Our Goal: To provide a structured after-school environment where students have the opportunity to engage in educational and recreational activities.
We Provide: Quality Structured Childcare Including:
Daily Sports Activities
Special Activities and Events
Fees and Hours: A $50.00 registration fee is due upon registration for each child. We encourage that you register your child in the beginning of the month rather than in the middle or end of the month. (Tuition will not be prorated.) The CARES program coincides with the Spotswood Public Schools calendar. The hours are as follows:
Appleby and Schoenly AM - 7:00 a.m. to start of school
Appleby and Schoenly PM - dismissal to 6:00 p.m.
The CARES program will operate on scheduled half days with the exception of November 23rd (the day before Thanksgiving).
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Children must be signed-up for at least one day per week. No Drop-in program is available. Tuition is due the 1st of each month. Monthly tuition remains the same for each month regardless of holidays. Regular tuition rates apply to June as well. There is a $25.00 fee on all returned checks. Late pick-up of children incurs fees as follows:
6:01 PM to 6:15 PM = $15.00
6:16 PM to 6:30 PM = $30.00
6:31 PM to 6:45 PM = $45.00
Frequent lateness may result in termination from the program. All payments may be made at each location or mailed to Spotswood CARES, 105 Summerhill Rd., Spotswood, NJ 08884.
Attendance Policy: Any changes in attendance must be reported to the Director or Assistant Director. If your child will not be attending CARES on a regularly scheduled day, you must send an email to the Director and/or Assistant Director. Remember to send a note to your child's teacher that he/she is to go home.
Discipline: Any child engaging in repetitive disruptive, disrespectful, and/or dangerous behavior shall be disciplined as follows:
First incident: Formal warning
Written and oral communication to parent by the head-teacher.
Second incident: Letter from Assistant Director
Next infraction will be a two day suspension of services.
Exclusion details will be reviewed. The next infraction will result in a phone call and letter from the director to the parents. Exclusion of services will commence on the sixth business day from the infraction.
Inclement Weather/CARES Closings: In the event of a delayed opening, morning CARES is closed. In the event of an early dismissal, afternoon CARES is closed. In the event of an early dismissal for a Holiday, afternoon CARES is closed. Please make alternate arrangements for your children.