School Age

At Kare-a-Lot we offer a before and after school program, a days off school program, as well as a summer program for children in grades Kindergarten through 3rd. Our school follows the Columbus City School calendar and provides daily transportation to Cranbrook Elementary School. We offer flexible hours and rates to accommodate families with various schedules.

During the summer we offer a full day camp, an exciting alternative for school age children. Our program provides a balanced schedule of active, learning and quiet activities. In addition, we provide weekly field trips to reinforce a lesson taught or just for fun as well as water days, movie days, a gym class, walking field trips to a nearby park and various other special events. Some of our field trips include: Slate Run Historical Farm, Sports Ohio, Bunny Park, Franklin Park Conservatory, Cosi and the zoo. We have a theme for each week of our summer camp. We provide all the food your child will need throughout the day including a breakfast snack, lunch and afternoon snack. A schedule is provided below that outlines our meal times as well as our academic/learning times.

Before/After School Schedule
7:00-8:00 – Arrival/Free Play
8:05 – Get on the bus
4:05 – Arrive at Kare-a-Lot
4:05-5:00 – Snack/Afterschool Activities
5:00-6:00 – Gross Motor Play/Departure

Summer Program Schedule
7:00-9:00 – Arrival/Free Play
9:00-9:30 – Clean Up/Morning Snack
9:30-10:00 – Circle Time
10:00-11:00 – Rotating Small Groups
11:00-11:30 – Learning Time
11:30-12:00 – Gross Motor Play
12:00-1:00 – Lunch/Free Play
1:00-3:30 – Weekly Special (water day, park, share day, field trip, movie)
3:30-4:00 – Gross Motor Play
4:00-4:15 – Afternoon Snack
4:15-5:00 – Extension Theme Activity
5:00-6:00 – Free Play/Departure