Later Gator provides a safe setting where students can play, do homework, and spend time with friends under the supervision of a caring staff. Later Gator is offered from 3:00 – 5:50 pm on regular school days. On conference days and certain holidays, Later Gator will be offered from 8:00 am – 3:50 pm (please note Later Gator will not be offered on these days if the number of students registered does not meet the number required to run a quality program). Later Gator offers advanced registration or drop-in service, and students can join Later Gator after attending an Encore Club. Hours
All Regular School Days, 3:00 – 5:50 pm
Parent/Teacher Conference Days and certain holidays, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Attendance
Attendance is taken daily at Later Gator between 3:00 and 3:10 pm, verifying changes such as absences and drop-ins. For safety reasons, children must be signed out when they are picked up. If there are any changes in pick-up or attendance, please notify the Lower School office (484) 614-4653. Late Pick-up
Once the program ends at 5:50 pm, a 10-minute grace period is allowed, during which time no late fee is applied. After 6:00 pm, late fees apply and should be paid to the attending teacher at the time of pick-up. The charge is $30 for the first fifteen-minute interval (up to 6:15 pm). A $50 charge will be applied for pickups later than 6:15 pm, with no exceptions. How to Enroll
If you wish to enroll your child in Later Gator, please download and fill out the form. A completed application is required before your child can attend.Cost:
- Parent/Teacher Conference Days/In Service Days - $68.25
- Drop-In Service - $12.50/hr, one-hour minimum
- Semester - $1732.50
- Month - $450
Children may use our drop-in service on any given day. Families are responsible for paying on the same day that they use Later Gator. Conduct
Later Gator and the Encore Clubs are an extension of the Shipley Lower School. Therefore, students are expected to conduct themselves as they would during the regular school day. In addition to rules for safety and following directions, our primary expectation is for the children to treat others the way they want to be treated. Children who cannot follow these rules or who have other disciplinary issues may be restricted from participating in Later Gator and the Encore Clubs.
3:15-4:30 Outdoor Play/Gym
4:30-5:00 Homework/Quiet Activities
5:15-5:50 Arts & Crafts, Games, Puzzles
Should you need to reach us after school hours, please call Paula Farrell at 484-614-4653.