Before/After School Program


All parents and guardians of students interested in Before and After Care programs are invited to attend the Cleveland Heights - University Heights School District's open house for Before and After Care.  Open Houses will be held at each elementary school. Parents will be able to tour with other parents, before and after care staff, and students. All Open Houses will be on Thursday, August 21, from 5:30-6:30 p.m.  Limited spaces still available! 

Children are welcome.

For more information please call 216-371-6515.


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

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.

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."

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


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.

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.

2014-2015 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 2014-2015 school year for current and incoming kindergarten families begins on Monday, May 12, 2014, at 8 a.m. Open registration starts on Monday, May 19, 2014. 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 8/11/14)

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