Before and After School Program

The Before and After School Program is a fee-based program for students in kindergarten through 5th grade. We provide a safe and caring environment for your child/children to interact and participate in enrichment activities. Please stop by our before/after school room for an application.

Before/After School Program is currently at capacity. Please ask to be put on the waitlist to join the program when there is an opening.

Hours of Operation

Morning: 6:30 – 8:30 AM

Afternoon: 3:10 – 6:00 PM

We are open each day school is in session, including early dismissal days.

Registration Fee (non-refundable)

Single child - $25

Family - $35


Weekly Fees - Before School

1 child - $45

2 children - $65

3 children - $85


Weekly Fees - After School

1 child - $65

2 children - $100

3 children - $135


Late Payment Fee: $10.00 each week, per child.

Late Pick Up Fee: $1.00 per minute starting at 6:00 PM, per child.


Returned Check Fee - $15.00

We will redeposit a returned check the first time the check is returned to us.  If the check is returned a second time, a $15 fee will be assessed to your account and all payments will need to be cash for the remainder of the school year.  



Payments are due on each Friday or on the first day of attendance every week.

The Florida Constitution Article VII prohibits the School District of Lee County to extend credit to any individual. Due to these guidelines, we must adhere to this policy.

Paying by Check

Include child’s first and last name in the check memo area.

Make check payable to Gateway Elementary School.


Drop-Off Policy

The morning program begins at 7:00 AM

For safety reasons, parents must walk students into the before school room each morning and sign students in.


Pick-Up Policy

Parents must walk into the after school room and sign out students.

For your child’s safety, a photo ID may be required when picking up students.

Unauthorized persons will NOT be permitted to remove a child from the facility.


Dismissal from the Program

Three behavior incidents, three late payments, or three late pick-ups after 6:00 are grounds for dismissal.


Homework Assistance

There is a block of time set aside for students to work on their homework.  Our staff will offer assistance, but cannot offer one-on-one tutoring or small group.  It is recommended for parents to check their child’s homework each day for accuracy and completion.  In the event homework is completed early, students are required to have a book to read.     



Any medications that your child/children need to take during program hours must be registered with the Program Director and the school clinic. If a child receives medication during the program hours, the parents MUST fill out an authorization form and return it to school.


A healthy snack will be provided by the After School Program. You may also send a healthy snack from home; however, candy and soda are not allowed

Toys, Games and Personal Items

Please put your child’s name on all personal belongings.  Toys are not permitted in the program.  All cell phones and electronic devices must be kept in their book bag. 



Our mission is to provide childcare that meets the needs of each child and family in a safe, respectful educational environment.