Before/After School Program

Location
The Before/After School Program is offered at all of the CH-UH elementary schools.

Purpose
To provide a balance to the academic emphasis of the regular school day. Students are provided with a positive and safe environment in which to enjoy a variety of experiences.

Curriculum
Staff provides opportunities for students to enhance their social development, recreation skills, problem solving abilities, and increase their sense of independence. Themes include "Going Green," "Healthy You" (fitness, nutrition, etc.), and "Back to Nature."

Activities
A variety of activities is offered to the students. These include reading, creative construction, arts, puzzles and table games, dramatic play, active indoor/outdoor play, and walking field trips. Special opportunities include creative movement, story hour with Heights librarians, ice skating, and family potlucks. Homework time is built into the day.

 
Ice skating at the Rec Center   Zumba lessons at Boulevard

 

Snacks
Students in the Before School Program may purchase breakfast through the District Food Service Department or bring a morning snack. Snacks are provided to the students in the After School Program.

Times
The program is in session on all regular school days during the following hours:

  • Before 7:05 - 8:50 a.m.
  • After 3:15 - 6:00 p.m.

2013-2014 Fee Schedule

BEFORE SCHOOL   5 days   $117/month   Sibling Rate   $111/month
    3 days   $84/month   Sibling Rate   $78/month
    2 days   $62/month   Sibling Rate   $57/month
                 
AFTER SCHOOL   5 days   $188/month   Sibling Rate   $178/month
    3 days   $139/month   Sibling Rate   $129/month
    2 days   $94/month   Sibling Rate   $84/month
 
Note: There is no fee provision for 4 or 1 day Before/After School attendance.

 

The Before/After School Program accepts School-Age Child Care Vouchers from Cuyahoga County. For information on how to apply for vouchers, call 987-7346.

All building-based Before/After School Programs are entirely supported by program fees. Programs with insufficient enrollment may be subject to cancellation.

To Register
Advanced registration for the 2013-2014 school year for current and incoming kindergarten families begins on Monday, May 13, 2013, at 8 a.m. Open registration starts on Monday, May 20, 2013. Registration forms may be mailed, faxed, or turned in at the Gearity Early Childhood Office, 2323 Wrenford Road, University Heights, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. The forms may be downloaded by selecting "Registration Form" and "Permission Form" above under "More Information." The first month's tuition is due at the time of registration.

At the time of registration, the following items are required:

  • Completed registration form
  • Permission Form
  • One month's tuition ($50 of your tuition is non-refundable if you cancel before 8/15/13)

TO REGISTER BY MAIL OR FAX:
Please call the Early Childhood Office
open 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. all year
Phone: 216-371-7356
Fax: 216-397-5959