Before and After School Program

Hector A. Cafferata, Jr. Elementary

Kid Care Program


Directors: Linda Altman and Erica Littman

E-mail address:


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.


Before school: 6:25 a.m. to 7:25 a.m.

After school: 2:10 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


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 school care will be June 14, 2021.



Annual Registration Fee: $25.00 per family.

Morning Rate: $3.00 per day.

Afternoon Daily Rate: $11.00 per day.

Afternoon Weekly Rate: $55.00

Late Parent Pick Up: $2/Minute/Per Child

Family Discount: $55.00 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). 


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 Coach Altman at If you prefer to inquire by phone, the answer for your inquiry will be after 3:00 p.m.


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 the 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 a 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.         


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.


All past due balances must be paid in full before a registration for 2020-2021 may 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- 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!



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!


This program will adhere to a “three strike” policy.  First strike, children will receive a one day suspension from the program.  Second strike, the children will have a one week suspension to begin the following day. 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 with disciplinary actions will be at the discretion of the Kid Care Program Director and/or the Principal. 


In accordance with the Lee County’s District Policy for Fee Based Programs the Principal or the Director have the authority to revoke the enrollment of a child in a fee-based program if the following situations occur:


• If a 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.



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.


Children grades 3-5 will have computer time in the activity schedule daily. Children will be allowed to go on certain educational sites during this time. The search engine is filtered by the School District.


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


Please provide your child with pencils, pens, markers, crayons and paper in a tupperware bin and our staff will sanitize them daily. 


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.



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.


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