School-Age Childcare

Kids at Before & After School Program
The City of East Lansing Parks, Recreation & Arts Department offers quality School-Age Childcare for children grades kindergarten through 5th grade, including Before & After School and Summer Camp programs. Email for additional information.

Before & After School Program (K- 5th grade)

The Before & After School Program (B&A) is available to children (kindergarten through 5th grade) enrolled in the East Lansing Public Schools. The program is offered in certain elementary schools during the academic calendar year.

Summer Camp

Summer Camp reservations began on Monday, April 11, 2022.  If you are interested in attending please email Julie Anne Jennings at to see if space is available for your child to attend.  Due to limited space, all registrations will be processed through Julie Anne Jennings.  The tentative start of camp will be Monday, June 13, 2022.

Winter Break Childcare

Winter Break Childcare will be offered at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center for children enrolled in the Before & After School Program. Childcare will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Hours of operation are 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Participants are eligible for enrollment the month before break. The deadline for signup and payment is two weeks before break. For more information, email Julie Anne Jennings.

Inclement Weather

All B&A programs are closed when the East Lansing Public Schools are closed for inclement weather. If schools are dismissed early for this reason After School Care will not be offered.

Details & Activities
Before School Mon-Fri 7 a.m. - school Free choice, games, homework
After School Mon-Fri School - 5:45 p.m. Arts & crafts, homework, outdoor play, gym.
Half Day Available on half days Noon - 5:45 p.m. Arts & crafts, homework, outdoor play, gym.
Break Care Winter, mid-winter & spring breaks 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Arts & crafts, outdoor play, seasonal activities
Summer Camps One-week sessions
Arts & crafts, outdoor play, seasonal activities