School-Aged Children

Being a parent of school-aged children can be loads of fun, but it can also be an extremely busy time and one that test your limits. Parents are faced with daily demands from school, extra-curricular activities, and meeting their child’s individual needs. Trying to accommodate these needs and meet your own obligations can be quite challenging. We have compiled many resources for you to make your life a little easier.

After-School Programs

After-School Programs provide a safe place for children to be when school is not in session and parents are at work. They are typically administered at the county level, although some counties allow individual schools to decide whether to offer an after-school program onsite. Many child care centers also offer after-school programs. Some of these programs offer transportation for the children attending them. Fees and offerings vary depending on the provider and location. Programs typically serve children between 5-12 years old, however, you may find a few programs serving up to age 15.

For information about locating after school programs in your child's school, you may want to contact the school, the school system, and some local child care centers in your area.

Some examples of organizations that offer after school programs include the Metropolitan YMCA of Atlanta, the Goddard Schools, and KinderCare Learning Centers. These organizations offer discounts to Emory employees and students.