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Goals of After School Rec Program 

To offer a safe, friendly, fun, community oriented, active program for youth, after school until 6pm. Choose one or more days and have your child bused directly to Beekman Rec where in addition to outdoor fun, there is time for indoor games and free play! 

Our staff are trained to empower youth through child guided imaginative play!  


Steps to Register for Beekman Rec’s After School Program
  • Read over all related materials.
  • Complete the Arlington School District Transportation Form and return it to your child’s school (see deadlines below). In the case of St. Columba students, send it directly to Arlington School District Transportation Offices on 144 Todd Hill Road, LaGrangeville, NY 12540 by the deadline.
  • Complete 4 page Registration Packet and submit to Rec Office for processing found at the link.
  • Once processed, we will email you a receipt for a FREE “After School Care” Membership. Then you MUST go online or come into the office to register for the days/dates that you want to reserve for your child.
  • Make payment one month prior to attendance or your child’s spot will be released.
  • NEW THIS YEAR: IF your child participated in Beekman Day Camp 2018, you can complete and sign 2018 Camper Forms in lieu of completing paperwork.

Fee Structure
  • We strive to offer a flexible program that meets the needs of as many families as possible
  • Beekman Residents Early Payment Fees: $200/month, $60/week or $15/day for payments made by due date.
  • Beekman Residents Later Payment Fees: $225/month, $75/week or $20/day for payments made after due date.
  • Non-resident Early Payment Fees: $225/month, $75/week, $20/day for payments made by due date.
  • Non-resident Later Payment Fees: $250/month/ $90/week, $25/day for payments made after due date.
  • Payment is due the first DAY of the month, PRIOR TO the month being paid for. For example payment for any September dates is due Aug. 1, payment for any October dates is due Sept. 1 and so on.
  • There is a $1/minute late fee for any pick-ups after 6pm.

Values
  • A caring environment: staff model, and children are guided, to be kind, considerate, caring and helpful
  • Personal responsibility: children are encouraged to care for their own belongings (with the guidance of caring staff) and control their own behavior
  • A balance of physical and quiet activity that meets the needs of each child
  • Outdoor activity: please have children bring clothes appropriate for outdoor play. Click here for more on “Why Be Out There?”, and click here to find out Why Dirt is Good for Kids.
  • Imaginative play: staff encourage children to guide their own play. For more on the importance of child guided imaginative play see this report by the AmericanAcademy of Pediatrics.
  • A recent study by Charles Hillman, published in Pediatrics, shows 7- to 9-year-old children who run around and play like, well, children, for at least 70 minutes a day show improved thinking skills, particularly in multitasking, compared to children who aren't as active.

Dates
  • We follow the Arlington School District Schedule
  • We operate only when Arlington has FULL-Days of school
  • We do not operate on half-days, if there are early closings, or if Arlington cancels after-school activities
  • On some half days and ASD Holidays we offer a School's Out Camp Program; click the link for more information on it!
  • There is no credit or refund for snow days or early closings

Transportation to the After School Program
  • Vail Farm Elementary School and St. Columba families must request bussing by April 1
  • Beekman Elementary families must request bussing by Aug. 15
  • The form to apply for transportation can be found here

Pick up From the After School Program
  • Children must be picked up at Rec Park by 6pm; there will be a late fee assessed to the family’s account when a child is not picked up by 6pm.
  • Pick up must be by an adult authorized on the Registration Form who shows photo ID
  • Any changes to those permitted to pick up a child must be in writing prior to pick up time
  • If the group is NOT in the Community Center, a note will be on the door indicating where in Rec Park the group is located

Expectation of Parents
  • Payment will be made one month in advance of registration dates
  • Child’s health information will be kept up to date; you will inform the staff of any changes
  • Children with a fever or contagious illness must be kept home
  • Parent, or parent designated adult as indicated on Registration Form, will come with photo ID and sign child out
  • A phone call to 845-227-5783, prior to 3pm if your child is not coming to the program on a day they are registered
  • Children will have outdoor clothing and all belongings will be labeled
  • Parents will provide a snack for child

Expectation of Children
  • Children will conduct themselves in a courteous manner and use positive language
  • Children will be honest
  • Children will be considerate to each other and respectful to the staff
  • Children will treat equipment and the park with care and discard their own garbage
  • Children will not bring valuables or electronic equipment to the program
  • Children will not use cell phones during the program; parents can reach the program at 223-7315 or 223-6970
  • Indoors, there will be no running, cart wheels, flips or throwing; but we will have time for that outside!
  • Only 2 people will be in the restroom at a time
  • Children will stay with the group

Discipline Policy
The staff will create a warm and caring atmosphere with established rules to ensure the emotional and physical safety of all. There will be consistent consequences to children who have difficulty following the rules that include, verbal warning, time out, exclusion from activity, parental consultation, early pick-up by parent, suspension and/or removal from the program without refund.

Homework Policy
Although homework is an important aspect of your child’s after school routine, we do not require children to do their homework while in our recreational program. Our aim is to provide a safe, healthy place for children to socialize, exercise and have fun. If you wish your child to tackle their homework, please let the staff know.


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After School Rec Program 
N/A  K - 5  MTuWThF  09/06/2018 - 06/25/2019
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Recreation Park, Community Center
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To get Early Payment Rate, payment must be made by the first of the month preceding the month being paid for. Call the office for the discount.
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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