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Mission Statement

The Extended Care is a program designed to provide high quality care for children before and after school hours. Various developmentally appropriate activities and opportunities are provided in a loving, Christian, culturally sensitive atmosphere.

The Extended Care Program focuses on providing a safe environment which strengthens Catholic values and enhances the well-being of the child.

The Extended Care staff will support the regular school program by enhancing the student's social, emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual development during the time they spend in before and after school care.

Enrollment and Admission Requirements

Extended Care is licensed before and after school care between the hours of 6:30am - 8:00am and 3:00pm - 6:00pm for children ages 3 - 12 years of age. We accept children on a part-time or drop-in basis with a 24-hour prior notice. The children in our care are enrolled at St. Charles School. At enrollment, parents are required to complete the following:

• Registration form, including child's health history
• Complete record of immunizations
• The date of child's last doctor's visit
• Written consent for child to receive emergency medical care
• Purchase time on your pre-pay account before using the center

Fee and Payment Plan

The Extended Care program is a pre-pay child care program. Families can purchase child care time in the business office. If it is necessary to add time at the last minute, please call the business office at 509-327-9575 before 3:00pm and it can be charged to your credit card. A $50 per child, non-refundable registration fee is required at the time of enrollment into Extended Care. Pickup time is by 6:00pm. A late fee of $100 for the first 5 minutes late and $1.00 per minute thereafter, is payable when you arrive for your child.

Daily Schedule
6:30 am - 8:00am Story time, free play
8:00am - 3:00pm School in session
3:00pm - 3:30pm Snack time
3:30pm - 5:00pm Homework, group time/craft or activity
5:00pm - 6:00pm Free play, get ready to go home

We are closed on all school holidays. We do remain open on early release days unless otherwise stated. Any changes in our schedule will be posted in Extended Care and notifications will be included in the school newsletter found on the school website.