before & after school Childcare


Locations

DOWNING

ELEMENTARY

*serves Jefferson


MANITOU PARK

ELEMENTARY

*serves Arlington & Edison


WELCOME TO childcare!

We are excited to be able to provide before and after school childcare through the Beyond the Bell program at Tacoma Public Schools! 


Regional Manager: Ashley Garcia


2023-24 Registration is Open Now!

Online Registration

Please visit the registration link above or call for more details and to sign up. Space is limited.


Fees/Prices

Before School Childcare: $325/month

After School Childcare: $350/month

Before AND After School Childcare: $550/month

Please talk with staff about financial aid available


Hours

Monday-Friday

7:15am - Start of School

After School - 6:00pm

For Extended Learning Opportunities like activities, clubs, field trips and sports at your school, visit Tacoma Public School's Beyond the Bell webpage to learn more. Login to your Compass: TPS Family App account and visit the activities page to see what options are available at your student's school. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION & TO REGISTER PLEASE CONTACT: beyondthebell@bgcsps.org or 253.502.4628

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound Before & After School Childcare brings our more than 80-year commitment to serving our community’s youth through academic success, healthy lifestyles, character and leadership right here to your school.

Every day brings a fresh variety of fun experiences including academic enrichment, gym time, and STEAM activities supporting social and emotional learning and growth. Self-directed time is combined with structured programming to give our time together variety.

We’re committed to offering personalized experiences for every student. Our supportive staff want to see every student grow and thrive.

Our programming is based on the trusted Boys & Girls Clubs of America curriculum, which continues to evolve with the needs of the Whole Child. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Yes


Our Club programming is generally offsite at one of our Club locations and only offered after school hours or at other specified times. Childcare is a new service offered before and after school and located at each participating school building.  Generally, the Clubs can also offer more financial assistance for those who qualify. Because our Before & After School Childcare services are licensed, we are able to accept childcare subsidies such as Working Child Care Connections (WCCC). 

3. Can I do both a Club and Before & After School Childcare? How do I choose?

Most people choose based on the age of their child, their financial situation and other factors unique to your student. We’re happy to talk through options with you.


4. What are the hours of your Childcare?

Our programming usually starts at 7:15 a.m. until the start of school, then after school until 6:00 p.m. Hours vary for partial school days and are communicated in advance. Check with your school to confirm specific hours as it varies between schools.


5. What is provided in your childcare services?


6. How much does it cost?

FEES: 

Before school childcare - $325/month 

After school childcare - $350/month 

Before AND after school childcare - $550/month

Financial aid is available.

7. Do you provide food/snacks?

We provide snacks for every child.


8. What is the ratio of adults to children at your care facility?

1:15 as per state guidelines.


9. Are the caregivers employed by BGCSPS?

Yes