Extended Child Care

In order to help meet the needs of busy families, participating Putnam City elementary schools offer an afterschool program. The aftercare program begins when the school day ends. Children must be picked up no later than 6 p.m. Some schools may also offer before care. Earliest drop off times may vary per school. 

This convenient program offers a safe environment for children in kindergarten through grade 5. Healthy snacks are provided after school. Daily activities will be planned outdoors (as weather permits), in the computer lab, the gym, action-based learning labs and in the cafeteria. The Extended Care program maintains a fully trained staff.

School participation in this program is not guaranteed. As each school will decide if they will or will not offer the program based on community demand/needs and staffing availability, participating schools may vary yearly.  


Putnam City offers three different types of Extended Care.

  1. Full-time enrollment is for students attending 4-5 days per week.

  2. Part-time enrollment is for students attending 2-3 days per week.

  3. Scheduled Day Enrollment is available to students attending Extended Care 1 day per week.

In order to ensure that the program is properly staffed each day, drop-in Extended Care is not available. All students must be enrolled in one of the offered Extended Care enrollment plans prior to attending. 

Below are the school sites offering Extended Care:

After Care ONLY   

  • Apollo Elementary

  • Arbor Grove Elementary

  • Coronado Elementary

  • Harvest Hills Elementary

  • Dennis Elementary

  • Northridge Elementary

  • Overholser Elementary

  • Ralph Downs Elementary                             

  • Rollingwood Elementary

  • Tulakes Elementary

  • Western Oaks Elementary

  • Wiley Post Elementary

  • Will Rogers Elementary

After Care Only Sites Pricing:

Full-time: $305/month

Part-time: $215/month

Scheduled Day: $115/month

Before & After Care 

  • Kirkland Elementary (PreK-2nd grade only)

Kirkland Site Pricing:

Before & After Care:

Full-time: $305/month 

Part-time: $215/month 

Scheduled Day: $115/month

After Care only:

Full-time: $235/month

Part-time: $165/month

Scheduled Day: $100/month

Before Care only:

Full-time: $125/month

Part-time: $110/month

Scheduled Day: $60/month

The Extended Care program bills monthly, in advance. Your monthly invoiced amount is calculated by averaging the total amount of school days in the year out over 10 months. 

Payment Policy

  • All fees are due prior to service. A $5 per day late fee is assessed for payments that are more than three days late. 

  • Those with overdue fees (five school days) will not be eligible for continued participation until balances are paid in full.

  • There is no reduced rate or refund for children who are ill or absent. If a child has an extended illness (two weeks+), please contact your school’s Extended Care Director or Financial Secretary to discuss financial arrangements.

  • The number of school days in the year was averaged out over 10 months. All breaks and scheduled non-school days have been pre calculated in our monthly invoicing to avoid prorated month invoices.

  • Online payments only. Schools do not take payment for Extended Care. Checks are not accepted. 

Register for Extended Child Care

1. Go to myschoolbucks.com and click Sign-Up Today

2. Follow the prompts to create your profile

3. Click on the Before & After Care tile on the MySchoolBucks home screen and follow the prompts to register. 

4. An email will be sent to the address provided during registration confirming the registration was submitted. When your school approves your request you will receive another email.

5. Invoices are emailed from MySchoolBucks and payments are to be made directly through your MySchoolBucks account by the 1st of each month.

Non-School Days

The Extended Care program is closed when school is not in session due to holidays, school breaks, etc. There is no school on the days below. Schools may also be closed due to inclement weather.    

  • Labor Day

  • Fall Break

  • Thanksgiving Break

  • Christmas Break

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day

  • Parent Conferences

  • Spring Break

  • April 18th - Break

Policy & Procedures

  • Children must be picked up no later than 6 p.m.

  • Please sign your child out daily.

  • For any child picked up after 6 p.m., a late charge of $1 per minute will be assessed.

  • After three late pickups by parents or guardians, children may not be permitted to attend afterschool care.

  •  In the event a child is not picked up by 6:15 p.m., and Extended Care staff has not received communication from parents or guardians, the proper authorities will be notified that the child has been abandoned.

  • An online registration form will be required for each student attending Extended Care.

Guidance & Discipline

  • The program will provide a safe, fun environment to students who need after school care.

  • All school policies will be followed during Extended Care hours.

  • Students who are in the Extended Care Program must be able to take care of their own personal needs.

  • The Extended Care Administration may remove a student from the program who is unable to cooperate with staff and/or other students or who is destructive to property.

Discipline procedures are as follows:

  • 1st infraction: Time Out

  • 2nd infraction: Contact Parent/Guardian

  • 3rd infraction: Suspension from the program for one week

  • 4th infraction: Removal from the program

Emergency Procedures

  • In case of severe injury or acute illness, 911 will be called and the parent/guardian will be contacted immediately using numbers on file.

  • Anyone with reason to suspect emotional, physical, sexual abuse or neglect is obligated by law to contact the Child Abuse Hotline (1-800-522-3511).

For more information:

If you have additional questions about the Extended Care program, please contact your school or the district Extended Care Clerk, Amber Callahan at: acallahan@putnamcityschools.org