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MCSD receives reduced-rate grant for Healthy Kids Extended Day Program

Jan. 20, 2016

Monticello Central School District is pleased to announce that the grant allowing reduced fees for the Healthy Kids Extended Day Program has finally been approved.

As a result of the long wait period for grant approval, the families that currently enrolled and have been paying the full rate since September, will receive the service free of charge for the remainder of the year.

“The cost of childcare can be a tremendous expense for families,” Superintendent of Schools Tammy Mangus said. “It is my hope that by being able to offer safe and stimulating childcare at a reduced rate, we can help ease the burden for district families and enhance after-school learning for our elementary students.”

The program provides before and after school childcare to students in grades K-5 in all three Monticello elementary schools and offers recreation, arts and crafts and academic programs. The before-school program begins at 6:30 a.m. until the start of school, and the after-school program is available at the end of the school day until 6 p.m.

According to the program’s website, the Healthy Kids Extended Day Program is one of the largest, most experienced and highest quality providers of extended day care in New York with programs in dozens of elementary schools in Brooklyn, Dutchess, Orange and Westchester counties. The program’s directors and staff are highly-skilled, background-checked and credentialed. The New York State Office of Children and Family Services licenses and oversees the program.

Beginning February 15, additional seats will be available to our school families at a reduced cost. Information regarding these new after-school opportunities will be forthcoming on February 5, 2016.