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.




Registration paperwork can be found at www.clarkschools.org under the tab Departments. Please send the completed paperwork along with your first and last months payment (i.e. September and June) to the Clark Board of Ed., 365 Westfield Ave., Attn: B/A Care. No payments will be accepted in person or at the school sites. As soon as everything is received you will be contacted with a start date. Your payment and registration must be received by 8/25, in order to guarantee a start date of 9/6.


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.



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 NOT be offered.

The Clark Public Schools will be using the SchoolMessenger 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.


Michelle Chesney  Email: mchesney@clarkschools.org