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Before & After School and Summer Camp Programs

Programs Offered

School Age Care:
Before & After, Before Only, After Only, Fall, Thanksgiving, Winter Break & Spring Break

Summer Camp:
Camp includes weekly field trips*, weekly swimming, bi-weekly bowling and library trips, special interest clubs, and open choice activities.
*Admission and transportation fees may apply to field trips.

 

Hours of Operation:
The School Age Program runs Monday – Friday based on District 11 school schedule and is closed all federal holidays.

Before School 6:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
After School 2:45 p.m.-6:00 p.m
Camp / All Day Out 6:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Provide care for D-11 Kindergarten Program

The School Age Program (SAP) offers transportation as follows:

  • Van transportation to and from James Irwin Charter School, District 2.
  • School bus transportation is offered by the city of Colorado Springs. These buses arrive and depart from SAP for Christa McAuliffe Elementary, District 11.
  • Supervised walking escorts to and from Colorado Military Academy (CMA) is offered with SAP staff. In severe weather, van transportation will be provided.
  • Transportation fees vary with each school, so please contact the Youth Center at 719-556-7220 for details.

Registration:
Before and After School registration is held in July, and the registration for Summer Camp is held in April. You can now enroll, request changes of category (B/A, A-only, B-only) and make holiday requests online at Military Child Care’s website (Militarychildcare.com). Remember to allow 24 to 72 hours for any change request. As always, you may call our front desk at 719-556-7220 to inquire or follow up.

Current immunizations must be provided in order to attend Peterson School-Age Program.

Children enrolled in either program must re-register for the next program.

Fees & Payments:
Fees are based on total family income. Fees are due by COB each Monday. A late fee of $10 per day will be assessed until payment is made in full. Failure to pay your weekly and late fees within two weeks could result in suspension from program.

Staffing
The program provides School Age Program (SAP) staff with continuous training on youth development, health, safety, nutrition, child guidance and activities to provide a safe and child-friendly environment. Our staff to child ratio is 1:12 (one adult for every 12 children). High yield activities such as swimming, field trips, etc. require a 1:8 ratio.

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