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Panther Club

​Ponderosa’s Before & After School Program


Program Goals 

1. To provide quality child care and enrichment programs that are safe, affordable, and convenient. 

2. To assist children in their physical, intellectual, social, emotional, and creative growth. 

3. To provide children with positive interaction and opportunities to establish relationships with peers and adults. 

4. To involve children and parents in continuous program development and improvement. 

5. To provide qualified, caring staff members who participate in regular training and education. 

Program Hours 

Before School Program: 6:30 am – 8:45 am,

Monday-Friday on regular school days 

After School Program: 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm, 

Monday-Friday on regular school days 

Full Day Program: 6:30 am – 6:00 pm, 

when regular school is not in session 


Registration before the 25th of the Previous Month 

1st Child 


AM - Before School 

$8.00 Daily 

$7.20 Daily 

PM 4:30 – After School / 4:30 Discount 

$7.50 Daily 

$7.50 Daily 

PM 6:00 – After School 

$9.50 Daily 

$8.55 Daily 

FULL – Full Day Program 

$30.00 Daily 

$27.00 Daily 


Registration after the 25th of the Previous Month 

   1st Child 


AM LATE - Before School 

$8.50 Daily 

$7.65 Daily 

PM 4:30 LATE– After School / 4:30 Discount 

$8.00 Daily 

$8.00 Daily 

PM 6:00 LATE – After School 

$10.00 Daily 

$9.00 Daily 

FULL LATE – Full Day Program 

$30.50 Daily 

$27.45 Daily 



A discount of 25% off is available for those families who qualify for the free/reduced school lunch program. 

There are no refunds or credits for sessions missed. 

An annual $10.00 non-refundable registration fee per child with a maximum fee of $15.00 per family. 

Activities & Programing 

Panther Club strives to provide children with a safe and nurturing environment while promoting physical, emotional and intellectual development. 

Activities include, but are not limited to homework assistance, creative expression, science, technology, indoor/outdoor recreational games, health and nutrition, music appreciation, dramatic play, communication skills, cognitive reasoning, building and engineering, fitness and appreciation of diversity. Additionally, these programs offer a variety of activities that promote life skills such as teamwork, problem-solving, creativity, leadership, sportsmanship, and community service. 

Snacks and Meals 

On regular school day mornings, program children are offered the choice of utilizing the school’s breakfast program 

at the regular school fee. After school, children may bring a nutritious snack or children will be offered a snack which will be provided by The Food Bank of the Rockies. On full days, children should bring a lunch and two snacks unless stated otherwise on the program activity calendar. All lunches and snacks should be nutritious and non-perishable. 

Homework Club 

Homework assistance is offered after school on Monday through Thursday from 4:00-5:00. Children are supervised in a separate, quiet area and provided with supplies, such as pencils, paper, rulers, calculators, scissors, etc. Homework assistance is provided by program staff. Extended Child Services is not responsible for the completion or accuracy of homework assignments and will not sign any homework that requires a parent signature. Students who are disruptive and/or unproductive during homework time will not be allowed to participate. 



Behavior Expectations & Discipline 

ECS programs operated by the Cherry Creek School District are subject to policies governing student discipline. In 

accordance with school district policies, we reserve the right to suspend or dismiss any child who is a threat to thewselves or others in the program. 

Program staff members expect all children to show respect for one another and the adults. Conduct, which disrupts the operation of the program, interferes with the rights of others, endangers the safety of any person, or damages property, will not be tolerated. 

When unacceptable behavior is observed, a staff member will give the student a verbal warning and a time out. If the unacceptable behavior continues, the student will receive a conduct report and a staff member may call the student’s parent. 

Students who leave school property without permission may be subject to automatic dismissal from the program. 

Students who receive three (3) referrals in one school year may be subject to dismissal from the program. 

Please reference “Ponderosa Panther Club’s Discipline Policy” for additional information. 

Panther Club

Ponderosa’s Before & After School Program


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