AM/PM Before & After School Care

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Need to make a schedule change?

ALL Schedule Changes are due no later than Thursday for following week changes

For childcare schedule changes, please email
Please include the following:
Your Name
Child's Name
Name of School
Email Address
Phone Number
Whether the child will be Absent, Inactive, or Withdrawing and the date(s)
Changing weekly schedule: List effective date on new weekly schedule:
List days of week attending and if AM, PM or both for those days.

2017-2018 School Year: August 9, 2017 - May 24, 2018
Kindergarteners - Age 14
AM Program: 6 a.m. - school opening | PM Program: School release - 6 p.m.
at all 22 Peoria Unified School District elementary schools located in Peoria

Alta Loma, Apache, Cheyenne, Cotton Boll, Country Meadows, Coyote Hills, Desert Harbor, Frontier,
Ira Murphy, Lake Pleasant, Oakwood, Oasis, Parkridge, Paseo Verde, Peoria, Santa Fe,
Sky View, Sundance, Sunset Heights, Sun Valley, Vistancia and Zuni Hills  

Enroll your kids to explore new experiences and expand learning in a supervised, safe and secure environment. This program, co-sponsored with the Peoria Unified School District, is the perfect solution for working  parents in need of childcare before and after school. Children experience a variety of activities before and/or after school as an alternate to daycare. The program provides a well-rounded, daily core schedule throughout the year and features activities such as arts and crafts, games, events, field trips during school breaks, outdoor activities and more. AM/PM features licensed staff, nutritious snack and a well-balanced program. Recreational instructors also visit the sites each week to teach specialty classes.

All sites are licensed by the Department of Health Services (DHS). A parent or authorized person on the emergency form must sign the child in and out of the program each day. Department of Economic Security (DES) funding is available for those that qualify by calling (602) 771-0014. Call (623) 773-7137 for military assistance. 

HELP WANTED: Peoria’s Before and After School Programs Needs Recreation Leaders  

We are looking for individuals who are good with children, enjoy helping children participate in a variety of programs and activities and are looking for a great work environment. The AM/PM program provides elementary school-aged children with a variety of activities such as arts and crafts, games, events, field trips during school breaks, outdoor activities and more at 22 Peoria Unified School District elementary schools before and after school. Employment opportunities are available for the position of Recreation Leaders I to support the program and assist the Recreation Leader III responsible for an AM/PM site.  View open positions for Recreation Leaders

AM/PM Program Usage Fees

A $30 non-refundable registration fee (except returning 2016-17 AM/PM or 2017 Summer Camp participants registered by August 2, 6 p.m.), $59 deposit and first week's fee due at registration. Program fees are due each week on MONDAY of the week of participation. A $20 late fee will be assessed on Wednesday for any payments still outstanding.

Program 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day
AM (Breakfast) $6.50 $13 $19.50 $26 $32
PM (Snack) $9.50 $19 $28.50 $38 $47
AM/PM (Breakfast & Snack) $14.75 $29.50 $44.25 $59 $59

IMPORTANT: Notify the child’s teacher when a change occurs in their AM/PM or pickup schedule.

  • DES funding is available for those that qualify by calling (602) 771-0014. 
  • Military Assitance call (623) 773-7137.

Early Release Mondays (1:00/1:40 p.m.) & Early Release Days (11:00/11:40)

Beginning Fall 2017 the AM/PM program will provide after school care for Early Release Mondays (ERM) throughout the school year at all PUSD schools located within the City of Peoria. A one-time registration fee of $5, plus a $59 deposit, and one day of early release attendance fee is required for non-AM/PM participants. Participants enrolled consistently five days a week in the PM program will not be charged an additional fee. Participants enrolled 0-4 day schedule pay $14.50 for PM program on those Mondays. ERM ends April 30 and fees will go back to $9.50 for Monday PM. These fees and policies are the same for December 21 and May 24 Early Release days. Release time is 11:00/11:40 a.m. on these days only and a non-perishable sack lunch will be required.

Parent Teacher Conference Days

Children will be released at 10:00/10:40 a.m. from school on October 20 and February 16. AM/PM will be available at that time. Participants enrolled 5 days a week consistently in the full PM program (school dismissal until 6 p.m.) will not be charged an additional fee. All 0-4 day schedules will pay a $14.50 fee for the PM program that day. Children are required to bring a non-perishable lunch.

Registration Information and Packets (PDF)

To register a child, complete the Fee Attendance Contract, the Emergency and Immunization Form, leaving no blanks, with four emergency contacts and provide a copy of child’s immunization record. Copies of immunization records and emergency forms are required every school year. Children may not attend the program without this information. Please review our Personal Electronic Device Policy regarding the use of cell phones, tablets, and mobile devices. It is also available in the registration packet and handbook (PDF).

2017-2018 AM/PM Registration Packet. You can also pick up packets and/or register at the locations below:

  • Peoria Development and Community Services Building: 9875 N. 85th Ave (Monday through Thursday 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
  • Current Summer Camp locations until August 3
  • The AM/PM sites during program hours, August 9 - May 24
  • School Open House / Meet The Teacher: Check with school for dates and times

Break Camps

Licensed child care during school breaks that coincide with the PUSD calendar but not federal holidays. Includes scheduled field trips, site events and activities.

