BEACON Extended Care Program

August 2017

Dear Brielle Parents,

The Brielle Board of Education is proud to offer an Extended Care Program.

Please find attached all the information in regards to this program.

· Offers an affordable, safe, accessible program with excellent care and supervision with after school care ending promptly at 6:00 PM for students in grades K-5.

· The first day of school for the 2017-2018 school year is Wednesday, September 6th (an early dismissal day).

· Brielle Extended Care will start on Tthursday, September 7th which is the first full day of school and end on Thursday, June 14, 2018.

· Accommodates working parents by offering childcare for children who might otherwise be at home alone or with a sitter.

· Features flexibility in scheduling and fees, based on the number of days per week. 

· Registrations received between August 20 – September 1, 2017 will be eligible to begin the program on September 7th which is the first full day of school. Students enrolled after September 6, 2017 will be able to start on Monday, September 11, 2017.

· Registrations require a processing period.

· Discounted tuition is available to families who receive free and reduced lunch and for multiple children from one family.  One discount per family may be applied.

· Parents/Guardians receiving financial assistance through a state agency or state funded program should allow at least 14 additional days for processing.  Please call the office for further assistance.

The Program exists to meet the needs of working parents and their children. It is planned in response to the developmental needs of the children being served and will overlap to some extent with both home and school and yet will have a separate identity. Since it uses that block of time between school and home, it will attempt to complement, rather than supplement, the school’s program. The daycare program has a flexible curriculum with appropriate activities to meet the developmental needs of the children and to support the family. Children will be encouraged to try new things and to relax as well. The program is designed to promote a positive self-concept in each child. The morning time will be a time for conversations, board games, reading, activities, completing homework and playing in an organized activity. The afternoon time is intended to allow children to have a snack (parent provided), talk about their day, participate in homework club or another club, participate in organized games and express their creativity in the arts. A sample outline of the time in daycare after school is as follows:

After School: End of School Day to 6:00PM   NOTE: (Students should bring a packed lunch on half day dismissals)

 *Weather permitting, we always encourage the students to go outside.

We do not encourage children to bring in their favorite toys/games from home. If you allow your child to do so, please label all personal items clearly as the program cannot be responsible.  All school policies must be followed. For questions about the Extended Care Program, please contact (732)528-6400X 203.

Keeping Children First,

 Christine Carlson