Before and After School Child Care (BAC)

Located at Appleview Elementary
Phone: 616-887-1449

Sparta Area Schools provides an opportunity for child care for our K-5th grade students.  (Kindergarten option: if there is an older sibling in the program your Kindergarten child may attend)  Child care is located at Appleview Elementary. Before school program opens at 6:30 am.  After school program closes at 6:00 pm.

The program not only provides students with supervision, but enhances their physical, intellectual, social and emotional development.  We aim for the following:

  • To provide children with safe, loving, relaxed care.
  • To provide children with routine, yet have time to explore and engage in creative play.
  • To provide an environment that stimulates and challenges children intellectually.
  • To develop respect for others and for self.
  • To have no child in grades K-5 at home unsupervised.
  • To develop a sense of responsibility.

Your child can experience new friendships, fun, learning experiences, crafts, activities, homework help, outdoor activities, science experiments, and nutritional snacks.

Transportation is provided between Appleview and Ridgeview Elementary.
Convenient payment available through district SchoolPay option (find SchoolPay link when you log in through PowerSchool Parent Portal).

We are a DHS subsidized childcare provider.

Child care is open on most non-traditional school days, space is limited on these days:

  • Teacher In-Service/No School Days
  • Snow Days/School Delays
  • Christmas Break
  • Spring Break

*Schedules will vary depending on which day a holiday may fall.

A $40 non-refundable registration fee is due upon enrollment for one child, or you will pay a $60 non-refundable registration fee per family (Registration fees are accepted as cash or check).  Billing is WEEKLY.  Fees are as follows:  Morning care, $8 per child (effective June 3, 2024).  Afternoon care $12 per child (effective June 3, 2024).  Tuition is charged on the basis of enrollment, not attendance.

For more detailed information regarding this program, please check out the BAC HANDBOOK.  

Summer Care

Enrollment is open to children Kindergarten through 5th Grade. Open from 6:30 am until 6:00 pm Monday through Friday.  Breakfast and afternoon snack provided.  Children must bring a sack lunch.  Both fun and learning experiences are part of this program including:

  • Field Trips
  • Crafts
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Water Fun
  • Walks to the Park
  • Special Lunches
  • Cooking Experiences
  • And Many More

The fee is $35 per day/$175 per week (effective June 3, 2024).  Fees are charged on the basis of enrollment not attendance. For more information please contact Before and After Care at 616-887-1449.  Convenient payment available through district SchoolPay option (find SchoolPay link when you log in through PowerSchool Parent Portal).

We are a DHS subsidized childcare provider.

Enrollment Paperwork

Enrollment Information Form

Health Information Form

Notification Form

Photo Permission Form

Child Info Card