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Before & After Care


St. Barnabas school understands the needs of working families and the value of childcare in a safe and caring environment.  Our Before and After Care program is an additional school service which provides professional care, supervision, recreation, and enrichment activities for children enrolled in St. Barnabas School in full-day preschool through sixth grade. Morning Preschool students may use Before Care.

Before & After Care Safety Protocols for 2020-2021 School Year

For the 2020-2021 school year, we have implemented additional safety protocols and processes to help keep our students and staff safe. Please see the After Care Procedures video for more information on these protocols. Additionally, due to our weekly 12:45pm Wednesday dismissal days, students attending After Care on Wednesday should bring a lunch, which will be eaten at a safe physical distance from others.

Times & Days Offered

This supplementary childcare program is open before school from 6:30-7:45 am and after school from 3-6 pm each school day beginning with the first full day of school and ending with the last full day of school. For the 2020-2021 school year, After Care will be offered on Wednesday 12:45pm dismissal days until 5pm. Pre-Covid and likely in future school years, After Care will be available on full school days and 1:30 pm dismissal days, which are usually one Thursday per month for staff development. After Care is not available on days when students are dismissed before 1:30 pm or on any days when there is no school (Wednesdays for the 2020-2021 school year are the exception).


After Care provides gym time for an hour after school (weather permitting children will be taken outside).  A snack is then provided followed by time for homework. Children who have finished their homework or do not do homework with the After Care staff, then have time for play or to exercise their skills in drawing, coloring or building with Legos. A large assortment of board games is also available as well as age-appropriate movies on Fridays.


The program is self-supporting and relies solely on timely payment of fees which are as follows:
  • Mornings: $25 per child registration fee for mornings

  • Afternoons: $40 for one child, $60 for two or more children registration fee

  • Hourly Fees: $6.40 for one child, $3.40 for each additional sibling

Annual registration fees are non-refundable and cannot be used as a credit towards hours used.  Please see the Parent/Student Handbook for additional details on the fee schedule.
Before & After Care Coordinator:
Janet Butts
Phone: 773.474.6474 between the hours of 6:30-7:45am and 3-6pm
Before & After Care Online Registration