About Before and After School Enterprise (B.A.S.E.)
Douglas County students ages five through thirteen years are eligible to access our on-site school-age child care programs.
Children who participate in our programs acquire the knowledge and abilities to make educated choices concerning their social, emotional, and physical health while learning principles of respect, integrity, honesty, and responsibility.
Benefits of our B.A.S.E. programs:
All staff are Douglas County School District employees
On-site convenience for families
Strong school partnership
District oversight and support
Licensed through State of Colorado Division of Child Care
Several sites recognized as accredited through Council on Accreditation
Our Before and After School Programs give children a safe and fun place to be in the early morning and late afternoon. Hours vary by program.
In the Before School Program children have the opportunity to "wake up" in a relaxed environment and have a smooth transition into the school day. Children are able to choose from a variety of games and activities planned and implemented by BASE staff. On different occasions children will be able to enjoy crafts, play games, exercise in the gym or playground, and work on homework or projects. Each of our programs have different opportunities available for your child.
In the After School Program the bell rings and we are off and running! Children are accounted for through our check-in process and enjoy a snack, either provided by the program or parents, depending on the site. Then we begin our afternoon, providing a variety of choices for children, including opportunities to socialize, play games, and participate in arts and crafts activities and projects. We also provide homework support to children based on individual needs.
Kindergarten Enrichment (KE) is half-day child care that complements your child's half-day kindergarten class.
KE is available at a select number of locations, based on need and space available.
Our KE programs provide an excellent choice for families. Our top priorities are safety, enrichment, and fun learning opportunities for our young learners!!
Your child is always escorted by our staff to and from the Kindergarten classroom, our Kindergarten Enrichment (KE) classroom, and the cafeteria. B.A.S.E. staff must go through the same background checks as all DCSD employees. Our program meets all state licensing requirements for a school aged childcare program. KE is either in the main building or housed in a classroom modular, so your child does not leave the premises for any reason. Our staff is committed to our KE students and the same friendly faces are with them everyday.
We have fun learning activities and opportunities for children to practice the skills they are learning in kindergarten. We have guided centers where our imaginations rule and laughter is our music. Young children are active learners who need to touch, feel, experiment, and create and we provide an environment for children to actively engage on these experiences. It is our priority to build their confidence through learning and play. Our children make new friends, embark on personal discoveries, and most of all…grow.
The School Break Program is offered on specific days, and seasonal breaks, when children are not attending school.
BASE incorporates a balance of social interaction, academic learning, engaging crafts, onsite themed activities, offsite field trips and physical education to make the day exciting and meaningful for your child.
We help children explore the endless amount of fun that Colorado has to offer with fun field trips at exciting destinations. We also provide exciting, engaging activity choices on-site.
Upcoming School Break activity calendars are available at your BASE Program, please contact staff or go to the program's website for more information.
Look for BASE during fall, winter, spring and summer breaks!