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Lower Merion School District


Before- & After-School Childcare

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Responding to the needs of our families, LMSD has contracted with Right At School (RAS) to provide before- and after-school care for elementary students on-site at our elementary schools and to provide a kindergarten enrichment program (K Wrap) at the District Administration Office building in Ardmore.

Before-care runs from 7:00 a.m. to the start of school. After-care runs from the conclusion of school until 6:00 p.m. Parents/guardians must transport students to school in the morning for before-care and must pick them up in the evening if they attend after-care.

The K Wrap program has a transportation option, allowing students to attend a combination of before- and/or after-care and/or K Wrap to meet their childcare 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 works with the District Administration to provide childcare on some days when elementary schools are not in session or have early dismissals. RAS will provide families with information about fees and about which days and at which location these services will be offered.

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.


  • LMSD and Right At School (RAS) are working together to ensure that kindergarten students experience smooth transitions and safe and appropriate care on scheduled half-days and when emergency closures occur. Please click here to review the scenarios the transportation scenarios for kindergarten students who also use RAS.