Licensed After School Child Care Centers

The Licensed After School Child Care Centers serve 140 children in grades K-5, Monday through Friday from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at two school district locations. These non-school hour programs are designed to increase children’s safety and security; interrupt the attraction of harmful behaviors such as smoking, drinking, drug use, and sexual activity; improve graduation rates, and improve interest in and connection to school. These programs target youth who are currently involved with Department of Human Services and its potential clients. The overall focus of the program is to reduce and prevent future involvement with social services, reduce delinquency and violence. The centers houses a six-week summer camp program.

This program seeks to improve or increase:

  • Academic performance
  • School attendance
  • Parental involvement
  • Healthy lifestyles behaviors

This program offers:

  • Computer-assisted instruction
  • Project-based learning
  • Math and reading support
  • Homework assistance and tutoring
  • Cultural exposures
  • Performing and visual arts
  • Sports and recreation
  • Resiliency skills development
  • Service learning opportunities
  • Parental/community engagement

Program Locations

    • William Dick Elementary School
      2498 West Diamond Street
      Contact: Gina Williams, Site Director
  • Thomas May Pierce Elementary School
    2300 West Cambria Street
    Contact: Timiya Clark, Site Director

The Licensed After School Child Care Centers are funded in part by the City of Philadelphia and PA state Act 148 funds.