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2019-2020 AM/PM Parent Handbook

Emergency Information Form
(please indicate school sit on top of form)

 

 

NEW SCHOOL!  - Academy of Math and Science
The Neighborhood and Human Services Department welcomes the Academy of Math and Science this year.  Please refer directly to this site's web page for AMPM program and registration information

Register Now
Please use CHROME as your internet browser.

(See instructions below) -Registration fees and child's shot record are required to complete the registration

Get Form
This form and a copy of shot records are required to complete registration (please indicate your child's school on the top of the form)

Submit a Notice of Fee Change, Temporary Absence, or Withdrawal Form for AM/PM

AM/PM Program FAQs

 

Registration for the 2019-2020 Year 

NOW AVAILABLE ON-LINE!  
(Please use CHROME as your internet browser)

 

Full-Time AM & PM (M-F) $65 Includes Early Release Days
Rate NOT available for PT attendees
  Daily Early Dismissal days
AM $7 $7
PM $10 $15

Any schedule changes submitted in the month of August 2019 or January 2020 will be FREE. As of September 1, 2019 or February 1, 2020, the first two schedule changes per child will be free. All additional schedule changes will be charged $10.00 per change.

New Registration Policy

All registrations require 2 business days processing time before child can start the program.  

HOW TO REGISTER:

STEP 1: Register your child on-line. (Please use CHROME as your internet browser)  A $20 registration fee will be required for all participants.  Register by July 25 and receive $15 off. Discount will be applied at checkout.  If you do not already have an on-line account, please call the Neighborhood and Human services offices at 623-773-7137 to have an account created for you.  Office hours are Monday through Thursday 7 am to 6 pm (except holidays)

STEP 2:  Complete the Emergency Information form and provide a copy of your child's current immunization records. This information can be turned into the Neighborhood and Human Services office (formerly Community Services) or your child's Summer Camp, Summer Rec or AM/PM program.  Children may not attend the program without this information completed and turned in.  Registration requires 48 hours for processing and therefore must be received within 48 business hours before the child's start date.   DES registrations CANNOT be completed until authorization is received. Please contact your account representative as soon as possible as this will affect your child's ability to start the program.

STEP 3:  Upon receipt of your on-line submittal, staff will process your child's weekly schedule and charge your first week's fees to the payment method you provide during registration.  You will then receive an e-mailed receipt of these charges.  

 2019-2020 School Year: August 7, 2019 - May 21, 2020  


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. .

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 $20 non-refundable registration fee is due at registration. Program fees are charged automatically each week on MONDAY of the week of participation. Register by July 25 and receive $15 off.  Discount automatically applied at checkout.  A $20 late fee will be assessed on Wednesday for any payments that have been declined and still outstanding.

Program Daily ER Days
AM (Breakfast)

$7 $7
PM (Snack) $10 $15
Fulltime $65 (NOT available for PT participants)
  included

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.

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

Participants enrolled in a part time schedule pay $15 for PM program on all Early Release days. 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 10 & 11 and February 13 & 14. AM/PM will be available at that time. All participants enrolled in FULL TIME care will not be charged an extra fee.  All Part Time participants will be charged $15 for the PM care. Children are required to bring a non-perishable lunch.

Registration Information:  Register On-line Now

To register a child, secure your spot by registering your child on-line.  Complete 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 parent handbook (PDF).

You can also pick up Emergency Information forms 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 Jul 31
  • The AM/PM sites during program hours, August 7 - May 21
  • School Open House / Meet The Teacher: Check with school for dates and times

Break Camps Updates Coming soon

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.

  • Credit/Debit Card – Automatic payment from a credit or debit card – THIS INFORMATION MUST BE INDICATED ON YOUR ON-LINE REGISTRATION
  • Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) – Automatic withdrawal from a checking account –  THIS INFORMATION MUST BE INDICATED ON YOUR ON-LINE REGISTRATION
  • Some form of automatic payment is REQUIRED, however if you would rather pay in cash, payments can be made at  the following sites:
    Neighborhood and Human Services Office:  9875 N 85th Ave (Due by 6pm Thursday to cancel Monday payment)
    Rio Vista Recreation Center:  8866 W Thunderbird (Due by 5pm Friday to cancel auto payment for the following Monday)
    Peoria Community Center:  8335 W Jefferson (Due by Friday at 5pm to cancel auto payment for the following Monday)
  • RecPlace - You can also log into your account at any time PRIOR to Monday and pay any future invoices with another credit card.  
 

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). You can also read a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the program.

  • Enrollment fees
    The registration fee is due at the time of enrollment.  The weekly usage fee is based on the schedule indicated on your child's on-line registration.  After completing the on-line registration, staff will process your child's schedule and will charge the first week's fees to the payment form you provided at the time of registration.
  • Program fees
    Program fees are automatically charged each week on MONDAY of the week of participation. A $20 late fee will be assessed on Wednesday for any payments that are declined and still outstanding,  Audits are performed at the end of each month and all extra days attended will be charged to the payment form provided during registration.  
  • 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 by 12 noon 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 submitted through the online form by 12 pm Thursday prior to the week the changes are to take effect. Any schedule changes submitted in the month of August 2019 and/or January 2020 will be FREE. As of September 1, 2019 and/or February 1, 2020, the first two schedule changes per child will be free. All additional schedule changes will be charged $10.00 per child. 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, AZ 85345
Office hours: Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

AM/PM Administrative Staff

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

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 Neighborhood and Human 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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