Tuesday, March 3, 2015

PrimeTime Program applications now available

Applications for the before- and after-school care program, PrimeTime, for next school year are being accepted through May 1.

The PrimeTime Extended Day Program provides elementary and middle school students with a fun and engaging learning environment during the hours most parents/guardians are working. PrimeTime
Parents/guardians can feel comfortable knowing their children are not only receiving professional academic support, but are also interacting with peers in a physically and emotionally safe environment.

New applications are required for the 2015-16 school year, which begins in September, even if a child is currently in the program. Applications were sent home starting March 2 and are available online to print.

PrimeTime is designed by experts in child development, education and youth leadership. PrimeTime creates a physically and emotionally safe environment conducive to learning while improving reading, writing, verbal, math, science, social and communication skills. At most schools, programs are funded to serve approximately 85-100 students per school day at the elementary level and 100-300 students per school day at the middle school level. PrimeTime adds a strong youth development focus, including life skills, positive communication, conflict resolution, goal setting and decision making.

At many program sites, demand exceeds capacity; therefore, enrollment is based on need and compliance to the attendance policy. Families will be contacted when they have been selected for an available opening. Children who apply, but are not enrolled, will be placed on a wait list.

PrimeTime operates every regular school day. Parents/guardians may choose to have their child(ren) attend the before school and/or after school program.

PrimeTime is available before school hours at most, but not all schools, and start times vary among schools. Before school programs operate for a minimum of 90 minutes. Students are expected to attend every day for the full range of program hours.

After school, PrimeTime remains open until at least 6 p.m. each day for a minimum of 15 hours per week. Students are expected to attend every day for the full range of program hours.

To be considered for enrollment, you must complete a PrimeTime Extended Day Program Application, available at each school offering a program or online. Applications will be reviewed and prioritized based on a rating system.

Please visit the PrimeTime website for more information.