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 8th grade, including Before & After School and Summer Camp programs. Call (517) 319-6979 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 all the elementary schools during the academic calendar year. Learn about 2019-20 Enrollment Registration.

Club ELMS (6th-8th grade)

CLUB ELMS is available to children (6th through 8th grade) enrolled in MacDonald Middle School. The program is offered from 3-6 p.m. at MacDonald Middle School during the academic calendar year. Learn about 2019-20 Enrollment Registration.

Winter Break Childcare

Winter Break Childcare will be 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 on Dec. 23, 27, 30 and Jan. 2, 3. Hours of operation are 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Participants are eligible for enrollment beginning Friday, Nov. 15. The deadline for signup and payment is Friday, Nov. 29 at noon. For more information, email Julie Anne Jennings or Lois Fogarasi.

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.

Details & Activities
Before School Mon-Fri 7 a.m. - school Free choice, games, homework
After School Mon-Fri School - 6 p.m. Arts & crafts, homework, outdoor play, gym, afternoon snack provided
Half Day Available on half days Noon - 6 p.m. Arts & crafts, homework, outdoor play, gym, afternoon snack provided
Break Care Winter, mid-winter & spring breaks 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Arts & crafts, outdoor play, field trips
Summer Camps One-week sessions
Different theme each week