BR Cares

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. 

Introducing Our Onsite Program Managers

Bradley Gardens - Mr. Kevin Stianchi
Crim - Ms. Tara Hueston
Hillside - Ms. Margaret Blood

Early Bird Registration

BR CAREs Announces 2019-2020 Early Bird Registration
BR Cares Early Bird Registration Graphic

Early bird registration is offered between May 15th - June 15th at the reduced rate of $35. After June 15th the regular registration fee of $65 will apply. 

Registration

Visit MyPaymentsPlus to register your child for the program. If you require a paper registration form please email:

Bradley Gardens - brcaresbradleygardens@brrsd.org

Crim - brcarescrim@brrsd.org

Hillside - brcareshillside@brrsd.org

Program Hours

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.

Signing in/out

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.

Fees & Payment Schedule

Registration Fee

Registration Fee

A one time non refundable fee of $35 if paid by June 15th -  after June 15th, a fee of $65 (non-refundable) is due upon registration. The payment schedule below is a monthly fee, due prior to the month of service.

PRIMARY SCHOOL(S)

Before School

2 Days

3 Days

4 Days

5 Days

One Child

$135

$140

$145

$155

Two Children

$250

$260

$270

$290

After School Only*

2 Days

3 Days

4 Days

5 Days

One Child

$205

$220

$230

$240

Two Children

$395

$420

$435

$450

Both Before and After School*

2 Days

3 Days

4 Days

5 Days

One Child

$315

$325

$340

$350

Two Children

$595

$620

$645

$660

 

INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL(S)

Before School

2 Days

3 Days

4 Days

5 Days

One Child

$120

$130

$145

$160

Two Children

$230

$245

$270

$300

After School Only*

2 Days

3 Days

4 Days

5 Days

One Child

$165

$185

$205

$225

Two Children

$315

$350

$390

$425

Both Before and After School*

2 Days

3 Days

4 Days

5 Days

One Child

$255

$280

$315

$330

Two Children

$475

$530

$595

$620

 

*Any child not picked up by 6pm will incur an additional charge of $20 for every 15 minutes late. This fee will be assessed and paid in the following month of tuition billing. Any unpaid tuition or fees may result in removal from the CAREs program.

Pay On Demand

For families who require occasional before or after school care, one day access (sold in 5) may be purchased. This convenience is available only to students that plan to attend on a drop-in basis, or less than twice per week. Participants in this program must fill out a full registration packet and pay the $35 registration fee before June 16th or $65 after June 16th. The fee is available for both Before School or After School care and can be purchased through MyPaymentsPlus. Tuition and fees will not be pro-rated for partial attendance months.

Directors will track the use of this service and will notify the parent upon the last use (5).

PRIMARY SCHOOL(S)

Before School Care (5 uses)  $80

After School Care (5 uses)  $145

INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL(S)

Before School Care (5 uses)  $80

After School Care (5 uses)  $125


Half Day Pay On Demand

In addition to before and after school care, we are offering a program that will bridge the gap between the half day and full day schedule. This program will be offered on every half day that school is in session, from the hours of 1:25 pm to 3:30 pm. During this time students will be offered lunch/snack, a fun educational project and recreational activities. This option will be available to any student, and can be paid via MyPaymentsPlus. Directors will be notified through MyPaymentsPlus, once the parent pays the fee.

Note: Half Day Pay On Demand participants are required to complete a full registration packet with the applicable fee.  

  • Primary School(s): Half Day Program (1 use card)  - $35

  • Intermediate School(s): Half Day Program (1 use card)  - $30

Policies

Payment Policy

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.

Behavior Policy

We encourage appropriate behavior whether in school or out or during the before/after care hours. In the event that unacceptable behavior is exhibited, the parent and student will be notified. If the behavior continues it may result in removal from the program.

Attendance Policy

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.

Change Requests

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.

Bradley Gardens / Crim  Program Change Request
Hillside Program Change Requests