HOW OLD DOES MY CHILD NEED TO BE AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION?
PrimeTime is a school-age child care program for children in Grades K-6. Kindergarten parents please be advised that for before and after care during the school year, a child must be enrolled in kindergarten at the time of registration. However, for summer camp, it is okay for a child to be going into kindergarten come September.
HOW MANY CHILDREN ARE IN EACH GROUP?
There is a varied number of children in each group, but the state required adult to child ratio is maintained at all times with one adult directly caring for no more than 15 children in grades K-5. However, on average our adult to child ratio is 1:10.
DOES PRIMETIME OFFER VACATION DAYS?
Yes, PrimeTime does offer child care on most of the days the Cranford public schools are closed for holidays and teacher in service days. The fee for vacation days is $50.00 a day. A second child will be $45.00 and a third will be $40.00. The fee for half-days is $30.00 excluding Kindergarten. Additional fees may be required for trips or special programs.
WILL MY CHILD HAVE A TIME TO COMPLETE THEIR HOMEWORK AFTER SCHOOL?
Yes, children will have the opportunity to go to the homework room daily, any time between 2:45 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. A private tutor is also available, for an additional fee, for parents who would like their children to have greater one-on-one assistance. Please refer to the “Outside Programs” tab for more information.
HOW IS THE PRICE OF TUITION DETERMINED?
Tuition fees are based on a school year of 180 days and divided into 10 equal payments. If a child attends PrimeTime 5, 4, or 3 days, the expenses are virtually the same. Supplies and equipment must be purchased for all children, bookkeeping must be done for each child and teachers must be hired for a 5-day program.
IS THE REGISTRATION FEE PER FAMILY OR PER CHILD?
The $75 registration fee is per family. It does not matter if you are registering one child or three children, the registration fee is the same.
WHEN IS TUITION DUE?
Bills are sent out around the 1st of the month. Tuition is due no later than the 15th of the month. Please note that after the 15th, there is a $10 per week late fee added to any unpaid bills. Also note that tuition is to be paid for services one month in advance. For example, tuition for January’s services are due by December 15th, tuition for February’s services are due by January 15th and so on.
WHAT WILL MY CHILD BE DOING DURING THEIR TIME AT AFTER CARE?
Your child will have the opportunity to have a snack, do their homework and participate in several scheduled activities. Some activities may include: arts & crafts, cooking club, science experiments, as well as a half an hour time slot for each group in our gymnasium with age appropriate games. Depending on the weather, children may take supervised walks to get ice cream, or spend some time at local parks. Most importantly, you child will have the time to be a kid by interacting and playing with other children.
HOW MUCH NOTICE NEEDS TO BE GIVEN TO WITHDRAW MY CHILD FROM THE PROGRAM?
Parents wishing to withdraw their child from the program must provide a written statement 15 days prior to the discontinuation of service.
DOES PRIMETIME OFFER DISCOUNTS FOR SICK DAYS AND FAMILY VACATIONS?
Unfortunately, we do not offer discounts for days that children may be home sick or days children do not attend due to family vacations.