After School Day Care:

Every child deserves access to a healthy, safe, productive and nurturing environment. We believe that day care services must be administered by qualified personnel who promote positive social behavior through developmentally appropriate and stimulating activities that meet the educational, social, emotional and recreational needs of our families.

(See the link to our downloadable After School Day Care application at the bottom of this page.)

The After School Day Care programs provide supervised activities, including transportation, to approximately 200 children in Fall River. Those enrolled in the programs participate in recreational and educational activities, special field trips, and other fun events designed to encourage enrichment and growth.

FSA also offers an opportunity each August for children to participate in two weeks of summer camp.  Included are theme-based activities and swimming supervised by a certified life guard, as well as meals and transportation at no cost to the participants or their families.

QUALITY SERVICE:
 
The After School Day Care (ASDC) program serves children from kindergarten age through age thirteen at multiple sites within the City of Fall River.

The ASDC program provides supervised activities to local children. Those enrolled in the program participate in recreational and educational activities, special field trips, and other fun events designed to encourage enrichment and growth.

A LICENSED PROGRAM:

The After School Day Care program is licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. That means our program has exceptionally high standards for the health, safety and education of all children in child care.

STAFFING:

The program is staffed by highly qualified and experienced service staff. It provides a theme-based curriculum that integrates art, math, literacy, science and physical education, as well as homework assistance, tutoring, community-based activities, creative summer programming, field trips and summer camp. Transportation is provided from all schools during the academic year.

Supervision for children at the sites is conducted at a worker to child ratio of no more than 1 to 13.

HOURS OF OPERATION:

When school is in session, our program operates Monday to Friday immediately after school until 5:30 PM, including partial school days. We also operate during vacation weeks and summertime from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM. Transportation to and from the After School Day Care site is available to qualified families.

COSTS / INCOME ELIGIBILITY:

Fees are determined using the EEC sliding fee scale and are based upon income and family size. We offer subsidized and unsubsidized childcare as well as supportive services through the Department of Children and Families. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts provides subsidization for eligible families. Families that do not meet EEC eligibility requirements are enrolled as public, non-subsidized. Fees for public, non-subsidized families are assessed using a sliding fee scale.

The program is supported by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, the USDA, PACE Child Care Works, and the Fall River School Department.
 

To download and print a copy of our After School Day Care application, CLICK HERE.

 

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington DC 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or 202-720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. 

Keeping Families Strong

We are committed to providing a wide array of high quality programs and services designed to
strengthen and support individuals and families and to addressing the social service needs of our very diverse and changing communities.