About Before and After Care

The Clark Public Schools Before and After School Child Care program is being provided in your child’s elementary school. Our program provides children with opportunities for growth and development outside of their school day through activities that are child-centered and fun! We provide a safe, encouraging environment, which promotes children’s creativity, positive self-esteem and image all the while teaching life skills, teamwork and supplying educational support.




All registration paperwork must be received by August 21, 2017 in order to guarantee a start date of September 7th for your child. Please send the completed paper work via regular mail to Valley Rd. School, 150 Valley Rd., Clark, NJ 07066, Attention: Linda Berry. You may also bring it to the Board office on the 2nd floor of the high school (June 23 through August 21). After August 21, please call 732-540-9851 for drop off instructions. All paperwork required can be found at www.clarkschools.org under the tab Departments. Please include your September and June tuition with the registration packet.


Our staff members are experienced and trained in the Before and After Care standards. Staff members meet the State of New Jersey fingerprint process for screening of employment in the public schools and references are extensively checked for all employees. Homework assistance will be provided to students in the Before and After School Child Care Programs. If you have any questions you can contact Linda Berry, Before/After Care Program Coordinator at 732-540-9851 or lberry@clarkschools.org.


The Before School Child Care program starts at 7:00 am and runs until the beginning of the school day. The After Care program runs until 6:00 pm. A late pickup fee of $10 per child is charged for each 10 minutes or part thereof for parents arriving after scheduled time of child pickup this will be added to the following month's bill.


Before care does not offer breakfast however your child may bring their breakfast from home. Keep in mind this is a nut free program! In the afternoon we offer nut free snacks to the students. You may also send drinks and nut free snacks with your children for After Care.


The Before and After School Child Care programs are offered from the hours of 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. On days school is closed, there will be NO Before and After Care. (i.e. holidays, spring break, snow days etc. ) On scheduled early dismissal days, there will be After Care until 6:00 pm. In the event of a delayed opening, Before Care will NOT be offered. On days with an unplanned early dismissal, (i.e. snow days, etc.) After school care will be available until 3:15 pm.

The Clark Public Schools will be using the Honeywell Instant Alert program to notify you of any changes in the status of the school day. We will be using this system in the event of an actual emergency as well as school closings, delays, and early dismissals. If you have not signed up for Honeywell through your child’s school please log on to www.instantalert.honeywell.com to enroll.