Daycare

The main purpose for the extended day care program is to provide safe, nurturing, and guided supervision before and after-school in a Christian atmosphere. Children will be given an opportunity to have quiet study time, and also to have some relaxation time through board games, books, puzzles or outside playtime activities.

Precare

Hours: 7:00am-7:45am

Before School Daycare

Hours: 7:00am-7:45am The morning program is run by Ms. Bethany Williams and is held in the 2nd grade classroom. Parents must call 858-252-8689 for entrance at the front gate in the morning before 7:30. After 7:30 they must enter from the back gate. Parents must sign children into morning daycare.

Rates: $3.00 per child

Afternoon Daycare

Hours/Days: Daycare is available from 3-5:30pm every school day except the Friday before Christmas break, Holy Thursday and the last day of school. (See school calendar.)

Rates: $6.00 for the first hour.** Each additional ½ hour is $3.00. **There is no charge for the first 10 minutes of supervision. In other words, you will not be charged until 3:10pm on a normal school day. So please drive safe and do not speed if you are running a little late. Afternoon daycare phone 858-294-9567.


 

Frequently Asked Questions

Below you'll find commonly asked question and our answers. If you're not able to find an answer to your question, Please contact Kelly Ramsay at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Q :

What is a typical day at Daycare?

A :

3:00 - 4:00 outside play and snack time
4:00 - 5:30 homework and inside play

 

Q :

What if I need to contact my child?

A :

If you need to contact After School Daycare, our contact cell # is 858-294-9567. If no one answers, please leave a message and contact number. Your call will be returned as soon as possible. Please understand that the Daycare staff members may be outside with the students or assisting a student and not available to immediately answer the phone.

 

Q :

Is this tax deductible?

A :

Yes, childcare is tax deductible. We can provide you with the tax ID# upon request. However, it is your responsibility to keep track of your year-long Daycare expenses for reimbursement or tax purposes.

 

Q :

What if I am late picking my child up from Daycare?

A :

Please call if possible so we know everything is okay. After 5:30pm the rate is $1.00/minute.

 

Q :

What are the pick-up procedures?

A :

If you are picking your child up before 4:00pm, please come to the gate near the lunch tables. If you are picking your child up after 4:00pm, please park by the Academy and walk to the Youth Ministry Center in the back of the Parish Offices.

 

Q :

Is there a sign-up fee?

A :

No, we have made this as simple as possible. Please reassure your child that if you are not  here by 3:00pm they will automatically be checked into Daycare. There is no need to call the school.

 

Q :

How do I pay?

A :

A bill will be sent via e-mail at the beginning of each month (for the previous month). Payment will be due on the 15th of the month, or a $10 late fee will be added on.

 

Q :

Do students need to bring anything to eat?

A :

Only on half days will they need to bring a lunch. A healthy snack will be provided for your child each day. NOTE: If your child has food allergies, please consider sending a snack along for the afternoon.

 

Q :

Are the forms to be filled out with emergency numbers, contacts, etc...?

A :

No, we have access to all emergency forms.

 

Important Dates

Kind Words About Us...

"One of the greatest benefits of a St. James Academy education is the commitment of faculty to continued personal growth."

"St. James Academy promotes a spirit of enthusiasm that fosters a sense of community thereby maintaining a strong Catholic mission."

"St. James Academy did an excellent job at incorporating a variety of supplemental texts, materials and methods to meet the needs of the students and their various learning styles!"

"They integrate Christian values into the curriculum, with an emphasis on spiritual development, positive approach to discipline and community building activities."


St. James Academy is a private Catholic school in North County, San Diego. If you are searching for the premier preschool, elementary school or junior high school in proximity to Encinitas, Del Mar, and Solana Beach, contact us today!