We are thrilled to offer childcare and after-school care for those already enrolled in preschool 3 through 5th grade at GVCS. Working in tandem with our class schedules, childcare is available so students can be cared for 5 days a week, from 7:30am to 5:30pm on regular school days.
Our regularly-scheduled Preschool 3 is a 3-day format with an option for 1/2 days.
Our regularly-scheduled Preschool 4 is a 5-day format with an option for 1/2 days.
After-school care is available Monday through Friday from 3:15pm to 5:30pm. (snack is included)
Please see the After-School Care Form and FAQ section below for more details.
Still have some questions? We're happy to answer them! Please call the elementary school office at 515-630-1250.
A prepackaged snack will be provided to students attending the after-school care program. The cost is included in your rate.
If your child is not regularly scheduled for after-school care or all-day childcare each week, the following drop in rates will apply:
- $10 a day for after-care drop in (pre-k through 5th grade)
- $45 a day for full day drop in care (preschool childcare only) * also available to K-5th grade on in service/ no school days
*** Each child must have all childcare forms on file to participate in any childcare services at GVCS. Even if you do not plan on utilizing our childcare services, we recommend completing the forms for each child to allow drop ins if necessary. The forms can be found in your online registration forms.
Week of 3 days or fewer will be charged according to the daily drop in rate of $10.
Each child must have a childcare form on file to participate in any childcare services at GVCS. Even if you do not plan on utilizing our childcare services, we recommend completing the form for each child to allow drop-ins if necessary. The form can be found HERE or in your online registration forms.
Please call or email the office if your child is not a regular guest in our childcare program and will need drop -in services. If you need last minute care, drop-ins are welcome without calling first, as long as we have your child’s form on file.
Lunch will be provided on Tuesdays and Thursday while school is in session. On regular preschool days, families will be asked to send a cold lunch with their child.
Not at this time. Our childcare program is operated in tandem with our preschool and elementary program.
No. Our childcare services are only available to GVCS students in preschool-5th grade.
We do not currently offer childcare through the summer.
We want to keep our students happy and healthy! Our wonderful school nurse has laid out our school health policy here. Please follow these guidelines as you look to send your child to school when they are not/have not been feeling well.
** Of course, these may be subject to change due to updated recommendations/guidelines.
No. If school is canceled or dismissed early for weather-related reasons, we will not offer childcare as we ensure the safety of our staff and GVCS families.