Before & After School Programs

Keep your child safe with a quality after school program that will enrich and enhance their school age years. The Recreation and Parks Department offers seven after school programs located throughout the City. Each of the seven locations for the program includes:

  • Qualified staffWacky Tacky Kids day
  • Ratio of 1:16
  • Group activities
  • Homework time
  • Snack time
  • Arts & crafts

Registration dates for the 2022/2023 School Year:

  • City Residents - June 27
  • Non-Residents - July 5

Program Locations

Prices below are for the 2022/2023 school year. 

Before School Program is located at:  

  • Carolina Forest Elementary School (Grades K-5)  

After School Programs are located at:

  • Carolina Forest Elementary School (Grades K-5)
  • Jacksonville Commons Recreation Center (Commons Elementary School, K-5)
  • Northwoods Recreation Center (Grades K - 5)
  • Parkwood Elementary School (Grades K - 5)
  • Bell Fork Elementary (Grades K - 5)

Cost Per Child Per Month
Traditional Calendar
Before School 
After School Program
City Residents$45$95

After school will be offered for Clyde Erwin Elementary School upon competition of the Jack Amyette Recreation Center, which is expected in the fall of 2022. If you would like to be put on the interest list, please call 910 938-5312. 

Northwoods Elementary - Year Round After School

Northwoods Elementary is transitioning back to a year round school for the 2022/2023 school year. The monthly price will be determined by the number of weeks in each moth. 

Year Round School JulyAugSeptOctNovDecJanFebMarAprilMayJune
City Residents$50$95$70$70$95$50$70$95$50$70$95$50

Northwoods Elementary - Year Round Intersession

During Intersession Days, our Kidz Dayz Out Program will be offered in week long blocks at the Northwoods Recreation Center. Each day will involve snack time, group activities, arts and crafts, lunch time, cultural activities, and much more. Each location has qualified and experienced staff members whom have first aid and CPR certification and approved background checks. The staff to student ratio is 1:16.

Please note, the days listed below do not include Teacher Workdays and some holidays. Please see our Kidz Dayz Out program page for additional days not covered by intercession programs. 

Please provide lunch, two snacks and a refillable water bottle each day. Participants need to wear close toed shoes, no sandals.

Program Dates: 

  • July 11 - 15 (program will be  located at the Jacksonville Youth Center)
  • September 19 - 23
  • September 26 - 30
  • October 3 - 7
  • December 19 - 22
  • December 27 - 30
  • January 3 - 6
  • March 20 - 24
  • March 27 - 31
  • April 3 - 6


To register, please Register Here .  If you have more than two children, each additional child after the second is half price. Annual registration for this program begins in July before the school year begins.

For additional information or questions regarding registration, please contact the administrative office at 910 938-5312.