We provide high-quality early learning and school age programs for children as young as 6 weeks and up to grade 6.

After School Center

Our after school program offers time for homework assistance, outdoor free play, and a variety of special-interest clubs such as cooking, writing projects, carpentry, sports, arts and crafts, science and community service.

After a long day at school, children need time to unwind, expend some energy and play with friends. The After School Center (ASC) at PIC offers just that.

See the After School Center brochure

Classrooms and Activities

Children are assigned to one of four different classrooms according to age.  Upon arrival, children play outdoors, weather permitting. Some change from school uniforms to play clothes. Towards the end of the afternoon, they gather for a group snack, followed by special interest clubs and more free play.

Special interest clubs form the richest part of the ASC curriculum four days per week. The clubs, offered in 6- or 8-week sessions, range in topics and activities depending on the interests of the children and talents of the staff. Options include cooking, sports, arts and crafts, computers, gardening, dance and other performing arts, and many more. Homework is always a club option.

We save “Surprise Fridays” for special activities.

 Following daily clubs, children are engaged in free play or homework time until they are picked up.

At PIC, we understand the importance of quality out-of-school time care and are proud to be accredited by the Council on Accreditation.

Ages and Enrollment


The After School Center at PIC serves children in grades K-6 who attend area public, independent or parochial schools. Families may enroll children for 3, 4 or 5 days per week.

Hours

The After School Center program hours are from 3 pm to 6 pm Monday through Friday. The ASC also is open on school holidays and half days (see Holiday Care below).

Transportation

We currently provide transportation from Greenfield, Lea, Penn Alexander, and Powel public schools. We ask that at least three children come from a single site before we can provide transportation.

Holiday Care


We offer full-day care on school holidays and part-day care when children are released early for scheduled half days or for weather emergencies (PIC often remains open when schools close). Holiday care may include special activities or trips to nearby points of interest. Families may enroll for School Holiday care only.

Parent Involvement

Parent involvement is an integral part of the PIC experience and all families who enroll agree to make an investment of time in the work that we do. The Parent Participation Program (PPP) volunteer requirement for families enrolled in ASC is 10 hours per year (6 hours for single parents).

PIC full-time and part-time programs offer families a number of options for care. View tuition rates for all PIC programs >

To enroll in any PIC program, you must first complete an application form. Return the form with a one-time, non-refundable fee of $35, which may be waived for families eligible for subsidized care. Once your application is processed, your family's name will go on our waiting list. Email our Enrollment Coordinator for more information, or visit the Enrollment & Tuition & page to learn more.

PIC strives to maintain classroom ratios that exceed state requirements.

1:3 for adult-infants
1:4 for toddlers
1:6 for preschoolers
1:8 for pre-kindergartners
1:10 for school age

PPP stands for the Parent Participation Program. For families enrolled in the After School Center the requirement is 10 hours for two-parent families and 5 hours for single-parent families. Families that choose not to participate pay $15 per hour to fulfill the annual requirement. Learn more >

"I love working with this age group in the after school setting because we can explore the topics that they want to learn more about. "
Elizabeth Schmidt, After School Group Leader
"With both of my boys now in the After School Center, I am still very thankful to arrive at pick up and see the teachers actively involved with the children."
Leah Finnegan, PIC Board Member