend/participate in any extended day activities (including but not limited to
Clubs, Dances, Trips, Tutoring). Unpaid balances are subject to collection.
It is a courtesy that we maintain money owed and credit balance list in the office
when you pick up your child. However, there may not always be a list ready at the
time of pick up or drop off. If you owe a payment and it is not paid at the time of
service there will be a $5 late fee added.

 

OTHER CHARGES
The program closes at 6:00 p.m. If your child is picked up after 6:00 p.m.
you will be charged $2.00 per child for every minute after 6:00 p.m. (cell
phone time). Child(ren) who are repeatedly picked up late will be subjected to
the District’s Revocation Policy.
Any returned checks will need to be collected by our Bookkeeper and all future
payments will need to be in cash only. Other charges may be accrued during this
collection process.

 

PAST DUE BALANCES FROM PREVIOUS YEARS
All past due balances must be paid in full before registration for 2021-2022
will be accepted.
If your child is placed in the Kid Care Program when school dismisses and is
picked up after 2:35, your account will be charged $11 dollars for the
afternoon.

 

DROP OFF/PICK UP PROCEDURES
Drop Off- Parents park their vehicle in the parking lot and bring their student to
the front door of the before care program.
Pick Up - Parent/guardian arrives at the main office door, shows ID and states
that they are here to pick up their child/children. Parent/guardian waits outside
the door.
Office staff checks ID and calls the student to the main office and at this point
you will sign your child out.
Please be advised, your child will not be called for pick up until you hang up your
phone. This is to ensure that we may have your attention to discuss behavior
concerns, account balances, or any other concerns.
Notify the office if there is any change in your child’s dismissal expectations.
Children will need to be signed out at the front door. Only persons on the
emergency list will be permitted to pick up your child. They must have a photo ID!

 

EMERGENCY PICK UP EXCEPTION: If the person designated to pick up your child is not on your emergency list, you
will be required to fax or e-mail the Kid Care Program Office written permission to
have your child picked up. Included in this fax or email should be the name of the
person picking up your child, a copy of your driver’s license. When the designated
person arrives at the office, they must have a photo ID!


DISCIPLINE POLICY

This program will adhere to a “three-strike” policy. The first strike, children will
receive a one-day suspension from the program. The second strike, the children will
have a one-week suspension to begin the following day. The third strike, children will
have their enrollment revoked. Strikes are given out for but not limited to the
following types of infractions:
• Fighting, hitting, or verbally abusing another person.
• Not following the instructions of all program staff
• Repeated infractions/same offense.
• Gross insubordination/disrespect.
• Using inappropriate websites while using computers.
Parents will be notified to pick up their child as soon as possible if any infraction
warrants and if unexpected circumstances occur. The strike may be given the
following day after a preliminary investigation. Strikes resulting in disciplinary
actions will be at the discretion of the Kid Care Program Director and/or the
Principal.

 

EVOCATION PROCEDURES
In accordance with the Lee County’s District Policy for Fee-Based Programs the
Principal or the Director has the authority to revoke the enrollment of a child in a
fee-based program if the following situations occur:
• If behavior becomes problematic and recurring as defined in the program discipline
policy.
• If Payments are NOT pre-paid or non-payment of regular weekly and late fees.
• If the child is repeatedly picked up late in the evening
***HOMEWORK:***
Time for homework will be included in the activity schedule on Monday-Thursday.
This is NOT a tutoring service but a time to complete homework. Your child will
need an AR book to read, in the event that they finish their homework early.

 

INTERNET
Children grades K-5 will have computer time in the activity schedule daily. Children
will be allowed to go to certain educational sites during this time. The search
engine is filtered by the School District.

 

LETTERS
At least a 72-hour notification will be required for any type of documentation
needed for court hearings or any other situations.

 

MEDICATION
Any medication that your child(ren) needs to take during program hours must be
registered with the Program Director and the school clinic. Let us know if your
child has any health conditions that require medication in the link below and we will
contact you to assist in filling out the required paperwork.

 

SNACKS
A snack will be provided by our kid care program and will be eaten in our cafeteria
during snack time. You may send a snack from home but please make sure not to
send in soda or candy. In addition, if a snack is provided from home it may not be
shared with others.

 

Toys and electronic games from home are not allowed.