before & after school Childcare
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!
2023-24 Registration is Open Now!
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.
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
Are you a licensed childcare provider?
How is this different than a Club?
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).
Programming is after school and during Summer
Programming is before and after school and at school
Serves K-5th grade
People pay privately or through childcare subsidies
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?
BGCA nationally-created curriculum
Enrichment, academics time, and athletic time
Customized support for each child
6. How much does it cost?
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?