Before & After School Program
There is NO SPRING BREAK CAMP OFFERED BY OUR PROGRAM!!
Registration for the 2017/2018 School year: July 15 - Aug. 15th.
The Before/After School program is a non-profit program sponsored by Old Bridge Township that has been providing affordable childcare for over 20 years to township residents. Please read over the entire web page. There are also links at the bottom of the page that contain more information such as cost, hours of operation and our policies. Please do not contact the Board of Education if you have questions since they are not responsible for our program.
Our program is supported by parent tuition fees only. The parent/guardian/custodian will be responsible for payment of any fees from enrollment until withdrawal from the program. All tuition fees must be kept current in order for child care services to be provided. Activities will include homework time (45 minutes to do homework in a quiet environment), organized games, special arts & crafts projects, and movies.
Breakfast will not be served in the Before School Program. However, you may send your child with a nutritious snack/meal. We don’t provide utensils, microwave to heat up food, or refrigeration. The After School Program does provide a daily snack and drink for your child.
The Before & After School uses an online registration system. Please read below on how to get registered and create an online account. We don't have a maximum capacity for our programs. We accept all registrations as long as they are in the registration periods. All students must be enrolled in one of the twelve Old Bridge elementary schools or one of the two Old Bridge middle schools. We don't accept children from private schools.
Who is Eligible?
Students who attend Old Bridge Township Schools. Students who are out of district or attend private school can't attend the program. Children from Kindergarten to 8th grade may attend the program. If your child has an IEP, our office must receive that prior to the beginning of the school year. If you have custodial documents, our office must receive them prior to the beginning of the school year.
How to get registered?
Step #1: If you have never been part of any of our program please go to www.oldbridge.com and create and online Recreation Account by clicking on the Recreation Registration link on the left hand side.
Step #2: Once you read over ALL of the directions for NEW CUSTOMERS create your account.
Step #3: Once complete, you will need to send proof of residency and birth cetificate for each participant to our office. Documentation can be faxed to 732-607-4813 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step #4: When we receive your documentation we will approve your account and a Recreation Login ID will be emailed to you from our software company ETRAK plus. Once you have your login ID , please follow these step by step instructions to get registered. Click HERE for instructions.
Before & After School Tuition Prices 2016/2017
* Our tution prices are based on the 182 days of school. We don't give refunds or credits for when your child is sick or for when our program closes early because of inclement weather(snow, ice, excessive heat, or any other emergencies).
Our program doesn't charge any additional fees for the extra half days during the school year if you are enrolled in the After School program or the Before & After School Combination. If your child is enrolled only in the Before School program there is an additional $16 fee per half day you enroll your child in during the school year.
After School Monthly Tuition Fee (These tuition prices are for the Elementary Schools Only)
Before School Monthly Tuition Fee (These tuition prices are for the Elementary Schools Only)
Before & After School Monthly Tuition Fee (These tuition prices are for the Elementary Schools Only)
Middle School After Care Monthly Tuition Fee (These tuition prices are for Middle School Only)
A refund will be given ONLY if written notice is received in a timely manner. Written notice must be given 2 weeks prior to the month of service. If you decide you don't need the service for a particular month, but would like your registration to be rolled over to another month, you must also submit this is writing 2 weeks prior to the change in service. You can email us at AfterSchool@oldbridge.com. Notification received later than this will result in NO refund given and NO rollover of your tuition to another month.
There is also no refund or credits given if your child is sick and misses a day or if we close the program early because of inclement weather.
We don't give refund or credits for days missed because our program doesn't charge additional fees for the 15 extra half days in which your child will be in our program from 1 p.m to 6 p.m. instead of the normal operating hours of 3 p.m. to 6p.m.
Monthly Registration Dates
Our registraton is on a month to month basis. You must register the month prior to when you need the service. A $25 late registration per child will be added to any registrations received after the due date. Parents must remember to enroll each month. We suggest you put a reminder in your phone as to when your payment is due by as we don't send out bills.
If you register after the 15th of the month there will be a $25 late fee. LATE registration will be from the 16th to the 25th during each month.
After the 25th we can’t accept any additional registrations. Your child(ren) will have to wait an entire month to come back into the program.
Change of Program:
If you change your program from month to month you must use this CHANGE OF PROGRAM FORM and email it to us at email@example.com or fax it to 732-588-1990. Failure to send in this form will result in your child being removed from the program for the rest of the year.
November & Spring Break Kids Camp Prices:
The camp dates are November 10th and 11th . The camp hours are from 7:30 a.m. and goes until 6:00 p.m. Parents must drop off an pick up at the school. Parents must also pack a lunch for the day. Snacks and juice will be provided by our program 2x a day. The camp is FREE for all students who are enrolled in the Before & After School program, but parents must sign up for the camp if they need it with a separate registration which will begin Oct. 1st and will end on Oct. 31. Camp includes a DJ dance party and the Eyes Wild Taveling Zoo, plus arts and crafts projects and game play.
Spring Break Camp
Please note there will be NO Spring Break Camp for 2017.
Delayed Opening & Early Closing Policy Because of Inclement/Severe Weather
In case of a delayed school opening, Before School child care will be cancelled, but After School care is held as usual until 6:00 pm. Our program does not operate when schools have an emergency closing in the event of snow, extreme heat or other severe weather.
Our parents will receive an alert from the Old Bridge Township School District Parent Portal Alert System if our program is closing early because of an emergency. Please make sure you have signed up with the school distrcits alert system. It is up to the parents/guardians to make alternative arrangements in advance of snow, heat or severe weather related early closings. You must contact the school's main office if your child attends the After School program and will be going home on the bus, as a walker, or somebody will be picking them up at the school on days our program is closed because of inclement/severe weather.
If you havent signed up for the alert system yet, please do so by clicking on the link below:
Old Bridge Township Parent Portal Alert System
Scheduled Half Days
The After School program is available on all scheduled half days at NO extra cost to students enrolled in the After School Program. This doesn't include early dismissal for snow or extreme heat. Our program is CLOSED on early dimissal days for snow or extreme heat. If your child is in the Before School program you may pay for the Drop in Program if you need your child to stay on the scheduled half days.
If you need Before and After School but only need Before for 3 days and After for 5 days, you must choose the Before and After Combination for 5 days. If you need Before for 5 days and After for 3 days, you still must also enroll in the Before/After combination for 5 days.
Half Day Drop In Program
Click HERE for information on our Half Day Drop in Program if you are not enrolled in the Before & After School monthly program. Please note there is NO Half Day Drop in Program available on Winter Recess, Memorial Day Weekend, or the last day of school.
Late Registration Form
If you need the late registration form please click HERE.