Before/After School Care – For boys and girls in grades K-6, Camp Fire offers a flexible before and after school care program. These programs have fun activities planned; playing games, creating crafts, homework help and more! To fit family’s weekly needs, there is not one set fee but an adjustable rate based on the number of days per week each family needs care. Camp Fire's licensed school age childcare programs are located in the school where participants are enrolled, creating consistency for the children and eliminating transportation worries for parents. Camp Fire Before and After Care Programs are located in Pleasantville, Prairie City, and Colfax-Mingo.
Pleasantville, Prairie City, & Colfax-Mingo
Care is available each day school is in session, Monday through Friday. The hours for Pleasantville & Colfax are 6:30 - 8:00AM and 3:10 - 6:00PM; the hours for Prairie City are 6:00-8AM and 3:00-6:00PM. Childcare for early school dismissals and late school starts is included in the fee schedule. FULL-DAY care may be available for current participants on "no-school" days from 6:30AM - 6:00PM if enough children are registered for that day. Exceptions include some holidays and school cancellations due to severe weather. Camp Fire reserves the right to cancel a session if there are not enough children registered for that day, or if staff are unavailable.
To register, please complete Registration and the Health and Consent Form and return it to the Child Care site or Camp Fire Service Center 5615 Hickman Road, Des Moines, Iowa 50310.
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