After-School Care

2023-2024 Increased Fees for Before/After School Care and Summer Programs

General Program and Staff

The After-School Care Program at John I. Smith K-8 Center has a variety of activities including homework assistance, indoor and outdoor games, as well as arts and crafts. All activity leaders receive a minimum of 45 hours of childcare training. The Program Manager monitors the program and the Activity Leaders who have been screened by Miami-Dade County Public Schools. The Principal is ultimately in charge of overseeing the entire program.

Program Components

After-School Care:
Offered for all grade levels (PK-8th grade) Monday – Friday from 1:50 p.m./3:05 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Offered for our Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten & 1st grade students on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 1:50 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. This program is especially designed for those children who need to wait for their older brothers or sisters who dismiss 3:05 p.m.

5 Day Mini-Care:
Offered for our 2nd – 8th grade students on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 3:05 p.m. to 4:05 p.m.; Wednesdays from 1:50 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.

Teacher Planning Day Options:
We will be offering full-day service on seven of the ten teacher planning days throughout the school year. Program hours are 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. We do not offer service on legal holidays, Winter Recess, Spring Break or the first two/last teacher planning day of the school year.

For those days for which we do offer service, we provide an afternoon snack but it is important that you provide your child with a lunch. Additionally, all students must be physically dropped-off and signed- in upon arrival. Throughout the course of the day, they will be situated and participating in various activities as well as have scheduled times for outside play in the P.E. field. Registration and payment for each teacher planning day must be made two days prior to the day of service. Payment must be made in full and if you are paying in cash, it must be in the exact amount, as we do not provide change at the office.

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