School-Age Childcare

Kids at Before & After School Program

The City of East Lansing Parks, Recreation & Arts Department offers quality School-Age Childcare for children grades kindergarten through 5th grade, including Before & After School and Summer Camp programs. Email for additional information.

Before & After School Program (K- 5th grade)

The Before & After School Program (B&A) is available to children (kindergarten through 5th grade) enrolled in the East Lansing Public Schools. The program is offered in certain elementary schools during the academic calendar year.

Summer Camp

Summer Camp reservations begin on Monday, April 17, 2023.  Camp will begin on Monday, June 12, 202. 

Winter Break Childcare

Winter Break Childcare is offered at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center for children enrolled in the Before & After School Program. Childcare will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Hours of operation are 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Participants are eligible for enrollment the month before break. The deadline for signup and payment is two weeks before break. For more information, email Julie Anne Jennings.

Inclement Weather

All B&A programs are closed when the East Lansing Public Schools are closed for inclement weather. If schools are dismissed early for this reason After School Care will not be offered.

ProgramDaysTimeDetails & Activities
Before SchoolMon-Fri7 a.m. - schoolFree choice, games, homework
After SchoolMon-FriSchool - 5:45 p.m.Arts & crafts, homework, outdoor play, gym.
Half DayAvailable on half days12:15 - 5:30 p.m.Arts & crafts, homework, outdoor play, gym.
Break CareWinter, mid-winter & spring breaks7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.Arts & crafts, outdoor play, seasonal activities
Summer CampsOne-week sessions
Arts & crafts, outdoor play, seasonal activities

2023 Camp Reservations

Please email Julie Anne Jennings at if you would like to be added to our distribution list for registration materials. Registration begins the week of April 17, 2023 and the first day of camp will be Monday, June 12, 2023.