Coolidge After School Program for Education and Recreation

Made possible through the cooperation of Coolidge Unified Schools, Arizona Department of Economic Security, and the City of Coolidge Parks and Recreation Department.


Program Description

Coolidge Parks and Recreation Department offers a planned and well-supervised after school program.  C.A.S.P.E.R. is for all children currently attending kindergarten through sixth grade.  This program offers school-aged children a variety of planned activities through which developmental goals are achieved.  A well-trained and professional staff plans and organizes fun and unique activities, which meet the special interest of your child.


The Coolidge Parks and Recreation Department advocates the Arizona State Health Services Certification because it is very important for your peace of mind in knowing that your child will be properly cared for while in our care.  The mission statement of the Arizona Department Health Services Office of Day Care Licensure sums up all the reasons why it is important for an after school program to adhere to all of the strict guidelines.
“To ensure the health, safety, and well being of children in child care centers and day care group homes through Arizona by establishing appropriate rules, monitoring for compliance, offering technical assistance to care givers, and providing consumer education.” Arizona Department of Health Services-Child Care Facilities Administrative Code Handbook. December 1990


A Typical Day at C.A.S.P.E.R

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.  Children arrive and are signed in
3:30 – 4:00 p.m.  Homework
4:00 – 4:15 p.m.  Wash hands and eat snacks
4:15 – 4:45 p.m.  Organized Arts & Crafts Project
4:45 – 5:15 p.m.  Organized outside physical activity
5:15- 6:00 p.m.    Supervised Free time

Parent Handbook

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