Child Care

Child Care refers to the non-academic care provided for NCS students. Only children enrolled in the academic programs of the school may stay in Child Care. The purpose for this service is to provide parents who cannot care for their children before or after school hours a compassionate, Christian environment for them. The facilities are inspected annually for compliance with fire, health, and safety standards, and the service is supervised by NCS.

K3 through grade 2 enjoy outdoor play as well as indoor table games and activities. Grades 3 – 5 have a structured study time each Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday afternoons. All age levels are given an afternoon snack at no additional charge.


Early Arrival workers are on the job at 6:30 AM. If students arrive before 7:40 AM, when classroom buildings are unlocked, they must report to Early Arrival. Students in grade two and below are charged for this service. Students in grades 3-6 are charged from 6:30-7:00.


Time K3-1 2-12
6:30 – 7:00 Room 107 107
7:00 – 7:40 Room 107 GYM
7:40 Students dismissed to their classrooms Students dismissed to their classrooms


K3-K5 half-day students are dismissed at 11:15, K3-K5 full day and grades 1-5 at 3:05. Students who regularly go to Late Stay are billed from dismissal time until they are picked up. However, if parents come before 3:30, there is no charge for that day. Students who regularly leave school at dismissal time will be taken to Late Stay 15 minutes after dismissal, if parents have not come.



Secondary students are dismissed at 3:15. Students who are not involved in athletic practices or other official extracurricular responsibilities under the supervision of a faculty or staff member must report to After School Study Hall by 3:30. Teachers supervise the students, giving opportunity for the completion of homework, relaxation, and socialization. The rate is $3.60 per day. At 4:00 the remaining students will be sent to Child Care. The rate for Child Care is $3.60 per hour.


The summer child care program is structured on a Day Camp format. A regular schedule of devotions, singing, sports, crafts, music, rest, etc., is followed. The registration fee, separate from the hourly charge, covers the entrance fees for all the field trips and special activities. Summer music, sports, or Fifth Quarter programs supplement the service. Children must have been enrolled for the spring term or enrolled for the fall to be eligible for Summer Day Camp. Information is mailed to parents in early May.


Child Care charges are posted to accounts each week. Child Care lunches must be pre-paid on FACTS.

Families whose accounts become 30 days past due may lose the use of NCS Child Care.


The Child Care rate is $3.60 per hour. Changes in Child Care rates take effect the first Monday in September. A penalty of $5.00 is charged for each 10 minutes children are left after 6:30 PM. 



The Child Care Service for Pre-school, Kindergarten, and Grades 1-5 is supervised by the Child Care Supervisor working with the Educational Administrator. All workers with direct access to children have passed a SLED criminal history check. At least one worker certified in CPR and First Aid is on site during Child Care operating hours. The service for grades 6-12 is supervised by selected faculty/staff.


Boys: Regular school dress or knee-length shorts and T-shirts (no tank tops)
Girls: Regular school dress or knee-length shorts or loose-fitting slacks/jeans and T-shirts (no tank or halter tops)

All students:

Shoes and socks must be worn.
Clothing with unwholesome slogans, wording, or advertising may not be worn.
Any other dress standards included in the NCS Parent/Student Handbook apply.
Because the Child Care operates in the facilities of Northside Baptist Church, parents entering the buildings should be dressed modestly. We appreciate the observance of our no smoking request anywhere on campus.


Disruptive, disrespectful, or disobedient behavior is unacceptable, and a parent may lose the use of Child Care services if his child continues to conduct himself inappropriately. The disciplinary procedures outlined in the Student Handbook provide a general guideline.


Lunches (which include a drink) may be purchased on a daily basis. The price is $4.00. We publish a menu in advance so that parents may send lunch if the meal for the day is not the child’s favorite. The menu for the month is visible in InfoDirect. Drinks may be purchased separately. The kitchen is closed on non-school days.



All medication must be clearly labeled and remain in the school office during the school day. Written instructions must be provided.


The School Office maintains this information from the Database Information sheet you submit upon enrollment. Parents should notify the office of any changes in phone numbers, work schedules, emergency procedures, or persons authorized to pick up their children.


Parents provide a list of persons authorized to pick up children from Child Care. Children will not be released to any other person without written or phone authorization from the parent. Calling in advance to notify us of such changes will save time and inconvenience for the person picking up the children.