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Latchkey Care

Latchkey Care

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Program Benefits 
Our goal is to ensure that children are safe, happy and cared for in a positive, fun environment. Our caring and nurturing staff provides supervision and guidance that helps children develop their leadership and social skills.

Our Latchkey rooms are set up into a variety of interest centers that are created to support your child’s physical, cognitive, social and emotional development. Activities and equipment are selected to be fun, stimulating and educational. Our Latchkey staff designs weekly lesson plans tailored for the development of the children.

Each Monday the staff and children meet to plan what activities and topics they would like to explore. The lesson plans are created with the children’s interests in mind and include activities such as Arts and Crafts, Music & Movement, STEM, Cooking, and Outdoor Gross Motor Activities. Our program also offers the opportunity for children to relax, build friendships, work on homework and learn through fun activities that include games, puzzles, dramatic play, building, puppets, housekeeping and more.

Hours

We open at 6:45 A.M. and close at 6:00 P.M.

Children are bussed from Lathers to their home school, and will be bussed from their home school back to Lathers after school dismisses for the day. Kindergarten children are walked to and from their classrooms by a staff member.

Staff
Latchkey staff participate in 16 hours of yearly professional development in child development as required by the State of Michigan. Every member of our staff is trained in infant and adult CPR and first aid.

Time Block and Tuition
Enrollment is based on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE basis only. Registering for one session does not guarantee a spot in the other session later in the school year. A waiting list will be available and if a family withdrawals from the program, a child on the list will be moved into that spot.


Registration Fee: $50.00 (annual and non-refundable)

6:45 AM - start of schools   $7.00 each morning 
End of school - 4:45 PM  $5.25 a day 
End of school - 6:00 PM  $10.50 a day 
District Half Day extra care  Additional $16.00 
Full Day (holiday/break care)  $34 a day and is outside
 of your contracted tuition. 

NOTE: Latchkey care is available when school releases early due to a district half day. The cost is an additional $16.00 to cover the hours of care that your child would normally be in school.



The Center is closed for the following       
major Holidays/Breaks.

We MAY offer care days during
Christmas/New Years week,
Winter Break, Spring/Easter Break
but it is not guaranteed.
  • Professional Development Days
  • Election Day
  • Thanksgiving Thursday & Friday
  • Christmas Week
  • New Year's week
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Winter Break
  • Good Friday
  • Sprint/Easter Break
  • Memorial Day
  • Labor Day