The Neighborhood Children's Program after-school program has been in operation since 1997. It is designed to provide care for children during the hours between the dismissal of school for the day and the time most parents come home from work.
The daily program includes a nutritious snack, time for quiet activities, music, stories, and games. Supervised outdoor activities, when weather permits, include both organized games and free play. Alternate indoor activities include aerobic exercise and active games suited to the indoors. The After-School Program is not designed to provide tutoring. Children are given time to complete homework assignments, read, or do quiet activities. Assistance is given as needed.
Application should be made by completing an application form and all forms in the Registration Packet. Acceptance generally will be on a first-come, first-served basis, but the NCP Board reserves the right to balance the population of the program as to age and gender. Children of members of St. Luke United Methodist Church will be given preference in enrollment.
To enter the After-School Program, children must be at least 5 years old and not older than 10 years by September 1, and entering 5K--4th grade in the fall.
Calendar and Hours of Operation
The After-School Program will begin on the first day of public school opening in the fall and will end on the last full day of public school closing in the spring. In general, the program's days of operation will follow the schedule of the Cleveland School District and will observe all school holidays. Daily hours of operation will be from 3:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. If schools close because of severe weather, we will close, also. On the days that school is dismissed early for staff development (60% days) and on teacher work days when students do not attend school, the program will not operate.
For more information, please call the church office at 843-2306 or use our "Contact Us" form.
Please complete the application form and return it, with your application fee, to the church office, 1227 Deering Street, Cleveland 38732, at your earliest convenience. Applications without the accompanying fee will be considered incomplete and will not be accepted until the fee is received. Please fill out a separate application for each child you wish to enroll. Please direct any questions about applications, openings in the program, or waiting lists to the church secretary.