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Before and After School Care

Carpe Diem Program

Carpe Diem Before & After School Program is available each school day from 7:30 - 8:30 AM and 4:00 - 6:00 PM throughout the school year, at an additional charge, for students in 4K through 8th grade. The program strives to provide a safe environment for students where they can learn, relax and have fun, and offers a combination of recreational and educational activities to balance the day. Indoor and outdoor play, organized enrichment activities, interest groups, and supervised homework periods are a few of our daily components. A nutritious snack is provided daily to students participating in the program.
  • Before Care – Our before care is an early drop-off service that will allow children to engage in both indoor/outdoor play activities and multi-age appropriate games.
  • After Care – During the first hour there will be an educational and literacy element where we will provide tutoring and/or homework assistance designed to help students meet state standards in one or more of the following core academic subjects: reading/language arts, mathematics, history and social studies, or science. A broad range of activities may be implemented based on local student needs and interests.
Please note that when school is closed, so is Before and After School Care.


Complete registration in-person at Russell Byers Charter School on the dates listed below. Space is limited!

Registration dates: August 22nd - 26th from 9AM to 2PM

Registration forms must be completed and submitted at the main office, along with a copy of the student's most recent physical and the $20.00 registration fee (Child Care Works Program / CCIS Subsidized Care accepted).

For any questions, please contact our Director of Carpe Diem Programs, Shirley Dyson at


All fees are based on a weekly rate with the exception of a one-time $20.00 registration upon enrollment. Our drop-in rate is a daily rate for parents who may need before & aftercare for daily needs. We need 24-hour advance notice for all Per Diem service requests. All scheduled field trips will be paid by parents based on cost of trip.
  • Registration: $20
  • Before Care: $20 per week
  • Drop-in Before Care: $10
  • After Care: $75 per week
  • Drop-in After Care: $20
  • Drop-in After Care (early dismissal): $30
  • Sibling Rate: $65 (aftercare only/one sibling only)
  • Late Pick Up: $5 for the first minute; $1 every minute after the first minute
All fees are subject to change based on cost of providing continuous quality childcare.
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