PlayLearnGrow The Christa McAuliffe School Age Program is a state licensed day care facility. Our staff consists of certified teachers and para-professionals caring for your children and planning activities that are age appropriate and safe. At least one staff member on duty at all times is CPR and first aid certified. Parents are welcome to observe their children at anytime. The School Age Program is a service offered during the school year for school age children. Children are involved in various activities including  reading, homework, games, and physical activities both indoors and outdoors!



    Fifth grade teacher, Katie Skinner, is the director. If you have any questions, please call or email at 973-9998 or mcauliffelatchkey@usd259.net.

    All of our latchkey workers have experience with children. All of our workers are also employees at CMA during the day as well!


    Monday –Friday:
    6:30 AM - 7:45 AM 3:40 PM – 6:00 PM

    Latchkey is open when school is in session. It is closed on In-service days and holidays.


    Enrollment Fee: $15.00/full pay or $13.00/reduced pay

    Full Pay: $6.00/day per child
    Reduced Pay: $5.00/day per child

    Late Pick Up: $1.00/minute per child after 6pm

    Late Payment: $5.00/week per account posted at 6pm last day of the school week

    Payments are due in advance of childcare. You can pay online at www.MyPaymentsPlus.com. Please forward your confirmation email to mcauliffelatchkey@usd259.net. Checks may be written out to CMA SAP. There is a drop box in the library for cash & check payments.

    Reduced pay is determined by your lunch/enrollment fee eligibility.

    A third child in the family will receive a 50% discount!

    Families are charged every week based on the schedule they sign up for. Each child is required to be scheduled for at least two days a week. This schedule is what we use to make sure we are adequately staffed.


    CMA Latchkey is a safe place for students to go before and after school! In the mornings we have a quiet activity time. Students then have the option to go to breakfast (paid through the office by parents) or remain in latchkey until the first bell. In the afternoons, latchkey provides a nutritional snack. After snack, we go outside for some fresh air and activity then have reading, homework, and free play time. We strive for our latchkey students to learn social skills and responsibility all while having a FUN time!