Extended Day Child Care Program

TCAPS extended day child care programs are licensed by the State of Michigan. Extended day programs are available at TCAPS elementary schools (pending enrollment) for students preschool-age through grade 5, with select schools offering extended hours for preschool-age students. The programs offer the opportunity for personal attention from an experienced staff and enrichment activities that develop social skills, teamwork and interpersonal relationships.

Daily activities include: group games and sports, arts and crafts, individual projects, social time, homework and study time, outside activities, and gym and library time when available.
 

2022-23 Extended Day Care Registration 

Extended Day Care Registration will begin in early August for the 2022-2023 school year. 

2021-22 Online Registration Opens Monday, August 2nd

Extended Day registration for the 2021-2022 school year will open Monday, August 2nd. To attend the program the first week of school (September 7th), families will need to register and be approved by August 23rd. The initial registration period will be for September 7th through October 1st. The first change period will occur between September 17th and September 21st with changes going into effect October 4th if approved. 

See the "Online Registration and E-Funds Information" tab below for registration instructions.

Please note:  TCAPS will evaluate enrollment throughout the year and may need to discontinue a program or change hours due to low enrollment or lack of staffing.   

For questions, please contact the Early Childhood Registration Coordinator at 231.933.1759.

Online Registration Opens Monday, August 2nd

The online extended day registration process is completed through the External LinkPowerSchool (Parent) Public Portal under the Forms tabBefore starting the registration process, you will need to have your child's unique PIN number which can be obtained from your child's school office. 

Please Note: PowerSchool registration does not work on mobile devices (phone, tablet, iPad, etc). You must use a laptop or desktop computer. 

A complete registration includes submission of the following PowerSchool forms:

Licensed Child Care Enrollment Section

In order to complete your online registration, please complete the following forms found under the Licensed Child Care Enrollment section:

  • Medical and Essential Health Information (If you have previously completed this form, please review to ensure that it has the most up-to-date information and click "Submit" to verify you have reviewed.)
  • Demographics (only if not previously submitted)
  • Contacts (only if not previously submitted)

Licensed Extended Day Child Care Registration Section

In order to complete your online registration, please complete the following forms found under the Licensed Extended Day Care Registration section:

  • Extended Day Care Registration

PowerSchool Public Portal Information

E-Funds Information

For additional registration information, contact Kelly Gignilliat at 231.933.1759. 

Contact information for each location's extended day child care office is listed below. For additional information, please contact the district's licensed child care office at 231.933.1759.

 

  • Central Grade
    231.933.5937
     
  • Cherry Knoll
    231.933.8989
     
  • Courtade
    231.933.5815
     
  • Eastern
    231.933.5623
     
  • Long Lake
    231.933.7830

 

  • Silver Lake
    231.933.3660
     
  • Traverse Heights
    231.933.3539
     
  • Westwoods
    231.933.7945
     
  • Willow Hill
    231.933.8558

Before school hours begin at 7:00 a.m. and continue until the start of the school day. The after school hours begin when the school day ends and continues until 6:00 p.m. each day. The program starts with the first scheduled day of school and ends with the last scheduled day of school.

Child care is not available on weekdays where a half-day of school or an early release day is scheduled. 

2021-22 Program Fees by Location
 

Billing Cycle

  • Billing will be assessed on Fridays based on the current week schedule. Snow days will automatically be removed from your weekly bill, eliminating the need for snow day credit at the end of the school year. 
     
  • The program is staffed based on the scheduled number of children expected to attend each day. Families will be charged for the weekly schedule they signed up for whether their child is able to attend all scheduled days or not. 

Extended Day Care Program Highlights

Over the past school year, TCAPS has conducted a thorough review of its tuition-based child care programs to seek out opportunities to improve services for both staff and families while ensuring that our programs remain in compliance with state licensing regulations at all times. 
 

Billing Cycle

 

  • Billing will be assessed on Fridays based on the current week schedule. Snow days will automatically be removed from your weekly bill, eliminating the need for snow day credit at the end of the school year. 
     
  • The program is staffed based on the scheduled number of children expected to attend each day. Families will be charged for the weekly schedule they signed up for whether their child is able to attend all scheduled days or not. 

Scheduling Flexibility

 

  • Initial registration will allow families to sign up for a consistent weekly schedule, an alternating weekly schedule, or a varying month by month schedule. 
     
  • Consistent change period dates - Schedule change requests can be submitted during designated change request periods (17th-21st of each month) which are notated on the PDF DocumentExtended Day Schedule Change Calendar. [or the PDF DocumentChange Calendar for Blair and Traverse Heights]. Changes can be made for the schedule period or for the entire year.  Varying monthly schedules will be required to be submitted monthly to avoid errors. Once the request period closes, families will be notified within five days (26th of each month) whether their change request for the following schedule period can be accommodated. 
  • In the event that a change request cannot be accommodated, families will be contacted.
     
  • To ensure licensing compliance, the following will be considered when determining whether a schedule change request can be accommodated: staff-to-student ratios, physical space limitations, and whether additional staff can be added on needed days/mornings/afternoon.
     
  • In order to ensure proper staffing and maintain state licensing regulations, drop-in are not allowed.
     
  • Placement priority will be based on students' maximization of services and is not on a first come, first serve basis.

Discontinuing Services

 

  • Families needing to discontinue extended day care services can do so at any time and do not need to wait for the change request period. However, a drop form must be completed and a minimum of one week’s notice must be given. Please note that notifying the program manager or staff will NOT meet the requirement of the drop process, the drop form on PowerSchool must be completed.  Unfortunately, there is no guarantee of getting a spot back once dropped as it may be filled by another student.