Payment Options

Weekly payments will not be accepted at AM/PM school sites. New registrations will be accepted with a check or money order only.

  • Quick Pay – Automatic payment from a credit or debit card – AUTHORIZATION FORM REQUIRED (not available for drop-in schedule)
  • Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) – Automatic withdrawal from a checking account – AUTHORIZATION FORM REQUIRED (not available for drop-in schedule)
  • Electronic Bill Pay – Many banks offer on-line bill pay. Check with your bank for this option.
  • RecConnect – Visit RecConnect to make a payment immediately Available 24/7. You will need your Client ID and Family Password.
  • Community Services Offices – Located at 9875 N. 85th Ave. Available Mon – Thurs, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m., except Holidays
  • Phone with Customer Service Staff – Call 623-773-7505 or 623-773-7139 with a credit or debit card Mon – Thurs, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m., except Holidays

AM/PM Program Registration and Financial Policies

Addressed below are several of our program policies in order to avoid misunderstanding. All of our AM/PM policies and rules are available in the Parent Handbook (PDF).

  • Enrollment fees
    The registration fee, along with first week and $59 deposit for the last week are all due at the time of enrollment. The weekly usage fee is based on the schedule indicated on your child's enrollment form. For part-time participants, any amount of the $59 that is not used on the last week of the program will be made available for refund at the end of the school year after audits are complete.
  • Program fees
    Program fees are due each week on MONDAY of the week of participation. A $20 late fee will be assessed on Wednesday for any payments still outstanding.
  • Refunds/Credits
    No refunds or credits will be given due to absence or illness. You can avoid being charged for any day(s) your child will not attend by completing a schedule change form online or at your AM/PM site in writing Thursday prior to the week you are changing. No verbal changes will be accepted. 
  • Schedule Changes/Additions
    Any deviation/change to the schedule submitted on the enrollment form must be given to the site or sent via email to by Thursday prior to the week the changes are to take effect. No verbal changes will be accepted.  If your child needs to attend on short notice, parents must call the AM/PM site and your child’s teacher to make arrangements for the child to attend the program. To make a payment, call customer service at (623) 773-7139 or (623) 773-7505.
  • Delinquent Accounts
    Any account balances more than one week past due will result in ineligibility to participate in the program. The account balance and all applicable fees must be paid in full before returning to the program.

AM/PM Recreation Contacts and Phone Numbers

AM/PM Program Administration office
9875 N. 85th Ave., Peoria Arizona
Office hours: Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

AM/PM Administrative Staff

  • Nikita Uptain, Youth Services Coordinator 623-773-7688 
  • Nicole McNally, Youth Services Coordinator 623-773-8620 
  • Adam Johnson,  Youth Services Coordinator 623-773-7675
  • Howard Stanton, Youth Services Coordinator 623-773-7421
  • Kathleen Kresl, Youth Services Supervisor 623-773-7108 
  • George Colebrook, Youth Services Superintendent 623-773-8494

Billing Staff

Need to talk to your site staff? You can call or text at the phone numbers for each AM/PM school site below. Please note that the summer program numbers are different that the school year numbers below. 

AM/PM Site Phone Numbers

Alta Loma: 623-764-0282
Apache: 623-764-0293
Cheyenne: 623-764-0437
Cotton Boll: 623-764-0448
Country Meadows: 623-764-0584
Coyote Hills: 623-764-1065
Desert Harbor: 623-764-1072
Frontier: 623-764-1113
Ira Murphy: 623-764-1259
Lake Pleasant: 623-764-4928
Oakwood: 623-764-1120
Oasis: 623-764-0791 
Parkridge: 623-764-7172 
Paseo Verde: 623-764-0815 
Peoria: 623-764-1170 
Santa Fe: 623-764-0875
Sky View: 623-764-1261 
Sundance: 623-764-0881 
Sunset Heights: 623-764-0160 
Sun Valley: 623-764-1057 
Vistancia: 623-764-7170 
Zuni Hills: 623-764-1258

Lil' Learners All Day Preschool

Lil' Learners All Day Preschool is the perfect solution for kids ages 3 1/2 to 5. Kids have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities and to expand their educational, social, and developmental horizons in a supervised and secure environment.


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School's Out, Make It Count!

The AM/PM Recreation Program recognizes the Arizona Quality Standards for Out-of-School Time Programs. Download the Arizona Quality Standards for Out-of-School Time Programs documents (English and Spanish versions available)

All 22 AM/PM Programs were granted the opportunity to test pilot the Arizona Quality Standards Assessment Tool and was well received.  Visit the Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence website to learn more about the benefits of our programs utilizing this tool.


Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Community Services Department to meet the needs of the citizens of Peoria by developing, implementing and maintaining quality programs, services, events and facilities which are cost effective, creative and responsive to citizen input.

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