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EXTENDED Care PROGRAM

The Extended Care Program (ECP) is a before-school and after-school enrichment program for current students in grades PK – 8th grades. It is available on all official school days when SMA is in session, August through May, with the exceptions listed under hours and availability. 

In accordance with Georgia code O.C.G.A. Section 20-1A-2(3), the SMA’s Extended Care Program is exempt from licensure because it meets the exemption requirements under Georgia law for private schools and is accredited by Cognia. The SMA ECP is not a licensed childcare facility and is not required to be licensed by the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning.  The SMA ECP falls under the purview of the Archdiocesan Office of Catholic Schools and follows local, state, and Archdiocesan policies and regulations.

Before-School Extended Care Program

We provide trained adult supervision and quiet morning time for homework completion.

After-School Extended Care Program

We provide trained adult supervision, homework assistance, outdoor play, arts and crafts, board games, organized activities, free play, and a light snack and drink daily. No transportation is provided, and the program does not take field trips.

There are student-directed and staff-directed activities. We believe that after spending the day in a structured classroom environment, students should have the opportunity to play freely and creatively. Students are given opportunities to enjoy active, sports-related play as well as quiet activities, such as reading, art, Lego construction, and social time. Our program strives to reinforce the basic Catholic values that our families seek in their home, school, and church environments. 

enrollment

The Extended Care Program policy and enrollment form are located on the School Forms page. We are blessed to spend time with your children,

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BEFORE SCHOOL

Monday: 7:10 – 8:30 am

Tuesday – Friday: 7:10 – 7:30 am

AFTER SCHOOL

Monday – Friday: 3:15 – 6:00 pm

Half Days: 12:00 noon – 6:00 pm unless another closing time is published for that specific half day.

After School Registration Fee: $30.00 per family, per year.

The fee is charged at the time of the student’s first use of the program.

Late Pick-Up: $1.00 a minute per child after 6:00 pm.

Insufficient Funds Charge: $30.00

Late Payment Charge: $25.00 per month for accounts 60 days past due.

AFTER SCHOOL

Each child 1 – $4.00/hr

For After School ECP, a minimum one-hour charge applies to each use. After the first hour, charges are accrued in 30-minute increments.

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