The Bay Base Program is an after school program designed to enrich children's lives educationally, socially, culturally, emotionally, and physically in a safe and familiar setting. The program is open on regular school days, early release days, most holidays, and school vacation days.
Current Bay Base sites:
Breakfast Point Elementary
Cedar Grove Elementary
Deer Point Elementary
Hiland Park Elementary
Hutchison Beach Elementary
Lynn Haven Elementary
Merriam Cherry Street Elementary
Tommy Smith Elementary
West Bay Elementary
Who is Eligible to Attend?
All children in grades Pre-K 4* through 5th grade may attend the Bay Base Program.
What Are the Program Hours?
After school program hours are 2:00 pm to 5:45 pm. Summer and Vacation full day program hours are 6:30 am to 5:30 pm.
What Do We Offer?
The Bay Base Program offers children a wide variety of enrichment activities including homework assistance, arts and crafts, games, outside playtime, field trips, sports, and much more. We provide an environment that allows our students the opportunity to learn to work together, play together, and build positive relationships with their peers.
Summer Program fees include all Activity and Field Trip expenses and Breakfast and Lunch
* No hourly rates
Overtime charges of $1.00 per child, per minute will be assessed if a child is picked up after closing time.
Registration: Registration forms must be completed and fees paid before a child may participate in the program. Medical, emergency contact, and special needs information are required.
Sign Out: In the interest of safety, the parent or guardian is required to sign his child out of the Bay Base program each day. A child will only be released to person(s) who have been authorized in writing, on the registration form, to pick him/her up. Persons not recognized by the staff will be asked to show identification.
Payment of Fees: Weekly fees must be paid on Monday or Tuesday for the upcoming week. Payments may be made by check unless a check has been returned for insufficient funds. In such cases, all future payments must be in cash. Weekly receipts are issued and should be retained for income tax reporting services.
Discipline: Positive reinforcement is used in dealing with children. Input from parents concerning problems at home which may affect a child's behavior is welcomed. If problems persist and affect the safety and educational enrichment of the other children in the program, the Bay Base staff reserves the right to suspend and/or expel a child from the program. Actions include verbal warning, time out (removal from group or activity), note to parents, parent conference, suspension and/or termination from the program.
Summer Bay Base
Summer Bay Base is a full day program for elementary students Pre-K 4*-5th grade. The application process traditionally begins after Spring Break.
*Pre-K 4 means, 4 years old on or before September 1st of the current school year.
Bay Base Contacts
Amber Hart, Bay Base Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org, 850-767-4292
Jennifer Nettles, Assistant to the Bay Base Coordinator: email@example.com, 850-767-4066
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