School-Age Child Care

School-Age Child Care is care that is provided for children from five to 11 years of age. This type of care can be found in a public or private school setting as well as in recreation centers or Child Care Centers. There is usually one director and a staff of teachers who are trained in school-age care and related activities. Most programs run on the school year calendar, and some also offer vacation, holiday care and summer programs.


School-Age Child Care also is often provided in Family Child Care Homes. This type of child care often may be found along the school bus route so that the child can take the bus to and from school directly from the early care professional’s home. School-Age Child Care can be offered in the afternoon after school hours and in the mornings before school begins. In some cases, transportation and meals are provided as well.