Mulberry School offers a convenient, pay-as-you-go Before and After School Care Program (“B & A”) for parents who need to drop off students earlier or pick up later than normal school hours (9 – 3). Care is provided for Mulberry students who range in age from 3-8 years, on a daily basis from 7:30 am – 9:00 am and from 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm. This program is available exclusively for Mulberry families. Time spent in the B & A program is structured to be relaxed and comfortable with the opportunity to participate in activities that are productive and engaging. B & A is not a pre-cursor to the school day nor an extension of it. Activities are open-ended enough to allow for the staggered arrival and departure schedules of the students.
Use of the B & A program does not require prior registration. The fee to use the program is $3.00 per half-hour (or any portion thereof). Those using the program are required to sign in and out and log the time of dropoff/pickup. Statements are sent home at the end of the month, and are due with the monthly tuition payment (on the 10th of each month). Please note that children will only be released to parents or specifically designated “others.” When releasing children to anyone other than a parent, we may require identification until we get to know all designees.
Children participating in the B & A program will be expected to exhibit the same behaviors that are appropriate during the school day. All children participating in the program will be expected to:
- Work cooperatively with the supervisor and the other children
- Play quietly and safely
- Respect him/herself and others at all times
The supervisor will keep anecdotal records of any behaviors that are not in compliance with these expectations. If the supervisor feels that a student’s behavior warrants it, she will speak with the parents in an effort to alleviate the behavior. If the behavior does not subside, it will be her prerogative, after careful consideration and consultation with the director, to suspend the student for anywhere from one day to the remainder of the semester, depending on the number of times the behavior has been addressed. This will be done only after all other avenues have been exhausted. The Academic Director will be the person who will support this program and to whom the supervisor, as well as parents, will communicate any concerns, needs, or other pertinent information.