2019 Summer Camp Registration is NOW AVAILABLE
NOTICE: The City of Peoria transitioned to a new program called RecPlace on January 7, 2019. This replaces the previous system called RecConnect. Read a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the new system.
What will the new system look like?
(See instructions below) -Registration fees and child's shot record are required to complete the registration
New Fees for 2018 / 2019 School year
AND you can now submit them on-line! You will need to attach a copy of your child's shot record and make a payment before the registration will be considered complete. (Please see instructions below regarding browser requirements)
|Full-Time AM & PM (M-F)||$65||Includes Early Release Days
Rate NOT available for PT attendees
|Daily||Early Dismissal days|
Any schedule changes submitted in the month of August 2018 or January 2019 will be FREE. As of September 1, 2018 or February 1, 2019, 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.
Instructions for Downloading and submitting Registrations on-line
You may use either Internet Explorer or Google Chrome to fill out and submit your registration forms. For Google Chrome users, you MUST first download the application in order for all of the interactive functionality to work. This will require a certain setting to be applied to your Google Chrome settings. We have created a short video detailing the necessary steps to use Google Chrome for your registration form submittal. Please remember that when you submit these forms, your e-mail program should open with the application as an attachment. If this does NOT happen, then we have NOT received your application.
2018-2019 School Year: August 8, 2018 - May 23, 2019
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 2017-18 AM/PM or 2018 Summer Camp participants registered by August 1, 6 p.m.), $65 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.
Fulltime $65 (NOT available for PT participants)
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)
Beginning September 10, 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 $65 deposit, and one day of early release attendance fee is required for non-AM/PM participants. Participants enrolled in a part time schedule pay $15 for PM program on those Mondays. These fees and policies are the same for December 20 and May 23 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 18 & 19 and February 14 & 15. 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 Packet (PDF) Registration Forms are Now Available!
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. Registration forms may be submitted on-line, however a copy of the child's shot records must be attached and registration fees paid on your account or by calling the front desk during business hours at 623-773-7137. (Please see instructions above regarding browser requirements) 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).
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 1
- The AM/PM sites during program hours, August 8 - May 23
- 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.
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.
- RecPlace - On-line to make a payments beginning January 7, 2019 at 9am and then available 24/7. You will need your Log in information.
- 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). You can also read a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the program.
- Enrollment fees
The registration fee, along with first week and $65 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 $65 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.
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 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 2018 and/or January 2019 will be FREE. As of September 1, 2018 and/or February 1, 2019, 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
- George Colebrook, Youth Services Superintendent 623-773-8494
- LeAnne Morgan, email@example.com or (623) 773-7505
- Cree Thul, firstname.lastname@example.org or (623) 773-7139
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
Cotton Boll: 623-764-0448
Country Meadows: 623-764-0584
Coyote Hills: 623-764-1065
Desert Harbor: 623-764-1072
Ira Murphy: 623-764-1259
Lake Pleasant: 623-764-4928
Paseo Verde: 623-764-0815
Santa Fe: 623-764-0875
Sky View: 623-764-1261
Sunset Heights: 623-764-0160
Sun Valley: 623-764-1057
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.
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.
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.