After School

Registration for the ’20-’21 After school year is CLOSED

Wait List is OPEN

Due to restrictions with COVID-19, all spaces are not secured until we confirm logistically that we can transport the children who register safely and can accommodate them in the classrooms with intentionally reduced capacity. If we are able to serve more will we will be taking them off the wait list form. If you are still interested in a spot at Girls Place for after school during the ’20-’21 school year, please fill out the wait list form

COVID-19 will impact the amount of girls we can serve and what schools we will be picking up from. We will be following the guidelines that are put into place by our state, county, and city.

The Girls Place After School Program operates in conjunction with the Alachua County School Calendar.  We transport girls from many Alachua County schools to Girls Place for an afternoon of structured activities.  We provide a wide variety of activities based on the components of physical, emotional, spiritual, environmental, intellectual, social, and occupational wellness.  This curriculum, with an emphasis on homework completion, allows Girls Place to provide a well rounded experience for the girls.  Girls will participate in arts and crafts and field trips, interacting with special guests, and much more.

Girls ages 5-15 can participate in our after school program.  Girls are divided into groups based on the grade they are entering at the beginning of the school year:

Kindergarten-1st Grade – Pink Group

2nd Grade – Red 2 Group

3rd Grade – Red 3 Group

4th Grade – Yellow 4 Group

5th Grade – Yellow 5 Group

6th-7th Grade – Green Group

8th-9th Grade – Blue Group

Each group has designated classroom space in addition to access to about 5 acres of green space and a gymnasium.

We send vehicles or monitors to the schools to be there upon dismissal.

  • Glen Springs Elementary
  • Littlewood Elementary
  • Meadowbrook Elementary
  • Norton Elementary
  • One Room Schoolhouse (Pick up coincides with the Alachua County Schools calendar.)
  • PK Yonge
  • Stephen Foster Elementary
  • St. Patrick Interparish School (Pick up coincides with the Alachua County Schools calendar.)
  • Talbot Elementary
  • Howard Bishop Middle School
  • Westwood Middle School

An active membership is required to participate in all programs at Girls Place.  The membership fee is an annual fee that is charged at the beginning of the calendar year for existing attending members.  New members who join Girls Place programs during the year are charged the membership fee at the time of registration.  Membership and registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Registering for after school means that you are committed to attending for the entire 2020-2021 school year.  Families will be automatically invoiced on a monthly basis based on the number of Fridays in the month.  Invoices will be attached to your daughter’s check out sheet on the 1st Friday of each month.   In order to keep your account in good standing, you will need to pay the balance of your daughter(s) account by the last Friday of each month.

Membership Fees – $20/child; $40/2 or more children (nonrefundable and nontransferable)

Registration Fee – $25/family (nonrefundable)

Elementary School (1st Child) – $52/Week

Elementary School (2nd Child) – $43/Week

Middle and High School – $32/Week

Late Pick-Up (after 5:30 pm) – $1 for every 5 minutes you are late

Girls Place has a snack program offered through Bread of the Mighty, Feeding the Kids program.  Snack is available to all girls attending our program.   Snack will be served between 3:00 pm and 3:45pm for elementary school and at 4:00pm for middle school.

Our concessions stand is open each afternoon during snack time for girls to purchase additional items.  Parents may opt to send snack items as well. Items will vary in the concession stand, but typically include juice, Gatorade, water, freeze pops, fruit snacks, chips, and animal crackers.  Items range from $0.25-$1.50.

We are no longer accepting cash at the concession window. An account can be set up in our front office and parents can set daily spending limitations if desired.  We cannot be responsible for lost or stolen money, so this is the preferred option for girls who wish to buy snack.

  • Girls must be picked up by 5:30 pm
  • Parents and/or guardians will remain in vehicles and pull up to the front of the building for pick up
  • Girls will be called via walkie talkie to the front desk where she will sign out using her 4 digit member number.
  • Parents will sign the sign out sheet that will be brought to their car by a staff member. Please bring your own pen; we will provide if needed and sanitized in between use.
  • Doors will be propped open to limit contact with high touch areas during our busiest time.
  • Anyone who comes to pick up a child must have a valid ID checked until the staff person becomes familiar with the parent and/or guardian.
  • Girls cannot be sent home with someone who is not on their pick up list
  • Please contact the office immediately with any changes to a child’s pick up list. Please be prepared to answer a question to confirm identity if contacted via phone call. A verbal messages from the girls will not be accepted.
  • If you pick your daughter up after 5:35, there is a late fee of $1 every 5 minutes.

We are grateful to the United Way of North Central Florida and Alachua County CAPP Program for their generous support of our ACHIEVE Program and their financial assistance to qualifying families.   To be considered for financial assistance you must submit a complete financial assistance application and your most recent 1040 by the submission deadline.

Financial Assistance Forms will be available on July 17, 2020 with a deadline of July 31, 2020.

Girls Place is an authorized Early Learning Coalition provider.

For more information please call the office at 352-373-4475.

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Have Questions?

E-Mail Ms. Nevada
Nevada@girlsplace.net

Thank you to our Community Partners!