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Child Care

Our dedicated staff ensures that each child is provided a compassionate, Christian environment before and after school.

Child Care refers to the non‑academic care provided for Northside 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 regularly for compliance with fire, health, and safety standards, and the service is supervised by Northside staff.


SC DSS Child Care Registration #289

Child Care Rates

$4.20 per hour

(A penalty of $5.00 is charged for each 10 minutes children are left after 6:00pm.)

Changes in Child Care rates take effect the first Monday in September. 

School Year

Early Arrival

Early Arrival workers open the Child Care at 6:30am. If students arrive before 7:40am, when classroom buildings are unlocked, they report to Early Arrival.

Schedule Grades K3-1st Grades 2-12
6:30am – 7:00am Room 107 Room 107
7:00am – 7:40am Room 107 Gym
7:40am Dismissed to classrooms Dismissed to classrooms

Fee: Students in Grade 2 and below are charged for this service. Students in grades 3-5 are charged from 6:30am-7:00am.

Elementary: Late Stay

Students are dismissed from school at the following times:

  • K3-K5 half-day students: 11:15am
  • K3-K5 full day students and Grades 1-5: 3:10pm

Late Stay is available for students after dismissal.

Fee: Students who regularly go to Late Stay are billed from 3:30pm until they are picked up. However, if parents come before 3:30pm, there is no charge for that day. Students who regularly leave school at dismissal time will be taken to Late Stay and charged if parents have not come by 3:30pm.

Middle and High School: After School Study Hall

Secondary students are dismissed from school at 3:15pm. Students who do not have sports practices or other extracurricular responsibilities under the supervision of a staff member report to the After School Study Hall by 3:30pm. Teachers supervise the students and give opportunity for relaxation, socialization, and doing homework.


The Summer Child Care service 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 in order to be eligible for Summer Day Camp. Information is mailed to parents in early May.



The Child Care Service for Pre‑K, 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 and a fingerprint-based background investigation. 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 staff.

Dress Code
  • Shoes and socks must be worn.
  • Clothing with unwholesome slogans, wording, or advertising should not be worn.
  • All other dress standards included in the NCS Parent and Student Handbook apply to Child Care.

Summer Dress Code:

  • Boys: Regular school dress or knee-length shorts and tee-shirts (not tank tops)

  • Girls: Regular school dress or knee-length shorts or loose-fitting slacks/jeans and tee-shirts (not tank or halter tops)

Since the Child Care operates in the facilities of Northside Baptist Church, parents entering the buildings should dress modestly. We appreciate 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.  Student management procedures are outlined in the Statement of Cooperation that is part of the Application for Admission.


The kitchen operates on school days only.

Lunches (which include a drink) may be purchased on a daily basis for $4.00 or a meal for $5.50.  We publish a menu in advance so that parents may send lunch if the meal for the day is not one their child likes.  The menu for the month is visible in ParentsWeb.  Drinks may be purchased separately.


All medication must be labeled with written instructions and remain in the school office during the day.

Emergency Information

We maintain this information in the FACTS SIS (School Information System) which parents input when completing the Online Admission or Enrollment forms. Parents should notify the office of any changes in phone numbers, work schedules, emergency procedures, or persons authorized to pick up their children.

Pick-Up Authorization

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.

Billing Cycle

Child Care and Child Care Lunch charges are posted to accounts each week. Parents may view these at any time on ParentsWeb. They are due 10 days after the invoice date. Payments are made through FACTS.

Contact Us

Reach out to us with any inquiries or to schedule a visit, as we look forward to welcoming you to our faith-driven community.

(843) 797-2690
Email: [email protected]