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FAQ Before School Program

What do the kids do at the Before School Program?

Kids who arrive before 6:30 a.m. are required to lay down and rest.
Kids who arrive after 6:30 a.m. are provided with a variety of activities. Homework help is available too.

What time does the program start each day?

The program starts at 5:15 am every day that school is in session.

What are the costs for the before school program?

The Before school program has four different pay structures.
If your child arrives before 6:30 a.m. the cost is $5.00 per child per day.
If your child arrives after 6:30 a.m. but before 7:00 a.m. the cost is $3.00 per child per day.
If your child arrives after 7:00 a.m. the cost is $2.00 per child per day.

What if I don't need the program everyday?

We have an option called short notice.  This option allows students to be dropped off at our program with little or no notice.  If you can give us notice prior to the drop off that is nice but not required. The cost is $5.00 per child per day. If this service is needed more then a couple of days per month the per day charge will be reduced.

Is breakfast available in the before school program?

Breakfast is not offered in the before school program. Students will be able to eat breakfast at their own school.

How will the kids get to their own school?

Once you drop your child off at Eisenhower, it is our job to get them to the correct school on the correct bus. Buses leave Eisenhower around 7:15 a.m..

What happens if school is closed after I drop my student off at the program?

If school is canceled after your child arrives, you will be notified about the closing. We will stay at the school until arrangement for pick-up can be make. If the weather is bad please listen to the radio for closing announcements.

Who do I call about concerns or have questions?

Mr. Ethan Gruen.  785-263-1643 or email

Where do the kids rest and what do they rest on?

The kids will rest in the music room at Eisenhower. Every child will have their own rest mat provided by the before school program. No one else will use their mats. Bedding and mats are placed in a bag for storage every day.

Can I bring my child to the before school program in their pajamas?

Children should be dressed for the school day. No pajamas.