• McGee’s Crossroads Elementary

    Before & After School Program

    Our program is designed to be a safe, stimulating environment for students whose family situations or schedules require child care before or after school.  After school care students will have a designated quiet time for homework to be completed and a time for outside play. Please read the attached information with more details about our programs.  If you are interested in using these services, please complete the enclosed paperwork and return it as soon as possible. We will fill the slots on a first come first-served basis.

    NEW Hours of Operation

    Before School 6:30-8:15 am

    After School 3:45-6:00 pm

    Early Release Days *Students must be picked up by 5:00 pm


    Monthly Fees (due on the first day of the month)

    *Fees based on Johnston County Schools’ approved rate. *All fees are nonrefundable.

    Before School $88

    After School $113

    Both (discounted) $181

    Registration fee is $10 *If you join Before AND After School Care, the registration fee is $15.


    Fees are pro-rated only for August                         Fees Prorated for December

    Before School August $22                                     Before School Dec    $66

    After School August $28                                       After School Dec       $85

    Both August $45                                                  Both Dec                 $131

    * As a reminder, kindergarten students don’t start school until September.

    *Drop-in care is provided for students who need child care every once in awhile. Parents are still required to fill out paperwork ahead of time. There is no registration fee for drop-in care.  

    Drop-in care Before School $10  

    After School $10

    Both $20

    Procedures (Per JCPS Policy 3100-R)

    We do NOT provide services on workdays or holidays. If school is released early or JCPS afternoon activities are canceled due to inclement weather, we will close at 5:30. On inclement weather days with a delayed start, Before School Care will start at the same delay from the 6:30 AM open time. For example, if school has a two hour delay, Before School Care will start at 8:30 AM.
    All fees are per child, and they are non-refundable.  In order to have a place in the program, the first month’s fee must be paid prior to beginning.  Fees are not pro-rated if a child begins the program in the middle of the month or leaves the program before the end of the month.  There is no discount for multiple children.
    All checks should be payable to McGee’s Crossroads Elementary School. Checks and money orders should include a phone number. After 2 returned checks, the parent will be required to pay in cash.
    Fees will not be adjusted for reduced hours, absences, weather, cancellations, etc.
    Fees are due on the first day of each month. Late fees will start on the 5th day of the month. The late fee is $5 per day per child.  If fees are not paid by the 10th of the month your child may be dismissed from the program.
    Students may not be dropped off before 6:30 a.m.

    The first time a student is picked up late, the parent will be given a warning. After the first warning, the parent will pay a charge of $1 per minute per child. After the 3rd occurrence of early drop off or late pick up, the student may be dismissed from the program.
    If a student is dismissed from the program in the middle of the school month, fees and payments are not refunded.  

    ****As a service to MCE parents, we provide After School Care on Early Release Days. Hours of operation are 1:45-5:00. However, students MUST be picked up by 5:00 PM on these days. Late fees will apply after 5:00pm.



    The program will be successful because parents, staff, and students adhere closely to the rules and guidelines of the program. Please discuss the importance of the following rules with your child:

    MCES school rules and all aspects of the Johnston County Schools Code of Conduct will be enforced. Behavior problems will be discussed promptly with the parents, and warnings will be signed by the parent and counselors.
    On the 3rd behavior offense, the student may be dismissed from the program. This includes both the morning and afternoon programs if a student is enrolled in both.
    All parents will be required to leave updated emergency contact numbers with the staff.
    The program will be supervised by child care staff members who work at the school during the regular school day, high school students or others who have been through a thorough interview process and background check.
    Administration of medications can only be performed in accordance with the Board of Education policies.
    Parents must come inside to sign in and sign out their child. The parent must list those who are allowed to pick up their child.  Identification will be checked.  

    Drop off (AM) 6:30-8:10 Parents should park in the (back) bus lot and escort children into the building to sign them in. *No drop off after 8:10 in order to maintain safety for the buses that enter the lot.

    Afternoon Pick up (PM) 4:15-6:00 Due to afternoon dismissal, parents must wait until 4:15 to pick up students. Parents should park in the bus lot along the curb closest to the double doors at the back of the school to pick up students. Do not park in the bus spots. You must walk into the cafeteria to pick up your child.