After School Center
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.
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.
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).
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.
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 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).
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