Before & After Care

Due to COVID-19:
 The Before and After School Care program and fees are being updated for the 2020-21 school year. Please check back for the updated program information.

Before School Care

Childcare is provided from 7 to 8 am. Children meet in the school library and will be provided with supervised games and books.

After School Care

Childcare is provided from 3:15 to 6 pm. Children are divided by grade level. Students are provided with a healthy snack, recess time, and supervised time to work on homework as well as games, activities, and crafts. Families who need child care on just an occasional basis or in the event of an emergency are also welcome to participate in the program.
  • After School Care is available every day until 6 pm – except for the first and last days of school – or if circumstances prohibit providing care.
  • The primary supervisor is Nancy Isherwood.
  • If you are running late and will pick up your child past 6 pm, call Nancy at 440-670-3527 immediately (do not call the Main Office). You will be charged an additional $1 per minute for each child picked up after 6 pm.
  • Early childhood After School Care is provided for preschool students in our Seedlings and Sprouts classes.
  • In compliance with the Ohio Department of Education, our elementary and middle school After School Care is for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. 


Complete an Enrollment Form and Pick Up Form and submit them to the Main Office. If your situation changes, you are welcome to adjust your status at any time.

  • Full-time: For children who will be in After School Care every day (or just about). If your child(ren) will not be in After School Care on a particular day, a note sent to school would be appreciated. You will only be billed for the days you use. 
  • Part-time: For children who will only need After School Care on certain days. If it will always be the same days per week, please note which days. If the days vary, a note sent to school would be appreciated when your schedule is set each week. You will be billed for the days you use.
  • Occasional: Register if you think there might be occasional days you will utilize After School Care. A note sent to school would be appreciated when your child(ren) will be there, but if a last-minute situation arises, your child(ren) will be able to stay. You will be billed for the days you use.
  • Emergency: If you do not register your child(ren) for After School Care, but a situation arises, all students are invited to stay on any day, whether or not they are registered. You will be billed for days you use.

2019-20 Rates

Before Care:
7-8 am - $8
7:30-8 am - $4
7:45-8 am - $2

After Care:
3:15-6 pm - $22
half hour - $4
Families are billed around the 14th of each month.

More Information:
For additional information and to schedule Before School Care, contact Nancy Isherwood at 440-670-3527 or

“I really enjoy having time with my friends after school, plus there is time for homework, reading, and getting outside to have some fun."
Birchwood Student