618-377-5507 schooloffice@zionbethalto.org 625 Church Drive, Bethalto IL, 62010

Extended Care

Zion Lutheran School provides before and after school care for students whose parents need a secure, Christian atmosphere for their children beyond the timeframe of a regular school day..

Before School

Before School Care is staffed in the All Day-Four Year Old Room from 6:30 – 8:00 each school day.  At 7:30, Preschool students will remain in that room.   Older students will go to the gym.

The daily charge is $4.00 per student. 6:30 a.m. – 7:00 a.m.   $2.00 per half hour per student.
  7:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.   $2.00 per half hour per student
  7:30 a.m. – 7:50 a.m.   No Charge – Students are supervised by a teacher in the gym.

After School

Service is provided on regular school days when school is in session.  Service for early dismissal may occur due to weather and other early dismissal days.

*Only children enrolled as students at Zion Lutheran School will be eligible for enrollment.

Preschool children are supervised in the large upstairs preschool room in the Church building. They go outside to play until 4:00, then come in for a snack.  At 4:30 the remaining preschool children go to the downstairs After School Room in the school building. The preschool After School Care assistant remains with the preschool children.

Elementary children are supervised downstairs in the After School Room. They go outside to play until 4:00, then come in for a snack.  Students are able to work on their homework if desired by the parents.  A quiet study room is provided.

Hours:                      3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

After School Care closes at 6:00 p.m.

  • Only those authorized on the appropriate consent form are allowed to pick up children.

  • The parent or authorized person must daily sign the child out.

  • Any student remaining at school after 3:15 must go to After School Care and parents will be charged accordingly.

  • All families must fill out registration for the program.

Fees for After School Care:

3:00 – 3:30 No charge
3:30 – 4:00 $2.00 per half hour per student
4:00 – 4:30 $2.00 per half hour per student
4:30 – 5:00 $2.00 per half hour per student
5:00 – 5:30 $2.00 per half hour per student
5:30 – 6:00 $2.00 per half hour per student

There will be a charge of $5.00 per fifteen minutes for students picked up after 6 p.m.

Daily sign in and out sheets are kept. Billing for this service will occur on Mondays every week..  Payment should be made by the following Friday. Payment may be given to the Extended Care worker.  We accept cash, credit, or checks.  Each Extended care room has access to a Square Card Reader that they may accept plastic payments.

Please note that if payment has not been made by the 2nd Friday following a billing statement, the Extended Care service may not be used.  If a child comes to Extended Care the parent will be called to either come and pick up their child or make a payment over the phone.