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!

 

​Highlights include:

 

  • 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 Oakley, Bell, or Haw Creek 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 2022-2023, see below. 

For more information and pricing, please see the Registration and FAQ pages. 

 

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

Cost

Evergreen noon dismissal days: Same as the regular daily fee--May 26th is only the one scheduled this year! No advance sign-up will be required.

*On May 26th, we will still pickup regularly scheduled kids from Oakley, Bell and Haw Creek, at their regularly scheduled time.

 

All day care: $50 - Advanced Signup Required.

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 (we'll give you plenty of reminders!). 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 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.

Procedure

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 7:45 a.m. until 6 p.m.

EverAfter Extended Day dates for 2022-2023:

  • Thursday, September 29th** (Evergreen conference day)

  • Friday, September 30th (Teacher work day)

  • Wednesday, Thursday and Friday October 12-14 (Evergreen Fall Break)

  • Friday, November 11th* (Veteran's Day Holiday)

  • Monday, November 14th (Teacher work day)

  • Monday, January 2nd (Teacher work day)

  • Monday-Friday Feb 27-Mar 3 (Evergreen February Break)

  • Thursday, April 27th** (Evergreen conference day)

  • Friday, May 26th (Evergreen Noon Dismissal day)

*As a federal holiday, Veteran's day 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

EverAfter is not open on Labor Day, MLK 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 Oakley, Bell or Haw Creek:

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. Some of them are also Extended Days for Evergreen for which we can still provide transportation, while others are not; please check this list carefully. On days we do not offer transportation, students are welcome to be dropped off here either between 2:30 and 2:40, or after 3:30 (or any time in between, but you'd have to park at Charlie Bullman parking lot and walk up to campus via our trails). Keep in mind, one or more of these days might be club days.

  • Thursday, September 29th - Transportation offered

  • Monday, October 31st - Transportation offered

  • Tuesday, January 24th - No transportation

  • Wednesday, February 15th - No transportation

  • Friday, March 24th - No transportation

  • Friday, May 5th - No transportation

The following dates are scheduled no-school days for Buncombe County Schools but regular school days at Evergreen. Same deal with drop off between 2:30 and 2:40 or after 3:30.

  • Tuesday, November 8th

  • Wednesday, January 25th

  • Friday, March 10th

Inclement weather: Any time BCS dismisses early for inclement weather, we will not be able to provide transportation. Any time Evergreen dismisses early, EverAfter will be closed.