NAPLS School-Age Child Care Program
The New Albany-Plain Local School District School-Age Child Care Program provides quality school-age programming for children attending grades K-5. The school-age child care program, Eagle’s Nest, is located at the New Albany Primary School.
Eagle's Nest is available Monday through Friday from 6:30 am - 8:55 am for morning care and from 3:40 pm - 6:00 pm for afternoon care. Kindergarten students must arrive no later than 8:15 am in order to ride the shuttle to the Early Learning Center. Eagle's Nest follows the NAPLS school calendar and is open for child care on the days that your student has school on campus. Breakfast is available for morning students, and snack is available for students who attend in the afternoon.
Please note that students enrolled in Eagle's Nest are ineligible for NAPLS bus transportation for the part of the day for which they are registered, which includes temporary schedule changes. Children registered for morning care are not eligible for morning transportation to school. Students registered for afternoon care are not eligible for afternon transportation home. Students registered for both sessions of Eagle's Nest are ineligible for transportation either to or from school.
The Eagle’s Nest Program is aligned with New Albany’s purpose to create a culture of accountability that achieves the best academic and developmental outcomes for each student. With friendly and caring staff, our program offers opportunities for students to exhibit independence, initiative, and creative thinking; to develop a sense of community with same age and different age peers; and to practice positive social behaviors. Our students have opportunities for indoor and outdoor recreation as well as homework assistance. Eagle’s Nest is a tuition-based program and operated financially independently of New Albany-Plain Local Schools.
2020-2021 School Year
With the announced plan to reopen the New Albany Schools for Fall 2020, Eagle’s Nest registration will begin the morning of Thursday, July 16th. Fewer students will be enrolled in the Eagle’s Nest program than in past years due to childcare enrollment restrictions set by Ohio due to COVID-19. We appreciate your patience as we delayed the enrollment process while waiting for details for the state, and we thank you for understanding that we may need to adjust our plans as additional guidance is released by government officials.
Answers To Your Questions
What safety protocols will be followed?
While of course we wish we could eliminate all health risks, that isn’t possible. If you require or expect a risk-free environment for COVID-19 for your child, you should not enroll your child in the program. Our actions are intended to help reduce or mitigate risks.
- Daily health checks for students and staff
- Increased scheduled handwashing times
- Sanitizing supplies for students in every activity area
- Consistent staff and student grouping to make any necessary contact tracing more efficient
- Social distancing- assigned seating at snack, allotting 6 foot spacing per student during activity time
- Organized materials and activities by groups- no community supplies
- Curbside drop off and pickup
- Environmental cleaning intensity and frequency increased with EPA-approved products
- Face coverings by staff, adult visitors, and required student groups
- “Traffic signs” to manage movement within activity areas
Health and Safety details are available on the tab to the left.
Does my child wear a face-covering during Eagle’s Nest?
Eagle’s Nest will follow the same guidelines that are in place during the school day, so if face coverings are required for students during the school day, they will be required during Eagle’s Nest.
What happens to Eagle’s Nest if the school district moves to a hybrid approach (only 1/2 the students attending school on a given day)?
Our plan is to continue Eagle’s Nest service for the students who are on campus on their assigned day. For example, if a student is assigned to the Maroon group, Eagle’s Nest will be available on the days Maroon group students are in school. On days the Gold group is in school, there will not be Eagle’s Nest for Maroon students. Since the children will be receiving fewer days of service, tuition will be adjusted accordingly.
What happens to Eagle’s Nest if the school district moves to a full eLearning plan?
As with last March, if the school district must close the school campus to students, Eagle’s Nest will be closed. Tuition will be refunded accordingly.
Can I pay tuition a semester or a year in advance?
Tuition will only be accepted a month at a time. Due to the uncertainty of this upcoming school year, we will not accept semester or annual tuition payments.
Why is Eagle’s Nest enrolling fewer students?
While the current plan for the New Albany Schools to reopen for all students in the Fall, Eagle’s Nest complies with the state requirements for child care programs, which has lowered the amount of children allowed to be served. If the state increases the ratios, we will explore expanding enrollment into Eagle’s Nest.
What if I enroll but decide before the school year starts to not send my child to Eagle’s Nest?
You would be responsible for the $50 non-refundable deposit. If you cancel your registration by Monday August 31st at 3:00 pm EST, you will not be responsible for the first month’s tuition.