EARLY CARE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE
Both will begin Monday August 24th.

Early care:

  • Provided as a service to parents with enrolled students who need to leave their children before 8:15 am.
  • Early care begins as early as 7:30 am, for a minimum fee of $3.50. The cost will be added to the total after school care charges at the end of the month.
  • Parents must sign up for this service.
  • For an occasional early arrival, parents may simply request this service in advance.


After School Care:

  • An extension of the school program including a regular routine of planned activities such as lunch time, small group activities, free-play or outdoor play, singing, games, videos, story time, rest time, and snack time.
  • Provided each school day 11:30am– 6:00pm for preschoolers and 12:30pm-6:00pm for kindergartners. Children must be picked up by 6:00pm. After 6:00pm, a charge of $1.00 per minute will be added.
  • The three-years-old classes will eat lunch in their classroom from 11:30am to 12:30pm, than go to aftercare in the four-year old classroom.
  • The four-year-old classes will eat lunch in the lunchroom from 11:30am to 12:30pm, than go to aftercare.
  • Kindergarten will go to aftercare in the four-year-old classroom at 12:30pm.
  • Student may attend after school care on any day they attend school. Lunch box reserves the child’s place on the lunch list and each parent needs to sign the lunch/nap list.
  • After School Care must maintain a certain student/teacher ratio.
  • Reservations for students attending on days other than his/her regular school day must be made in advance by 9:00am your child may not stay for lunch or nap.
  • Kindergarten students must notify the teacher by note if staying for after school care.


Rest Time:

  • Rest time is from 2:00-3:30pm.
  • State law requires that preschool children have at least an hour rest period each day.
  • West End Kindergarten provides regulation 2’’ mats.
  • Parents will be required to purchase a $6.00 coverlet at the beginning of the school year unless they purchased one the previous year. You must provide a small light-weight blanket. It must fit into a 2-gallon bag.
  • A coverlet and a blanket must be provided every day the child stays for daycare. If they are not sent, the parent will be charged $3.00 for each piece.
  • Please LABEL all bedding. If the child stays on a regular basis, coverlets may be stored at school and sent home on Fridays for washing.
  • Children are not required to sleep, but they must stay on the mat and rest quietly.
  • Please DO NOT DISTURB rest time by coming to pick your child up between 2:00pm and 3:30pm the charge will be until 3:30pm regardless of the actual pick-up time. This fee is effective at 2:00pm
  • Special soft sleep objects may be brought to after school care. These objects should be labeled, and must stay in the child’s backpack until naptime.


8301 E. Walker Springs Lane • Knoxville, TN 37923 • (865) 690-0900