Before and After School Care


SM Recreation Department is very excited to offer Before and After school care during the 2020-21 school year. We see many benefits to providing Before and After school care through the South Milwaukee Recreation Department. Some of these benefits include reduced costs for our families, more continuity of professional development for our staff, and enhanced communication.  We are working on the timeline for enrollment and are projecting that registration will begin July 1st. 

employment opportunities

Preparations for our search for the newly created Recreation Care / Camp Program Supervisor are already underway.  This position will be posted on WECAN To apply, please use this link to apply on WECAN only.   starting March 11th.  We are also going to have a Lead Site Coordinator postings out by mid June.  If you or someone you know would be interested in becoming part of the team that is going to provide excellent care to our students please consider applying in the coming months.

What is changing?:

Before and After School Care:

The SM Recreation Department will be administering the Before and After School care program. 

The program will run during the following times:

AM: 7:00 am - Beginning of School

PM: End of School - 5:45

Early Dismissal:  The calendar for next year includes 8 early dismissal days, on these days the students are dismissed 90 minutes early.  If the student is regularly enrolled in After School care, then there will be no additional fee to participate in the early dismissal program.  For those that do not normally participate in the After School care, there will be a small fee for the 90 minutes of care.

Early Release:  The calendar for next year includes 3 early release days; on these days the students are released at 11:45am.  The Recreation Care program will have a small fee to care for students from the release time until 3:35.  Students may stay beyond the 3:35 time if they are part of the After School care program.

4K Wrap Programming:  The 4K wrap programing will be similar to the 4 day a week current offering.  We are working with the 4K program to be sure that it is offered at Lakeview and Blakewood.  The program will provide care for the students after their morning 4K class ends until the end of the normal school day.

Schools Out Programming:  There are five days next year where the Recreation Department will be offering student care for the full day at Rawson Elementary School.  The fee for this program will cover the care that will run from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm.

Pricing:  The program will include a 10% decrease in price from where current rates are set.  In addition, for those families that have more than one student, the additional students will be 10% off.  Finally, for those families that are eligible for Free and Reduced lunch, families will receive an additional 20% off (multiple student discount will not apply if the Free and Reduced discount is utilized).