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 an opportunity to have a self-provided 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! (With COVID still around, we are doing a lot of these things outside, too!)
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.
Parents must come in to the gym to sign-out, making sure to bring their pickup placard with them!
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 2021-2022, see below.
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.
Evergreen noon dismissal days: $20
*many 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 we even have room!). 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 to sign in and speak with an EverAfter staff member when dropping off. 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 2021-2022:
Friday, September 17th (Teacher work day)
Thursday, September 23rd** (Evergreen conference day)
Thursday, November 11th* (Veteran's Day Holiday)
Friday, November 12th (Teacher work day)
Monday, January 3rd (Teacher work day)
Monday, January 17th* (MLK Holiday)
Thursday, April 28th** (Evergreen conference day)
Friday, May 27th (Evergreen Noon Dismissal day)
Thursday, June 9 (Evergreen Noon Dismissal day)
*As federal holidays, these days will require a minimum number of kids signed up in order for us to be open
**CHANGE: We are doing away with the $5 fee and advanced sign-up for drop-in care during conferences. Children may attend during a conference without a fee. A parent must sign them in and let us know when they will pick up.
New This Year - Fall and February Break!
EverAfter will be open for full-week care during the weeks of October 4-8 and February 21-25. Sign-up for these days will be part of the same Extended Day Care sign-up form as the above list of dates. We don't have all of the details worked out just yet. Depending on enrollment, we would like to do some special activities, like hiking or maybe a farm trip.
Since these breaks are new in the Evergreen calendar, we know that this may provide some families with an extra financial burden that they weren't counting on. As such, the all day fee for Fall and February Break days will be $24, half of the normal $48 for all day care.
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 22, Oct 14, Oct 26, Dec 7, Feb 10, Mar 11, Apr 29, and Jun 7.
The following dates are scheduled no-school days for Buncombe County Schools but regular school days at Evergreen:
Nov 1, Jan 18, Mar 23.
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!
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:
Oct 4, Nov 11, Jan 17, Feb 21
Inclement weather: Any time BCS dismisses early for inclement weather but EverAfter does not, we will not be able to provide transportation. Any time Evergreen dismisses early, EverAfter will be closed.