Bear Care

BEAR CARE 2016-2017

In anticipation of the upcoming school year, we would like to share with you some important information about Holy Family’s Bear Care Program.  For those families who are new , Bear Care is our after-school care program promoting learning and growth for your child from dismissal at 2:20 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The program has been revised and re-structured so I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and to let you know how our Bear Care Program will be operated this year.  Beginning on the first day of school your child can attend Bear Care each afternoon.  Your child’s homeroom teacher will be notified of the children who have registered for Bear Care.   Registration is required for each child and is not part of your normal school registration.  So if you plan for your child to stay after school at Bear Care, you must complete the BEAR CARE REGISTRATION FORM.  

     Currently I am one of Holy Family's Kindergarten teachers.  Along with that full-time position I will be managing Holy Family’s Bear Care Program this year.  I am a Holy Family graduate and my two sons are also graduates of Holy Family.  I owned my own licensed child care center for 20 years and have been on staff at Holy Family since November of 2013.  I am certified in CPR and Pediatric First Aid and hold several Child Development Certifications.  I am currently enrolled in college completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Education.  I look forward to meeting each family and helping your child to grow both academically and spiritually.  Remembering that we are still on the Holy Family Campus during Bear Care, my staff and I will strive to maintain the professionalism and structure that your child enjoys during his or her school day. 

Homework will be a priority yet there will still be time for programs and activities that will keep your child entertained and educated.  This summer I have had the opportunity to re-design and re-furbish the Bear Care room for the Pre-K 4 and Kindergarten students.  That room is located across the street from school at the corner of N. Jefferson and Florida Ave.   If your child is in this age group, you will sign your child out ONLY at the Bear Care Room.  The sign-out log will remain in that building. 

If your child is a 1st-8th grader they will assemble after school in the cafeteria for snack and will immediately begin homework.  After all homework is complete and checked, students will be given several opportunities for structured outside play or indoor games and activities.  Your child’s sign out sheet for these age groups will be inside the cafeteria. 

The tuition rates are listed below.  All Bear Care tuition is due THE FIRST DAY OF BEAR CARE.  Tuition is due each month on the 1st of each and every month and there is a $20.00 late fee for any tuition paid after the 5th of each month. 

PLEASE NOTE THIS IMPORTANT CHANGE – BEAR CARE IS FULL TIME OR PART TIME ONLY.  There is NO DAILY RATE FOR BEAR CARE.  Only in the case of emergency or if a student misses the bus or is not picked up at carpool will a child be sent to Bear Care and you will be billed for a daily rate.  We no longer will track how many days your child comes to Bear Care and charge you a daily rate.  Full time is 5 days a week – Part time is less than 3 days a week.   If you pay the Part-time rate for the month and your child attends more than 2 days a week you will be invoiced for the remaining Full-time tuition. 

We look forward to a wonderful year at Bear Care.  Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions.  My email address is

Pat Crocker
Bear Care Director

BEAR CARE 2016-2017

There is no registration fee for Bear Care but all children must be registered to attend.

FULL TIME BEAR CARE (3-5 DAYS PER WEEK) …………………….………….$130.00

(August, September, October, November, January, February, March, April, May)

DECEMBER FULL TIME BEAR CARE……………………………..…........………. $70.00

PART TIME BEAR CARE (1-2 DAYS PER WEEK)………………….........……….. $70.00

(August, September, October, November, January, February, March, April, May)

DECEMBER PART TIME BEAR CARE………………………………………............$35.00

If there is an emergency situation or if your child is sent to Bear Care because they are not picked up in carpool or if they miss the bus there is a $10.00 fee for that day.  You must pay that when you pick up your child.  

If you are full-time and have more than one child registered full-time in Bear Care you may pay tuition in 2 monthly installments (1st and 15th) of each month.  This only applies to full-time parents with more than one child.  All other full-time and part-time tuition is due on the 1st day of each month.

2016-2017 Bear Care Registration Form 
2016-2017 Bear Care Handbook
2017-2018 Bear Care Summer Camp