After School Programs
Basic Aid Training
Basic first aid skills and injury prevention are taught to 8- to 10-year-olds or fourth through sixth-grade. This course is mainly taught as an after-school enrichment program or to specific youth groups. Cost: $20; book included. For more information, call (941) 629-4345 or (941) 473-9891 (Englewood) or e-mail: email@example.com.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Charlotte County
The Boys & Girls Club of Charlotte County provides a solution to the problems facing youth today.
The Club attracts and guides young people with core programs in five areas:
- Character and Leadership Development - empower youth to support and influence their Club and community, sustain meaningful relationships with others, develop a positive self-image, participate in the democratic process and respect their own and others' cultural identities.
- Education and Career Development - enable youth to become proficient in basic educational disciplines, apply learning to everyday situations and embrace technology to achieve success in a career.
- Health and Life Skills - develop young people's capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being, set personal goals and live successfully as self-sufficient adults.
- The Arts - enable youth to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts, crafts, performing arts and creative writing.
- Sports, Fitness and Recreation - develop fitness, positive use of leisure time, skills for stress management, appreciation for the environment and social skills.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Charlotte County offer a 21st CCLC After School program at the Family Services Center for students from (Liberty, Meadow Park & Neil Armstrong); In Englewood Â at both Â Vineland Elementary & Myakka River Elementary Schools Â and Port Charlotte High School. The Boys & Girls Clubs offers before & after school 21st CCLC programs at Murdock Middle School & LA Ainger Middle School. The 21st CCLC programs at all 6 locations are FREE. Each site provides a daily snack to all participants. The program includes homework help, tutoring, mentoring, FCAT preparation; in additional to traditional Boys & Girls Clubs programs & activities. Please contact Jessica Pralle for additional information about 21st CCLC programs at 941-979-8379.
A Before School program exists at both Punta Gorda Middle School & Port Charlotte Middle School for students in each of those respective schools, there is a minimal fee charged to those students. Parents can contact the Boys & Girls Clubs Administration office at 941-979-8379 for additional information.
Day Care Providers
Please visit the Department of Children and Families website for the most current list of licensed providers.
First Aid for Children Today
Basic first aid skills, health lifestyles and injury prevention awareness are taught to children ages 5 to 8 or in grades K - 3. This course is mainly taught as an after-school enrichment program or to specific youth groups. Cost: $20. For more information, call (941) 629-4345 or (941) 473-9891 (Englewood) or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heron Hangout at Vineland Elementary School
Vineland Elementary's Extended Day Program offers students the opportunity to be engaged in Enrichment Classes geared toward their age level and interests! Math Games, Spanish, Culture Club, Book Club, Wii Dance, Computer Exploration, and Art in Science to name a few. Daily schedules include Snack and Fellowship Time, Homework or Free Choice, 2 Enrichment Classes and Outdoor Free Activity Time! Our professional staff is comprised of VES Teachers and Para Professionals who ensure a caring, organized, and quality program. Allow us to make your child's before and after school time worthwhile!
For more information, visit our school website and click on Heron Hangout. Or call Karrie McGuirk @ 941-697-6600 X 187. Registration forms are available in the school office.
J.A.M. Club - exciting Before & After School and Summer School Programs (K-5) PLUS Childcare Center (1-4 years)
Operated by Port Charlotte International Church
24038 Harborview Road
(East of the Old School House Square in Charlotte Harbor)
For more information contact Betty Burnett at
www.PCIChurch.org/contact.htm or call 941-627-9036
FCCPSA Accredited. DCF License #X20CH0013.
LEAP at Liberty Elementary
Looking for before and/or afterschool care? Liberty Elementary is very proud to offer a before-school and after-school enrichment program. We believe afterschool time should not be wasted. It can be fun with an emphasis on learning. Learning by doing is our philosophy.
- Taught by certified teachers
- Safe and secure environment
- Right at school
- Homework Help
- Outside Playtime
Each student will have recess, homework help time, and snack time each day. Classes are taught by certified teachers each day. Students are grouped by grade levels, K-1, 2-3, and 4-5. Visit our website for more information.
New Operation Cooper Street
New Operation Cooper Street is a K-12 After School Program licensed by the Department of Children and Families, serving students attending Sallie Jones, East, Peace River, Liberty and Deep Creek Elementary schools. Students in secondary grades are served with proceeds from other grant sources. Transportation is provided daily from the schools to the center. Hours of operation are from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Children work on completing homework assignments assisted by teachers, tutors, and community volunteers. Hot meals or snacks are served daily. Students participate in supervised indoor/outdoor activities, drama, reading clubs, tennis, martial arts, piano lessons, and computer technology.
During the month of June, the New Operation Cooper Street offers a 4-week Summer Camp to accommodate the students attending the year-round schools.
For more information, please contact NOCS at 941-639-3034, or visit the website www.cooperstreetcenter.org
Police Athletic League (PAL)
The Police Athletic Program at the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office is an exciting opportunity to work and play sports with youths and give them crime prevention and law enforcement education at the same time. PAL focuses on academics, athletics and relationships between community and law enforcement. PAL offers after school and summer camp programs.
Please contact Kris Bradley-Richard at 941-235-4751. You can also find us on Facebook at Police Athletic League of Charlotte County
Small World Christian Learning Center/Camp Joy
Small World Christian Learning Center/Camp Joy, a ministry of First Presbyterian Church of Port Charlotte, is devoted to sharing the Word of God with families in a quality childcare environment. During the year our buses transport from six (6) local elementary schools (Deep Creek, Kingsway, Neil Armstrong, Liberty, Meadow Park and Peace River) to our center for after school care. We provide students with a nutritious afternoon snack, devotion time, homework time as well as indoor/outdoor activities. On most days that public schools are closed to students, we provide a fun filled full day program including field trips. We also offer a unique summer program with daily field trips to exciting, educational and recreational events and attractions.
We have provided quality childcare since 1976. We are accredited by the Association of Christian Teachers and Schools (ACTS), the Florida League of Christian Schools (FLOCS), hold the FLOCS Silver Seal of Excellence and the Florida Gold Seal from the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF). Camp Joy hours are 2:30 pm â€“ 6:00 pm, Monday thru Friday when school is in session. On days public schools are closed and we are open, the hours of operation are 6:45 am â€“ 6:00 pm.
For information please stop by our center at 2230 Hariet St. (Off Midway Blvd.), call us at 941-625-3600 or visit our website at smallworldchristian.com.
Ages 4-12 Years. At our Afterschool Sites, the staff provide a safe and fun atmosphere for families who require care for their children during the school year. Care is provided right on school premises. Care is provided at six school sites, including Charlotte Harbor Center which serves children with special needs. PM Snack is provided at each site. (Deep Creek, East, Sallie Jones, Meadow Park, Neil Armstrong and Kingsway.) $25 registration fee; $45/week. For both Before and Afterschool care: $25 registration fee; $55/week. $100 deposit for non-EFT.