Early bird registration opens May 15th
The mission of the Bridgewater-Raritan Community After/Before School Recreation & Enrichment is to provide a safe environment where children can develop both socially and emotionally during the before/after school hours on the school grounds. Students will be given the opportunity to have recreational time outside, enjoy a snack, and complete homework with help from a caring district employee.
Visit MyPaymentsPlus to register your child for the program. If you require a paper registration form please email:
Bradley Gardens - firstname.lastname@example.org
Crim - email@example.com
Hillside - firstname.lastname@example.org
Bradley Gardens & Crim Primary Schools
Morning begins at 7:00 am and ends at the first school bell 8:25 am
After school begins at 3:05 pm and ends at 6:00 pm
Hillside Intermediate School
Morning begins at 7:00 am and ends at the first school bell 9:00 am
After School begins at 3:40 pm and ends at 6:00 pm
Parents are expected to pick up their children by the program end of 6:00 pm. If a child remains after 6:00 pm the staff will attempt to contact either the parent or someone on the child’s emergency contact list. Any child not picked up by 6:00 pm will incur an additional charge of $20 for every 15 minutes late.
Students will be signed in by their parents or guardian in the morning and signed out at the end of the day. Only authorized individuals with a valid ID will be allowed to pick up your child from the program.
Schedule for the program
Children will arrive at the All Purpose room at dismissal. Attendance will be taken, and a nutritious snack will be served at this time. Snacks are included in the CAREs program, and will comply with the State of New Jersey After School Snack Program.
Following snack, children will have the opportunity to complete their homework in a quiet environment with supervision and assistance from our staff members. Staff will be available to answer any general homework questions and supply writing utensils to assist the children. For those who do not have homework, they will be encouraged to participate in a quiet activity during this time.
For the remainder of the afternoon, the children will be encouraged to participate in either self directed or group activities. The school’s gym will be used as our indoor recreation area, and outdoor play equipment will be used when the weather permits. Our program will have a variety of activities and sporting equipment available daily, and special programs and crafts will be scheduled. A schedule of these special activities will be emailed to participants.
Tuition must be paid prior to the month services are rendered. Parents will receive email alerts from MyPaymentsPlus, and are encouraged to make payment as soon as possible. Payment can be made by either check or credit card. Payment made by credit card will be accepted via MyPaymentsPlus, and payments by check (payable to Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District) can be sent to the following address:
Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District
Attention: Colleen Donnellan
836 Newmans Lane - P.O. Box 6030
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Payments that are not received prior to the start of the month will be considered delinquent. Delinquent payments will be charged a $25 late fee, if processed after the 1st of the month. Students will not be eligible to participate in the CAREs program until payment is made.
If a child is registered and wishes to change the number of days per week that they are attending, the parent/guardian must make this request using the Program Change Request form, available on the District website’s Community tab This form must be completed by the 15th of the month prior to the month that the change will be in effect.
Children may be registered for a minimum of two days per week and will be charged on a per month basis. Tuition is charged monthly and tuition will not be pro-rated due to any circumstance.
The center is open on all school days. The CAREs program will be closed if school is dismissed early. If this should occur, parents will be contacted by the District’s mass notification system by 10:30 a.m. and should make alternative arrangements. If there is a delayed opening, the before care center will not be available.
Attendance in the BR CARE's program is allowed only at the school where the student attends. No transportation is provided between programs.
If a change is desired after registration (ex. 3 day to 5 day option), the parent/guardian must make this request using the forms below prior to the month the change will be in effect. Tuition and fees will not be pro-rated for partial attendance months.
Can someone other than the parent/guardian pick-up a child?
Yes, with Written consent from the child’s parent/guardian, the staff will release the child to the designated individual.
If a student would normally be a walker, can they walk home with their parents’ permission at a designated time?
No, a parent/guardian must pick their child(ren) up from the BR CAREs program. Safety and accountability is our main concern and as such we require a parent/guardian to pick up.
If my child attends a neighboring school to where BR CAREs is currently taking place, can my child get bused to that school to attend the program?
No, BR CAREs only serves the students at their particular school/location. Busing or transportation between schools is not offered or allowed.
Does my child have to be toilet trained to attend the BR CAREs program?
Yes, all children must be able to go to the bathroom without assistance.
Can I get a refund for withdrawing my child half way through the month?
No, refunds are not provided for early withdrawal.
My work schedule has changed, and I would like to adjust the number of days that my child is attending the program. When will the change go into effect?
Attendance changes can be made using the Program Change Request form, available on the District website’s Community tab This form must be completed by the 15th of the month prior to the month that the change will be in effect. Tuition will be adjusted for the following month.
I would like to set up an FSA (Flexible Spending Account). What is the information I need from the district?
Our Tax ID # is 22-6001692, we can also provide you with your monthly tuition amount.
If a parent has already paid for a month and they decide they no longer want to utilize the program; can they use their unused days to apply that to a purchase of a punch card?
No, the money that is used toward a monthly tuition for the BR CAREs program cannot be transferred to purchase another option within the program.
Is a parent’s medical insurance policy number necessary for their child to attend the BR CAREs program?
Yes, in the case of an emergency the Manager will give your medical insurance information to the front desk at the hospital.
Is medication allowed to be administered during the BR CAREs program?
No, there is no nurse on site.
If a child is injured and needs medical attention, can my child go to the hospital of the parents choosing?
No, the child will be brought to the nearest hospital in proximity to the school location where the child is injured.
Are other children allowed to play on the playground while BR CAREs is utilizing the equipment?
The Board of Education regulation 7440 states:
Access to school buildings and grounds before and after the school day will be permitted to:
- Members of the Board of Education;
- Administrative and supervisory staff members, teaching staff members, and support staff members assigned to a school building or grounds in the performance of their duties;
- Other school staff members in the performance of their professional responsibilities;
- Students involved in interscholastic athletics, co-curricular or extra-curricular activities, and authorized spectators;
- Members of organizations granted the use of school premises pursuant to Policy and Regulation 7510;
- Police officers, fire fighters, health inspectors, and other agents of Federal, State, and local government in the performance of their official duties;
- Members of the public present to attend a public Board of Education or public school-related function; and
- Others authorized by the Superintendent or designee and/or by Board Policy.