After School Care Phone: 973-383-7202 before 3:00 p.m.

973-534-0039 between 3:00 and 5:30 p.m.


To provide an enriching experience that broadens children’s perspectives and improves their socialization skills.

  • Help improve academic achievement for students who are not accomplishing this goal during the school day.

  • Improve children’s interest and ability in reading.

After School Care:

Monday – Friday:  dismissal – 5:30 p.m.   


The program runs from the first day of school in September through the last day of school in June.

  • School closings: If school is closed there will be NO after-school program.

  • Shortened Day Schedule:

    • The program will run on a shortened day schedule, at no extra cost. However, parents must send in a lunch since the cafeteria does not serve on those days.

  • Early Dismissal for inclement weather:

  • Parents will be required to have their children picked up for safety reasons.

  • There is NO Child Care on days that school is closed – snow days, vacation, and holidays.


$220/month and $175/month for 2nd child

Payments must be made by the first of the month.

  • Checks should be made out to : Merriam Avenue School After Care.

  • Registration: $25 is required with paperwork (for new registrations only)

  • Fee Calculations: All fees are calculated on a full school year and are due the 1st of the month. The total is divided equally into 10 months so each payment is of an equal amount regardless of the number of days in a given month.

  • There will be a $25 late fee incurred for late payments.

  • If a payment is not received by the 5th of the month students may be removed from the program.

  • A $1.00 per minute LATE FEE will be incurred for parents arriving after 5:30 p.m.

  • This program is self-sufficient and has no cost to the Board of Education.

Aftercare Registration form


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