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Before- and After-school Programs

Schools offering programs

Many of our schools offer safe and stimulating before- and after-school programs, through the schools themselves or third-party providers. Contact your school to learn what's available.

Students must be five years old on or before August 31 of the current school year to enroll in the program. Most before-school programs begin at 7 a.m. After-school programs end at 6 p.m.


Enrolling and paying for services

WCPSS-provided programs: Your school will have student enrollment forms, parent information sheets and payment schedules based on its bell schedule.

There are separate $15, non-refundable registration fees in the before- and after-school programs. Fees are based on a $2.75 per hour rate and apply to all children in a family.


Many Before/After School fees can be paid for through the WCPSS Online School Payment Portal once the student is registered at their school.

Inclement weather

After school: If Wake County cancels school due to inclement weather, the After School Program will not operate. The program will operate on the make-up day(s) designated by the Board of Education.

If school closes early due to inclement weather, the After School program will not operate. Parents are to pick up their children as soon as possible. If the Superintendent cancels all after school activities, the after school program will not operate. Parents are to pick up their children at the close of school.

Before school: The before-school program will be delayed by the same amount of time that the opening of school is delayed. If school is delayed one hour, the before-school program will open an hour late as well.

If Wake County cancels school due to inclement weather, the Before and After School Programs will not operate. The programs will operate on the make-up day(s) designated by the Board of Education

Third-party programs

Please contact the school directly for information about programs offered by outside agencies. These programs may be offered at the school or off-site.

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