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Before and After School Care

Before and after school care is offered from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. for preschool through 6th grade students.

What is GAP? The GAP program is designed to aid parents by providing care for their children before and after regular school hours. GAP aligns itself with the school’s mission, which is...

To inspire students...to come alongside and provide a listening ear and a friendly smile
To achieve...provide time and space for homework and band practice
Their God-given potential...providing opportunities according to student interest
Through excellent academics...access to resources to aid in learning
And Christian training...building friendships and emphasizing Christian character
In a compassionate environment...all within the context of sharing God's love in a consistent, grace-filled, and relaxed environment!

Who can participate? All full-time students enrolled at SCA are eligible to participate.

What activities are provided? Activities are planned based upon age and interests of the children, including crafts, blocks, table games, tumbling, speed stack cups, music and movement, outdoor play, and homework time. An afternoon snack is served at no additional cost.

GAP Expectations:

The GAP staff understands the needs of children and desires to provide a relaxed environment that will allow them to feel comfortable while maintaining a respectful atmosphere. To that end, these are the guidelines that students are expected to follow:

1. Respect others.
I Peter 2:17 encourages us to honor and respect those in authority over us, to value them, and to live at peace with everyone.

2. Speak kindly.
Ephesians 4:32 reminds us to practice kindness, demonstrating gentleness and offering forgiveness when we are wronged

3. Protect property.
Luke 12:48 teaches that God expects us to be good stewards of what has been given to us.

4. Demonstrate self-control.
Ephesians 4:26 commands that even when we are angry, we must be careful not to sin.

5. Practice friendliness.
I Thessalonians 5:11 stresses the importance of building each other up with kind words.
Psalm 133:1 emphasizes the importance of dwelling together in unity.

The Bible verses connected with each of these expectations is vital to our program. Our staff will seek to model for students the attitudes that God expects from each of us. It is only by recognizing that God is the ultimate authority in each of our lives that we can hope to instill in students proper respect and responsible behavior that will allow them to participate in the privilege of coming to GAP.

GAP Hours
Before School 7-8 a.m.
PS & PK  2:30 p.m.-6 p.m.
Grades K-12  3:30 p.m.-6 p.m.
GAP ends at 4 p.m. on early release days
GAP is NOT available on delayed start days
 
Hourly Rates
1st child   $5.40/hour
2nd child  $4.20/hour
3rd child   $3.00/hour
Before-school care is billed by the minute. There is a one-hour minimum charge for after-school care with additional time billed by the minute. Charges begin at 3:30 p.m. for elementary students and 3:05 p.m. for secondary students. No GAP will be provided for secondary students on early release days. 

There will be an overtime charge of $1 per child for each minute checked in before the normal opening time of 7 a.m. or checked out beyond normal closing time of 6 p.m. In order to avoid additional charges, parents should be diligent to establish alternate plans in case of weather, traffic, or work-related delays.