Before- & After-School Childcare
Responding to the needs of our families, Lower Merion School District has contracted with Right At School (RAS) to provide before- and after-school programs for elementary students on-site at our elementary schools. For the 2019-2020 school year, RAS will also offer a kindergarten enrichment program (morning care for afternoon kindergarten and afternoon care for morning kindergarten) at the District Administration Building in Ardmore. This program will have a transportation option, so that kindergarten families can choose a fee-based childcare option that meets their needs. Having RAS offer these programs is part of the District's commitment to providing safe, engaging and meaningful in-school extracurricular programs to enrich the lives of students, give parents peace of mind and enable schools to continue to focus on their academic mission.
RAS offers a curriculum that features hands-on learning, multi-sensory activities, child-driven projects, daily fitness, team building and leadership development. Families can choose before-school care, after-school care, kindergarten enrichment or a combination of those services.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR KINDERGARTEN FAMILIES FOR HALF DAYS AND EMERGENCY CLOSURES
- LMSD, Montgomery Early Learning Center (MELC) and Right At School (RAS) have been working together to ensure that kindergarten students experience smooth transitions and safe and appropriate care on scheduled half-days and when emergency closures occur. For more information, click here.