Before & After School Program
Our Before & After School Program is for children in 1st – 6th grade attending Bainbridge, East High, or Bear Creek Elementary Schools. Kindergartners use the after school program as part of their wrap around care. If you are looking for Kindergarten Before & After School, please scroll down to the Kindergarten Program. We are open from 6:30 am until the start of school and again from the end of the school day until 6 pm. We are located directly in the schools so you simply drop off and pick up your child at the school your child attends. We provide a breakfast program and an afternoon snack. Our curriculum follows the PA Learning Standards and provides activities in all areas. Children have time for homework, rest, play and active games. GEARS Kids Center focuses on social, emotional and interpersonal skills. We help children solve problems and handle their emotions in a constructive and acceptable way. We also offer opportunities to learn life skills such as cooking, sewing, addressing an envelope and more! Please contact GEARS Kids Center Director at 717-367-0119.
Late Start, Early Dismissals & No School Days Only
If you have care for your children on a normal school day but need care on a day that school opens late, closes early or is closed all together, this is the program for you! You fill out a contact in the beginning of the school year and then just call us and let us know at least 10 days prior to the day, except weather related closings, that your child will be attending. Your child would attend the before and after school site at their school for half days and Bear Creek Elementary for scheduled full days off. Weather related closings are usually held at the GEARS Community Center. Breakfast or snack in the afternoon would be available along with a range of activities. Please contact GEARS Kids Center Director at 717-367-0119.
The Summer Programs runs during Summer months for ages 3.6 years to 11 years. We are open 6:30 am – 6 pm Monday through Friday. Summer Camp is typically held at one of the Elizabethtown Area School District Elementary Schools and at our GEARS Community Center. Please contact GEARS Kids Center Director at 717-367-0119.
Our Preschool Program is for children 3.6 – 5 years of age and is located in the GEARS Community Center Building. Children PLAY and learn about the world around them. Our program uses the Early Learning Scales Curriculum, which is based on active learning through children’s play. We also use the PATHS Curriculum to support the child’s social and emotional development. Our teachers use the children’s interest to create fun, educational and engaging activities for the children. We offer full day care or part day care depending on your needs. Please contact GEARS Kids Center Director at 717-367-0119.
Kindergarten Before & After School Program
Our Before & After School Program for Kindergarten are for children that attend Bainbridge and East High Elementary schools. We offer wrap around services for full-time and part-time care. Transportation is provided by GEARS Kids Center for mid-day transportation for a.m. and p.m. kindergarten sessions. Please contact GEARS Kids Center Director at 717-367-0119.