After School Programs

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Paradise Aftercare Information

Preschool - 8th grade

Afterschool Activities

Students in afterschool activities must either be picked up for their activity from their classroom or from Aftercare, with the exception of 6 – 8th graders, which are allowed to walk to their activities unaccompanied.  Once the activity is complete, students must wait with the teacher/coach leading the activity during the 15 minute grace period for pick up. After that, the student will be signed into Aftercare and all fees will apply. 



Preschoolers are offered a variety of activities each day with loving, qualified staff in a safe environment. Activities are offered both inside and outside on our lovely playground.  Preschoolers are combined with the lower Elementary students at approximately 4:15 pm each day.  Parents picking up after the transition may pick up their preschoolers from the Elementary Library, across from the preschool, or down in the Aftercare room after approximately 5:15 pm.  Please watch for our grade level location signs posted on the doors.


Elementary (K – 5th grade)

Our home base room is located in room P-4.  This is the portable that is nearest the playground, by the Kindergarten rooms.  We also use the Science Room and Library daily.  Please watch for our grade level signs posted on the doors that we are located in.  Our highly qualified and loving Aftercare workers have a list of exactly who is in their care at all times!  This safety procedure gives a check and balance system to ensure the safety and whereabouts of your child at all times.  We do have a strong emphasis on homework time for Grades 2 - 6 from 4 pm until 4:45 pm.  Parents may request additional homework time, as needed.  


Snack Shack and Free Snack

Students in grades K - 6 will be given the opportunity to eat a snack each afternoon shortly after dismissal time.  Students may bring their own snacks from home or purchase snacks at our “Snack Shack” where items are priced from $.25 to $2.00 each.  Parents sending money in for snacks are encouraged to place those funds on their child’s “Snack Shack” account.  Funds can be sent in to your child’s teacher clearly marked with your child’s name and designated to “Paradise Snack Shack.”  Any type of purchase parameters that parents wish their children to follow for snack time can then be added to their individualized snack account.   Free snack is also available every day with choices that usually include pretzels, saltines or animal crackers.


A NEW and Improved Middle School Aftercare Program (6th – 8th grade)

We are happy to host a NEW exciting Aftercare program for our middle school students.  We will start our program at the front of the school on the west side of the gym, in the patio area.  Here students will be allowed to hang out and relax with their friends.  Fun age-appropriate activities will be available. From 4:05 pm – 5 pm, students will go down to the basketball courts at the back of the Elementary campus or the gym. We will post a sign in front of the gym so parents know our location.  Tables will be available in both locations for students that would like to get a head start on their homework.  Then at 5 pm, we will head into a classroom on the west side of the gym for students to work on their homework until closing time.

Pick up Information

Only authorized persons may pick up students from Aftercare.  New families especially, should plan on showing ID when picking up their child from our program. If you need to add additional persons to your authorized list, please contact Heather Bay at or by cell phone at (727) 647-0349.


For questions regarding Preschool aftercare contact Dawn Lawson at

For questions regarding K – 8th aftercare contact Heather Bay at 727-647-0349 or