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City opens after school care

City opens after school care

Homework help, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) learning, arts, crafts and many more activities await students in Kindergarten – 6th grade at the city of Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation’s after school care program.

Enrollment for the program is open and requires a $25 registration fee for city residents and $37.50 for non-city residents in addition to a month’s payment. The prorated charge for August is $10 for city residents and $15 for non-city residents. Subsequent months are $80 per month for city residents and $110 per month for non-city residents. The fee includes extended and all-day care for teacher workdays, early release days and holiday breaks at no additional charge.

“Completing homework is a very important aspect of the after school program. The students will work with staff in a small intimate setting to reinforce lessons taught at school,” said Joel Dunn, recreation superintendent for the city of Rocky Mount. “Also, the children will participate in recreation programs such as arts & crafts, STEAM activities and sports.”

On-site care will be provided for students attending Winstead Elementary School. The Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences and South Rocky Mount Community Center will host the program for other schools. Size is limited to 30 students. Transportation is available for students attending Rocky Mount Prep School, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Life Christian Academy, Williford, Fairview, DS Johnson, Baskerville and Englewood Elementary schools and Rocky Mount, Edwards and Parker Middle schools for an additional fee.

Dates for after-school care are Monday, August 27 – Friday, May 23 for students attending school.

Registration must be made in person at the Parks and Recreation Office on the 3rd floor of the Frederick E. Turnage Building in downtown Rocky Mount. For more information, call 972-1151.