QCARE Program Offerings for School Year 2020-21
QCARE is traditionally an after school program. During the COVID-19 crisis we have transformed to support Quincy families with full day remote learning, kindergarten extension and after school programming. Beginning in late March, Quincy students will begin transitioning back to in-person learning in schools each day. QCARE will continue to evolve during this year to meet the needs of Quincy families as best as we can. QCARE offers enrichment programs for children who are in Kindergarten and continues services through age 13. Programs operate on all days when school is in session. We also operate enrichment programs for February, April and Summer school vacation weeks.
QCARE PROGRAM OFFERINGS FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2020-21
2020-2021 KINDERGARTEN EXTENSION SErvices
As long as there is a need for daily care for kindergarten children attending half-days of school in the mornings (AM kindergarten class), QCARE will continue kindergarten extension services in addition to our after school services. Beginning on 3/22/21 Kindergarten Extension is available at Atherton Hough (bussed to Snug Harbor), Bernazzani, Lincoln Hancock, Merrymount, and Squantum (bussed to Merrymount). When AM Kindergarten students are dismissed at 10:15 they will transition with supervision to the care of QCARE educators until the end of the school day, or can remain for the after school program.
AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS
“Laptops away, time to play!” QCARE will continue after school operations at all possible locations during the 2020-2021 school year.
2020-2021 SITE LOCATIONS, HOURS AND COSTS
For the 2020-2021 School Year we are currently operating at Atherton, Beechwood Knoll, Bernazzani, Lincoln Hancock, and Merrymount. *As of 10/26/2020 our Squantum students are being served at the Merrymount School location. As of 2/22/2021 our Atherton Hough program is being relocated to private space within the Snug Harbor School. Quincy Public Schools will provide transportation for our Squantum and Atherton Hough students. Please call our main office for questions and more information*
Reopening our Montclair, Parker, and Wollaston programs is a priority, but we must ensure that there is appropriate safe space within the schools and that we have the enrollment required to reopen.
|Type of Care Program||Hours of Care||Cost/Day|
|Kindergarten AM Extension||10:15AM to 2:30PM**||$28.75|
|After School (M, Tue, Thur, Fri)||School dismissal until 5:30PM||$35.00|
|After School (Wednesdays)||School dismissal until 5:30PM||$35.00|
|Monday-Friday After School Discount||School dismissal until 5:30PM||$155/week|
Atherton Hough, Bernazzani, Lincoln Hancock & Merrymount Schools are “early” dismissal schools. The school day ends at 2:00pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. On Wednesdays school is dismissed at 11:30am.
**Our Kindergarten Extension ONLY students are allowed to remain at the program from 2:00pm-2:30pm to help with challenges and congestion caused by school dismissal.
Beechwood Knoll and Squantum are “late” dismissal schools. The school day ends at 2:30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. On Wednesdays school is dismissed at 12:00pm.
REGISTRATION PROCEDURE AND FORM
COMPLETE THE REQUEST FOR CARE FORM BELOW
Complete the Request for Care Form completely below to request care options for each child you would like to enroll with QCARE. When completing the form, please provide as much accurate information as you are able. Once the form is received, a member of the registration team will send an email to inform you that you have been placed on a waiting list, OR you will receive a phone call to discuss program availability and the registration process.
Once you have been contacted to schedule a registration appointment, you will be sent a link via email to complete the Child File Application and Link online and pay a $50 registration fee to begin enrollment. After your online application is completed, you will be contacted by a registration specialist from our main office.
For more information about registration or the complete QCARE enrollment policy, please review the registration section of the QCARE QCARE Parent/Guardian Handbook or contact the QCARE main office at 617-773-3299.