Care4Kids Before and After Care

CARE4KIDS BEFORE AND AFTER CARE

Dear Parent and Guardian,

Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year! We are looking forward to working with you this academic year. The Jumoke Academy Before and After Care program is designed to provide families with additional child care options. Students are encouraged to complete their homework during After Care. These services are offered to all families from 7:30 – 8:15am and 4:30 – 5:30pm. Please note multiple late pickups may result in a loss of After Care privileges.

If you wish to reserve a space for your child in the Before & After Care program, please complete and sign all attached forms and return to your child’s building’s main office staff, on or before August 25, 2016. This will assist us in providing appropriate staffing for the program. Your child will not be able to attend the program until all attached forms are completed and returned. Please review the enclosed forms regarding policy and procedures, monthly fees, financial assistance and student conduct.

Please feel free to contact us with any question and/or concerns. Once again, we look forward to working together for the 2016-2017 academic school year!

Sincerely,

Jumoke Academy Administration

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THERE ARE CHANGES TO THE CARE 4 KIDS SUBSIDY PROGRAM EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2016. PLEASE READ THE CHILD CARE SUBSIDY PROGRAM UPDATE LETTER LETTER TO LEARN ABOUT THE CHANGES. 

 

Care-4-Kids Parent Provider Agreement Form

To enroll in the Care4Kids program with Jumoke Academy as your child care provider, please do the following:

  1. Download and print the Care4Kids Parent-Provider Agreement Form (Downloadable link above)
  2. Complete all highlighted fields/areas – Care4Kids will not process incomplete forms
  3. Please return completed forms to the Main Office of your child’s school for processing
  4. Care4Kids will notify you directly if your application has been approved

Please note we offer the following program times:

–        Before Care 7:30am – 8:15am

–        After Care 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Monthly Before & After Care

2016-2017 Before and After Care Packet DOWNLOAD

Policy, Payment Information, and Schedule

  • Children must be enrolled in the 2015-2016 Before & After Care Program in order to attend.
  • Families are responsible for the full monthly fee whether a child attends one day per month or twenty days per month. Our staffing is based on the program’s enrollment.
  • Families will be billed the 1st of each month by the Jumoke Academy Business Office for the current month’s services.
  • Full payment is due by the 10th of every month, September 2016 through May 2017.
  • Fees and payment information can be viewed by logging into your child’s PowerSchool account online.

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Monthly Fees Schedule 

 Fees  Before Care Only  After Care Only  Full-time Before & After Care 
*Fees are due by the 20th of every month. $100.00/month $140.00/month $220.00/month

A 25% off multi-student discount will be granted to parents and / or guardians who enroll two or more of their children in our program. The discount will be applied to the second child’s monthly fee and beyond.

Payments can be made in the following ways: (Please be sure to write your child’s name AND “Before & After Care Fee”in the memo field of your check.)

  • By mail:

Jumoke Academy SMaRT 339 Blue Hills Avenue Hartford, CT 06112

Jumoke Academy TED Elementary School 250 Blue Hills Avenue Hartford, CT 06112

Jumoke Academy at the Hartford Conservatory 875 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, CT 06105

Jumoke Academy District Office 834 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, CT 06105

  • In person: To the Administrative Assistant in any of the above offices (according to which school your child attends).

 

Financial Assistance

If you are in need of financial assistance, you may qualify for the Care 4 Kids Program offered by the State of Connecticut. To find out more about this program, please visit their website www.ctcare4kids.com or call (888) 214-5437 for an application. If you are an existing Care4Kids participant, you will need to complete the Parent-Provider Agreement Form found on their website. (All Care4Kids financial assistance forms must be completed, signed and forwarded to the Business Office, Jumoke Academy District Office, 834 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, CT 06105. Please include the hours of care needed on page 3 of the Parent-Provider Agreement.)

After Care Program Late Pick-up

Late pick-up fees are imposed if a child is not picked up by closing time of 5:30pm. The following fee will appear on your account:

Pick Up Time Fee
5:40pm $ 10.00
5:45pm $ 15.00
5:50pm $ 20.00
5:55pm $ 25.00
6:00pm $ 30.00

If a family/guardian has not contacted the school by 5:30pm, the staff members will attempt to reach the family using contact numbers provided. If the family is unreachable, staff members will contact the emergency names provided by the family.

On the first incident of lateness, a reminder about our policy will be given. On the second occasion, a written report is added to the child’s file for billing purposes. After three late pick-ups, a meeting will be scheduled to address any concerns and your child may be temporarily dismissed from the program.

Parents should make every effort to pick up their children by/or before the designated time. Please consider weather and traffic conditions when making your pick up arrangements. If you are unable to arrive by the scheduled closing time, you must notify the After Care Coordinator at 860.527.0575 ext. 846.

Program Days and Hours

Monday through Friday (No program on late openings or early dismissals)

Before Care – 7:30am – 8:15am (Offered at TED, JAH-SMaRT, and JAH-HC)

*After Care – 4:30pm – 5:30pm (Offered at TED and JAH-SMaRT)

*(Please know that closing and pick-up times are strictly enforced.)

 

Behavior Agreement

We expect all scholars to follow the same expectations during before and after care as during the regular school day. In the event that a scholar exhibits inappropriate behavior, the after care staff will take the following disciplinary action:

Minor Offenses: Disruptive behavior, Not following directions, Horse playing

  • 1st offense – Scholar will receive a warning
  • 2nd offense – Scholar will be separated from the group and given time to reflect.
  • 3rd offense – Parent will be called to pick up the scholar for the day.

*Immediate consequences such as suspension from the before and after care program will be given if the scholar creates the following unsafe environment: Intentionally hurts another scholar, leaves the group without permission, uses rude/disrespectful language, and is physically and verbally abusive towards an adult and peer.

Unsafe or chronic disruptive behaviors may result in the scholar being suspended from the before and after care program for the remainder of the semester or school year. Scholars suspended from the before and after school program may not return until a meeting is held with the Dean of Students and Parent, at which this time, the length of the suspension is determined.

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