Extended School Day Program

The Waretown Extended School Program (Latchkey) is a before and after school program sponsored by the Ocean Township Board of Education.

We offer childcare for students of working parents in grades PreK-6. We open at 7 A.M. and close at 6 P.M. Our calendar follows that of the school year. We are closed, though, for full-day in-service trainings for the staff, as well as all for all weather related emergencies, including weather early dismissals and delayed openings.

Extended Day Registration Application

Summer Registration Application

Before School Program

Program Center: In both the Waretown Elementary School and the Frederic A. Priff Elementary School. Students use program based on the elementary school they attend. Parents may have to drop off at more than one school. Please use the back entrance for each building.

Drop-off: Waretown Elementary School children will be dropped off behind the Waretown School. Priff children will be dropped off behind the Priff School. Parents may walk their child(ren) to the door, where guidelines will determine if we need to ask about symptoms and contact.

Hours of Operation: 7:00 AM until the opening of each school.

Days of Operation: We close for all school holidays and full day staff in-services. We are also closed for inclement weather and delayed openings.

Program Staff: Ratios range (students to adults), depending on age from 10 to 1 to 15 to 1.

Activities: Individual activities are expected and required. Quiet time, homework and study time is provided.

Transportation: Responsibility of the parent or guardian.

Program Closing: In the event of a school closing, delayed opening or early dismissal due to Information: inclement weather, the program will be closed. Please check local TV and radio stations, as well as the internet and global phone calls for information.

Cost of Morning (AM) Extended Care:

  • $5.00/day 1st Child
  • $3.00/day 2nd Child
  • $1.00/day 3rd Child

After School Program

Program Center: In both the Waretown Elementary School and the Frederic A. Priff Elementary School. Students use program based on the elementary school they attend. Parents may need to pick up at more than one school.

Hours of Operation: End of school day until 6:00 PM.

Days of Operation: We close for all school holidays and full day staff in-services. We also close for inclement weather and early dismissals.

Program Staff: Ratios range (students to adults), depending on age from 10 to 1 to 15 to 1.

Activities: Guidelines may determine activities and groupings for those activities.    

Pick-up: Parents and visitors may not enter the building. Please come to the building where your child attends school (back entrance for each).

Transportation: Transportation home is the responsibility of the parent or guardian.

Closing Information: In the event of a school closing, delayed opening or early dismissal due to inclement weather, the program will be closed. Please check local TV and radio stations, as well as the internet and global phone calls for information. If school is suddenly closed during the school day, the program WILL NOT stay open. Please have a plan in place for that type of event.

Cost of Afternoon (PM) Extended Care:

  • $10.00/day 1st Child
  • $5.00/day 2nd Child
  • $2.00/day 3rd Child

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