EverAfter Daily Care
Daily Care is the backbone of the EverAfter program, and is available to families on an as-needed basis. You do not have to commit to a certain number of days per month, and you are only charged for the days you use!
Children are divided into grade level groups of Kindergarten-1st, 2nd-3rd, 4th-5th, and middle school.
Evergreen students in Kindergarten through 3rd grade get picked up from their classrooms by EverAfter staff at their class dismissal time while older students show themselves to the gym.
Students joining us from the community are picked up at their school or bus stop.
All students are checked in upon arrival and given a healthy snack*. They then transition outside with their age group's instructors, or in the gym during poor weather.
Outside time provides kids with the option of structured or unstructured play.
Later in the afternoon on most days, all kids are provided a quieter inside space during which homework time, reading time, and other quiet activities are provided. The K-1 and 2-3 groups specifically spend their inside time doing lots of art!
Students participating in clubs leave their group for the hour or so of club time and then rejoin the group.
Most days finish with less-structured choice time in the gym or outside.
Extended Day Care is provided on Evergreen noon dismissal days, as well as most non-holiday, non-school days. For students joining us from other schools, we can provide these extended days only when your child's school is on a similar schedule to Evergreen. For a complete schedule of Extended Day Care days offered in 2019 to 2020, click here.
Extended Day Care
EverAfter offers an extension of our normal daily care on all noon dismissal days (don’t confuse this with Evergreen's regular Monday 1:35 dismissal), as well as most non-holiday no-school days. We require advance sign-ups for these days. This helps us adequately plan for staffing and special activities. Some special activities may be organized and posted on the schedule below, and/or communicated through regular EverAfter emails. The sign up form is on the Registration page.
PLEASE NOTE: The Extended Day Care section of this page has not been updated for 2021-2022 yet!
Evergreen noon dismissal days: $20
*most ECCS noon dismissal days do not line up with ACS and BCS early release days; regular daily fees will apply on these days for students from other schools that come to us at their regular time.
All day care: $48
Note: Due to past difficulties, if your child attends EverAfter on an Extended Care day, and you did not sign them up in advance, a $10 surcharge will be added to the cost of the day's attendance. If your child does not attend on a day they were signed up for, you will still be charged. It is the parent's responsibility to keep up with their Extended Day Care sign-up form, the edit link for which can be found in the confirmation email received after initial submission. If your child turns up sick on a day they were signed up, please notify us the day of so that we don't charge you.
Noon Dismissal days follow the same check-in and parent sign-out procedure as regular daily care days. For all day care days, parents must come into the gym (or alternate location) to sign in and speak with an EverAfter staff member when dropping off. The pickup procedure is described on the Daily Care page. All Day Care is open from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m (maybe a few minutes earlier upon request!)
EverAfter Extended Day dates for 2019-2020:
Friday, September 27th WE'RE FULL FOR THIS DAY!
Thursday, October 3rd**
Monday, November 11th*Cancelled due to low enrollment
Monday, November 18th
Monday, January 6th
Monday, January 20th*
Friday, February 14th (Evergreen Noon Dismissal day)
Monday, February 17th
Monday, March 9th
Tuesday, March 10th
Friday, April 3rd (Evergreen Nood Dismissal day)
Thursday, April 23rd**
Friday, May 22nd (Evergreen Nood Dismissal day)
*As federal holidays, these days will require a minimum number of kids signed up in order for us to be open
**Evergreen parents needing care just for the length of conferences (90 minutes or less) on conference days can sign up in advance for $5, or drop in for $8.
EverAfter is not open on Labor Day, Memorial Day, or during Thanksgiving, Winter or Spring breaks.
The signup form is on the registration page.
A note for participants that come from Buncombe County Schools:
EverAfter will still offer transportation and regular daily fees for the above dates that are also regular school days for BCS.
The following dates are scheduled early release days for Buncombe County Schools, and thus EverAfter cannot offer transportation:
Sept 17, Oct 17, Jan 17, Feb 19, Mar 13, Apr 30, and May 29.
On these dates, students are welcome to be dropped off as soon as EverAfter is open (1:30 on a Monday, 2:30 Tues-Fri). Keep in mind, this will be the case on a number of club meeting dates. This will also apply any time BCS dismisses early for inclement weather but EverAfter does not.
The following dates that BCS is closed are included in EverAfter's All Day Care schedule, and can be signed up for using the Extended Day Signup Form:
Nov 11, Jan 20 (as holidays, these days will require minimum attendance in order for EverAfter to be open).
Just as with early release days, other dates that BCS is closed for but EverAfter is open a regular schedule, students are welcome to be dropped off as soon as EverAfter is open