Welcome to High Plains Elementary Extended Child Services, also known as Growing to Greatness.
High Plains Before and After school program offers childcare before school, from 6:30 AM to 9:00 AM and after school from 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM. With sufficient enrollment, the program also operates from 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM on school holidays and non-contact days.
This licensed program provides childcare and enrichment activities for the children and families of the High Plains community. Programs are fee-based and self-supporting. They are governed and regulated by the Cherry Creek School District and by the Colorado Department of Human Services, Division of Child Care.
Program Goals and Philosophy
To provide a safe, affordable convenient, and quality childcare.
To provide children with positive interaction and opportunities to establish relationships with peers and adults.
To involve children and parents in continuous program development and improvement.
To assist children in their physical, intellectual social, emotional, and creative development.
To provide qualified staff members who participate in continuing professional training and education.
Our Before & After School Program is open to students in grades K – 5, or ages 5 – 12 years. We are unable to accept children before they are enrolled in Kindergarten. All participants must be age 5 by October 1 of the current school year. We also do not accept children once they have entered 6th grade.
Please read the High Plains ECS Parent Handbook
, which is available in our office and keep it for reference. Feel free to call the program office if you have questions.
Registration for the 2015-2016 year is now available ONLINE for High Plains Before & After School Program. Using the SchoolCare Works Online Registration Instructions
, families will follow the steps to complete registration online for 2015-2016 school year. Once registered for the school year, families can schedule attendance for sessions during the school year, view and pay billing statements online. All Children must be registered and fees paid before they attend.
***Registration rates are page 9 of the handbook***
Our Before and After School program is closed on the following holidays:
-New Year’s Day
-Thanksgiving Day and 1 day after
-First week of winter break
Childcare will be offered on other holidays when enrollment is sufficient.
Cancellation Due to Weather
Closure of the school district due to weather conditions will automatically cancel the Before and After School Program.
On delayed start days due to weather, the Before and After School Program operates regular hours for registered students only.