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Columbus, OH 43215
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Latchkey

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Latchkey Program
Latchkey is an elementary school-age child care program that provides care and education for children of working parents. This program is designed to be a link between the home and the school. Certified, qualified and experienced child care providers supervise, teach and interact with children to ensure that they are cared for, supervised, exposed to many learning activities, allowed to complete homework and share enjoyment in a relaxed and carefully designed developmentally appropriate environment.

Program Goals

The goals of the Columbus Public Schools' Latchkey Program are as follows:

  1. Provide quality before and after school care and education.
  2. Promote the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development of each child.
  3. Provide a program that is developmentally appropriate.
  4. Foster a positive self-image in each child.
  5. Establish good rapport with parents, children and building administrators. 

 

ALL LATCHKEY CENTERS open at 7:00 a.m. and continues until regular classes begin. Centers re-open immediately afterschool and continue until 6:00 p.m. See Latchkey Locations list HERE.
 
LATCHKEY CENTERS are closed when Columbus City Schools are closed. FYI: School Closures/Early Release Due to Inclement Weather
 
A.M. FEE: $50.00 per week per child
P.M. FEE: $50.00 per week per child
A.M. and P.M. FEE: $65.00 per week per child.
 
FEES PAYABLE BY CHECK OR MONEY ORDER ONLY - NO CASH PAYMENTS ACCEPTED.
 
THE YEARLY REGISTRATION FEE IS $30 FOR ONE CHILD AND $40 FOR TWO OR MORE CHILDREN IN THE SAME HOME. Registration fee is only refundable if the Latchkey Center of your choice does not open.
 
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