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Bearss Avenue Extended Day

For those students in elementary school needing supervision beyond traditional school hours, Carrollwood Day School offers an after-school care program.  Staffed by members of the CDS community, the after-school care program ensures that our children have a safe and enjoyable environment, even beyond the classroom. 

The after care program begins at 3:05 p.m. and is available throughout the afternoon until 6:00 p.m. Students are offered a healthy snack to start their afternoon, while playing games and socializing, and then transition into an organized schedule. 

Students are invited to participate in a variety of fun and educational activities. There is also designated homework time, where students work on homework or reading. After care staff are available during this time for one-on-one homework help.

Students may come later to after care if they are participating in school-sponsored events such as Art Club or intramural sports.

After Care is available until 6:00 p.m. every day there is school with the exception of Friday, October 25, 2019, Friday, November 22, 2019, Friday, December 20, 2019 and Friday, March 13, 2020. Students who stay for After Care on half-days need to bring their lunch and a beverage; school lunches are not served on half-days.

After Care is located in the Elementary Multi-Purpose Room on the Bearss Avenue campus. 

All elementary After Care students will be dismissed from the bus loop side of the Elementary Multi-Purpose Room. After 3:45 p.m., parents can pull into the School Bus Loop and pick-up children from the glass doors facing the bus loop.  Parents are requested not to come through the elementary school office to pick up from After Care.

Please feel free to reach out to our after care department at any time during hours of operation.  Normal daily hours are 3:05 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

  • After Care Direct Line: 813.920.2288 x466
  • After Care Cell Phone Line:  813.442.9163
  • After Care Supervisor:  Melissa HillAuxiliary and Summer Programs Coordinator

Registration for After Care

CDS uses KidCheck® to provide an online check in/check out system that improves the safety and tracking of our children. KidCheck® also enhances our communication, security, and administration of our extended day programs. It is recommended that every family with students in grades 1 - 5 create an account on KidCheck. This assures that our after care program is equipped to care for your child in the event that unplanned circumstances prevent you from picking up your child at the regular dismissal time.

Follow the simple instructions on this form to create your KidCheck account today.   |   Register for KidCheck

All children must be pre-registered in order to be able to attend after-care. Children can use after-care daily or on an occasional basis. After care is billed at an hourly rate of $5/hour. All CDS elementary students are welcome to attend each day and reservations are not required. All after-care charges will be billed monthly to the family's school FACTS account. Please note, after-care is billed at full hour increments per day.

Before School Care

There is no morning care program available at the Bearss Avenue campus at this time. Students should not be dropped off at the Bearss Avenue campus earlier than 7:40 a.m. Beginning at 7:40 a.m. elementary students who are dropped off early need to go to the Elementary Multi-Purpose Room. Middle school and upper school students may wait in the student lounges until they can enter their classrooms. Students who come early can read, talk quietly to others, or relax and prepare for the day.