After Care

After Care/ Before Care/ Story Hour

Welcome to David Lawrence Jr. K-8 Center. I know that this will be an exciting and productive year. Our school is not only a place to teach children but a learning center for the entire community because learning is lifelong. By extending services beyond the traditional K-12 hours, we are improving student learning, building stronger families, and promoting healthier communities.

Our program provides three types of child care services: before school care, story hour and after school care. The program offers a variety of academic enhancement and enrichment activities. They include: homework assistance, indoor and outdoor games, music, and arts and crafts. The managers of the program supervise activity leaders that have been screened by Miami- Dade County Public Schools to work directly with children in small groups. All activity leaders are required to receive a minimum of 45 hours of state certified training.

Our highly trained and dedicated activity leaders are ready and willing to work with your child to see that he/she is well informed and supported regarding the planned arts, crafts, physical education, and educational activities. However, when his/her attempts to support your child fail to lead your child in abiding by the Guidelines for Student Behavior, the following measures will be taken.

Consequences for Off Task Behavior

  1. Verbal warning from activity leader
  2. Time out from activity leader
  3. Verbal warning from program manager
  4. Written warning from program manager
  5. Dismissal from the program. (refund to parents)

Upon registering a student into the before and/or after school program, it is mandatory, through the district, to obtain the student accident insurance. The cost is a one time charge of $16.00 for the entire school year. No child may attend the program without this insurance. This is a supplemental insurance plan and it is required even if you already have family or individual medical insurance coverage. This supplemental insurance plan DOES NOT take the place of family or individual medical insurance coverage.

Service Hours and Fees

Before- School

Hours of Operation

7:00 a.m. to 8:20 a.m.

$20 per week (all students)

Story Hour

Hours of Operation

1:50 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

$20 per week (all students)

After -School

Hours of Operation

1:50 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

$35 per week (free or reduced lunch student rate) and $40 per week (regular student rate)

For more information please, contact our Before and After School Care office on campus at 305-354-2600.