During this time of concern with the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been many discussions on how to make School-Age Care Programs a safe, yet fun experience for our participants. Please know that every consideration has been made with the best possible safety practices in place to protect our participants, their families, and our staff.
Does your child need a break from Virtual Learning? Durham Parks and Recreation has you covered. After School provides a fun, safe, and socially distant environment for your child to make friends and participate in weekly themed special projects, games, crafts, and more.
Offered weekly September 14, 2020 - June 4, 2021
2:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
After School Safety Precautions
- All DPR staff and participants will complete a wellness screening and temperature check each day. Any person with a temperature of 100.4˚F or greater or showing/experiencing symptoms will not be allowed into the program.
- DPR staff will wear masks during program hours and participants will wear masks except when engaged in socially distanced play outdoors.
- DPR will follow hand hygiene and social distancing guidelines as recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) by increasing the cleaning and sanitation protocols throughout all DPR facilities.
- DPR will be limiting the total number of program participants as well as maintaining group sizes with no more than 9 per group.
DPR encourages participation of all school-age children in its School-Age Care (SAC) Program. To provide quality services and activities to all its participants, children needing significant assistance with personal care (i.e. toileting), behavior management, support to participate in activities, constant eyes-on supervision, and/or hands-on support, or who have trouble communicating needs/wishes for more than 30% of the time may be required to bring a care provider (at no expense to DPR) to provide 1:1 support. DPR will assess each participant’s abilities and notify the parents/guardians if 1:1 support is required. DPR will reasonably accommodate participants needing such support.
Please Note: 1:1 care providers must pass a background check prior to supporting a participant in the SAC program.
Sliding Fee Scale
A sliding fee scale (SFS) may be used to reduce the amount paid for School-Age Care programs. The scale ranges from 10-100% and is based on income, number of members per household, and special circumstances affecting the applicant’s ability to pay. Applications are available online, at the administration office, or any recreation center. If approved, the reduced fee is valid for one year.
Parents/Guardians who have a current, approved reduced rate assigned will receive the applicable discount at the time of registration. Please note that anyone with a SFS rate that has expired must submit a new application. SFS Applications may take up to 5 -7 days to process.
DPR strives to make our programs, services, and facilities accessible for all individuals and families, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, or ability level.