After School Child Care
Our after school child care or school-age programs are designed for children who attend Y5-5th grade in the public schools who need supervised care after school. We transport children in State of Michigan approved Gretchen’s House buses driven by staff with Chauffeur licenses.
Children who attend afternoon care are picked up at school and return to our centers for snack, freeplay, and group activities. Children who have homework or prefer to read may do so in quiet areas of the classroom. As with all our programs, schoolage children go outside every day.
During days when the Ann Arbor Public Schools are closed, our centers with after school programs offer care for schoolage children and siblings of children currently enrolled in our other programs on a first-come, first-served basis. Schoolage children who come to the center on no public school days need to bring a nut-free sack lunch from home. No School Days often include field trips to local attractions and/or themed activities such as Beach Week. During the summer, centers with schoolage programs host Summer Camp, or SCamp.
Locations with After School Care Programs
The Gretchen’s House locations which offer transportation from local elementary schools do so if we have at least 4 children to transport:
- Mt. Vernon, Ann Arbor After School Care Program transports students from Eberwhite Elementary School.
- Traver, Ann Arbor After School Care Program transports students from Logan.
- Dhu Varren, Ann Arbor After School Care Program transports students from Thurston, Northside, Logan.
- Oak Valley, Ann Arbor After School Care Program transports students from Dicken and Lawton.