Thank you to those of you who participated in our child care survey earlier this month. Your responses helped us assess the needs of our employees and informed our planning.
We are happy to announce that the Albemarle County Public Schools (ACPS) Staff Child Care Program (SCCP) will open on Tuesday, September 8, at three locations: Brownsville Elementary School, Hollymead Elementary School, and Monticello High School.
The program is currently staffed to serve about 150 students division-wide from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each school day. The SCCP will operate as a self-sustaining, non-profit program with a flat weekly rate of $150 per child (regardless of the number of days a child attends). Children aged 4-12 are eligible to participate.
Registration is now open! Parents should submit one registration form per child.
Slots will be allocated on a first come, first served basis by family. Parents will be notified about the status of their child’s registration by Monday, August 31. Students who do not receive a slot in the program will be placed on a waiting list in the order in which their registration form was submitted.
Please consult the SCCP Parent Handbook for specific information on how the program will operate, including policies and requirements. In particular, please note that parents should provide a morning and afternoon snack for their child as well as lunch. Lunch also can be purchased on-site each day for $2.90. (Students approved for reduced-price meals can buy lunch for $0.40, and meals will be provided at no cost to students approved for free meals.)
You may also access the ACPS Staff Child Care Program (SCCP) Registration Form and the SCCP Parent Handbook on the Employee Resources page of the Return to School website.
For your reference, here is a list of alternative child care providers in the community.
Please stay safe.
Dr. Bernard Hairston