Care After School, the self-supporting, non-profit organization which operates in the Worthington Schools, serves families with children in grades K-5 by providing safe, enjoyable and affordable child care. Children are served a snack each day and participate in a variety of age-appropriate, educational, play-oriented activities, including games, sports, arts and crafts, drama, cooking, music, science experiments, special events and more! The program is licensed by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. CAS follows the Worthington Schools’ calendar and does not operate when schools are closed.
Visiting A Site
Parents are welcome to visit and observe the program at any time. Because staff are actively involved with children during program hours, scheduling a time to talk with the Site Director is recommended.
CAS staff members are well-qualified specialists who have sincere interest in children and are committed to providing a warm, supportive environment to enhance the child’s self image. Staff members receive training in First Aid, CPR, Child Abuse Recognition and Prevention and the Management of Communicable Diseases. They also complete 15 hours of additional training each school year. A criminal record check and a medical statement is also required of each staff member.
The student-to-staff ratio never exceeds 18:1.
- To provide a flexible, developmentally-appropriate play and success-oriented curriculum which complements the home and school by encouraging physical, social, emotional, and intellectual growth and positive feelings of self worth of students in a group setting.
- To provide a warm, secure environment designed to encourage decision-making, problem solving, individual expression, and freedom within limits, where children can respect and enjoy each other in a group setting.
- To provide a competent and caring professional staff who understand and meet the needs of the children in a group child care.
- To provide frequent and open communication with parents which provides support and encourages involvement.