CARES 2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR REGISTRATION will be available in the coming weeks.
Registration will be available online through CommunityPass only.
C.A.R.E.S. Business office
320 Salem Street
Wilmington, MA 01887
in the North Intermediate School
If you are visiting our offfice in person or wish to use our C.A.R.E.S. MAILBOX: Enter the back parking lot and our entrance is at the far end of the building near the field. Follow the pathway under a set of stairs. Our office door is the second one in marked C.A.R.E.S. Our mail box is to the right of the door. If you need to see us please ring the door bell.
This very successful and popular program is designed to meet the needs and schedules of parents and their children in grades K-6 and runs in conjunction with the school calendar year of 180 days. (We intend to offer additional programs during vacations). The morning schedule includes a light breakfast, informal activities, and supervised leisure time while the afternoon program provides a snack and more structured activities in addition to some “down time” after a long day.
CARES Before and After School Porgams are for children attending Wilmington Public Schools (180 school days) and takes place in the school building in which they attend. Vacation and Summer Programs are at a centralized location, and all Wilmington residents are eligible to attend (age requirements apply). There is a 2 day minimum required to enroll.
*Note….If enrollments at any individual site are not sufficient to maintain the cost of running the program, the program may not operate.
Please be certain to fill in the days/sessions you intend to send your child. Please choose carefully as a $20.00 per child non-refundable registration fee, plus your 1st month’s tuition (also non-refundable) is required at this time. Once your enrollment is received you can consider your child/children have been enrolled unless we contact you otherwise.
Payments -Payments are due the first of every month. You are responsible for making sure your payment is sent in or dropped off in a timely manner to our business office. There will be a $20.00 surcharge for all late payments received after the 7th of the month.
Enrollment -Once you have enrolled your child we will presume that s/he is enrolled for the full academic year. That said, we do understand that circumstances may arise that do require a change. If that occurs, please know that you must request that change on the change form provided, as soon as possible. Please see the letter and schedule change form on our website for details.
Staffing – Staffing for the C.A.R.E.S. Program is by qualified personnel, including certified teachers, adult and college-aged group leaders and high school students. The adult-to-child ratio is 1:10 to assure proper supervision and to keep our children safe.