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.

 

+ Daycare - Morning

Before School Daycare. Hours: 7:00am - 7:45am The morning program is run by Mrs. Reed and is held in the 4th grade classroom. Parents must call 858-252-8689 for entrance at the back gate of the school. Parents must sign children into morning daycare. Rates: $3.00 per child

+ Daycare - Afternoon

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. There is no charge for the first 10 minutes of supervision, i.e., you will not be charged until 3:10pm on a normal school day. Mrs. Ramsay runs the afternoon program. Phone 858-294-9567. Rates: $6.00 for the first hour.** Each additional ½ hour is $3.00. **

+ Frequently Asked Questions

Below you'll find commonly asked question and our answers regarding afternoon daycare. If you're not able to find an answer to your question, Please contact Kelly Ramsay at kramsay@saintjamesacademy.com

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 :

All charges will be posted via FACTS mid month for charges accrued the previous month.


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.