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After School Program & After Care (PK)

The after school program has been established to help parents by providing quality child care during the after school hours of 2:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The after school program provides St. James students with a pleasant staff and secure environment under the supervision and guidance of trained professionals. The after school program helps promote, within a home-like atmosphere, friendship, concern for others, and a strong sense of community.


The program staff is one of the greatest assets of the program.  The program is run by Susan Nealy, an experienced director. Mrs. Nealy is supported by both adult and high school aides. The staff is available from 10:45 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday to address any inquiries about the program. Please feel free to call them at (203) 375-1367 or (203) 375-5994.

AFTER CARE PROGRAM—11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The after care program provides day care for preschoolers enrolled in our four-year-old morning program whose parents are unable to pick them up at the 11:00 a.m. dismissal. The children engage in free play activities and some group games and projects. They have lunch period, story time and a brief rest period every day. This program is run by the after school director and aide. Children in the after care program may stay for the after school program from 2:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. or they may be picked at 2:00 p.m. in the gym.

THE AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM—2:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Students enrolled in the After School Program are involved in activities throughout their stay, including arts and crafts, group games and special events. Snack time and homework time are part of every day in after school


Fee Schedule:

A non-refundable $25 per child registration fee is required with the registration form.

$80 per child per week      3-5 days

$45 per child per week      1-2 days

A 10% discount will be applied to families with more than one child enrolled in the program.

After Care Program-  11A.M.- 2 P.M.  The After Care Program cost is incorporated in the tuition rate.

After School Payments:

You must pay by cash or check directly the After School Director at the end of each week, or, you may elect to incorporate your after school costs into your SMART tuition payments rather than pay the program director weekly. If you choose this option, the annual cost for the After School program (2:10 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.) is:

No.   of Enrolled Students:

1   child

2   children

3   children

4   children

Annual   Amount Billable w/ Tuition:


+   reg. fee


+   reg. fee


 + reg. fee


+   reg. fee




REGISTRATION REQUIRED – Registration to After School is on a first-come-first-serve basis.  Registration opens the day the summer information packet that parents are required to come and collect in the office is made available.  This typically occures the second Monday in August.