The After School Program is now operating 4 days a week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday) for all students K-5.
The loss of co-horts for the children has doubled our enrollment creating a staffing shortage therefore we may have waiting lists at some sites until we are able to hire new staff. Please be patient as we navigate these challenges. We hope to have enough spaces available for everyone as quickly as possible. If you want to be considered for a spot please complete the online registration form and the program coordinator will let you know if a space is avaliable.
- We will NOT be enrolling additional Middle School students at this time.
THE HOLIDAY/SNOW DAY PROGRAM IS REGISTERING FOR WEDNESDAY OPERATION AFTER SPRING BREAK THROUGH MAY 19!!!
Beginning Friday, March 26 at 6:00 p.m. registration is open to add additional WEDNESDAYS through the Holiday/Snow Day program. We will not charge the normal registration fee associated with the program but will charge for all the Wednesdays added for enrollment due before April 12. The days added for enrollment will be Wednesday, April 14, Wednesday, April 21, Wednesday, April 28, Wednesday, May 5, Wednesday, May 12 and the program will operate the last day for this school year on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. There will be no refunds for days once registered. There are no reimbursements for days not attended.
Hours of Operation
The Extended Learning Center after school program offers supervised educational, recreational, and enrichment activities 2:30-6:00 p.m. for Watauga County Schools students in grades K-5 at each elementary school. We open at 12:00 on scheduled early release days, but do not operate on holidays, teacher work days, or when schools are closed or dismissed early due to inclement weather. A holiday/work day/snow day program is available at Hardin Park for most of these situations. Each after school site is licensed as a school-age child care program by the NC Division of Child Development.