Extended Care Contract Information and Application

Visitation Extended Care is dedicated to the ministry of childcare. We recognize the preciousness of each individual child, and we strive to provide care within a Catholic environment. Planned activities complement the philosophy and value systems of the school and family.

We strive to give each individual child the love, respect, and attention he or she deserves in order to meet their needs on a daily basis. Within a nurturing environment, our goal is to provide a homelike atmosphere of love, peace, respect, and gentle discipline.

The Extended Care staff works with the parents as partners to ensure that the child reaches his or her potential physically, mentally, and spiritually.

Extended Care Director: Brook Magnuson

For information please call the School Office 253.474.6424

What is an Extended Care Program?

Visitation Catholic STEM Academy offers after-school care for Pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade students who are registered and attend Visitation Catholic STEM Academy. Each day it provides a safe, enjoyable atmosphere with a variety of activities such as outdoor play, homework time, and indoor games and an afternoon snack. Extended Care is an auxiliary program of the school and under the ultimate responsibility of the school principal. Day-to-day management is the responsibility of the director. It is staffed by school personnel and serves ONLY the children enrolled at the school.

Philosophy

The Extended Care Program strives to provide quality care, security, consistency and fair treatment for all children. The Program follows the philosophy, mission, rules and regulations stated in the Visitation Catholic STEM Academy Family Handbook.

Hours and Fees

Extended Care is available for Visitation Catholic STEM Academy students in grades PreK-8 at the following times.

All charges are per child.

7:45am – 8:00am ……………………………………………………………………No Charge
3:00pm – 6:00pm ……………………………………………………………………$12 day or $240/mo
12:00pm Dismissal Days from 12:00 – 6:00pm …………………………………$4/hr
Registration Fee …………………………………………………………………… $45

Multi-child Rate

$100 per child up to 4 children.  Each additional child is no charge.

Drop-in Rate

Full price for the 1st child and half price for any additional child.
$6 per hour. Morning and afternoon monthly $300. Each additional child $50.

  • All fees are charged in increments of 15 minutes.
  • There is a $25 per family registration fee for all who use EC between 11:15 and 6:00 p.m.
  • Payments may be made either by the day or by the month to the school office.
  • Billings will be sent monthly and must be paid by the 10th of each month or will be charged a $25 late fee.

Days of Operation

Extended Care begins on the first day of school and ends at dismissal time on the last day of school. Extended care operates on all no school days, all snow days, Dec. 15, April ___, Good Friday and June 13.

Sign In/Out

In order to ensure student safety we use a SIGN IN/OUT procedure. The SIGN IN/OUT book is located just inside the door at the staff desk. In the afternoon, Extended Care Staff will sign-in the student from school. At pick-up time, the student(s) will not be released without the full, legal signature of a parent/guardian, or an authorized person with written permission signed by a parent or an authorized person listed on the child’s registration papers and with valid picture identification. Students are not allowed to sign in/out. Remember to indicate the ‘time” when you sign out.