Before & After Care


We are excited to offer a Before and After School Care program for students this year!  Before care and after care will be offered by the school and must be paid for in advance. Please visit our PARENT PAGE for links to register and pay for Before & After School Care. 
Before and After Care phone number:  970-986-8210, ext. 702.

Days and Hours:
Before care will be from 7:00 am to 8:00 am Monday through Friday.
Aftercare will be from 3:30 pm (right after school) to 5:30 pm Monday through Thursday.
Friday is a half day and will not have aftercare available.
Students may come to either the morning only, the afternoon only, or both.
Childcare will ONLY be offered on scheduled school contact days. Any day school is NOT in session we will NOT have childcare.

Before care (morning only): $10 per day or $50 per week, per child.
After care (afternoon only): $15 per day or $60 per week, per child.
Before care and after care (both morning and afternoon): $20 per day, per child.
Days which have been paid for, but not used, may NOT be rolled over.

Signup and Payment:
Sign-up for the month will go out at least two weeks before payment is due. Families can sign up for the days they will need childcare and pay online (HERE) or in the office BEFORE the first day of childcare for that month. In order to ensure the program will be sustainable and possible we will not be able to accept students who have not prepaid. If tuition is not paid in full by the beginning of the upcoming month of childcare, a 10% fee will be added. If tuition is not paid in full by the end of the first week of childcare, we will not be able to accept the child until payment is received. Children will be sent to the office to wait for a parent or guardian to pick them up.

If disruptive behaviors occur during before or after care, there will be no additional staff to support and assist, so parents will be called to pick up their child or children immediately. If a child needs to be picked up twice, before and after care will no longer be available to them and we will refund any pre-paid days.

Parents will need to sign their children IN for the morning before care and sign their children OUT in afternoon for after care.

Pick up should be prompt. After care ends at 5:30. If a child is not picked up by 5:40, we will call the listed pick up contacts. Any time a parent or guardian has been called to pick up their child, they will have 30 minutes to pick up the child before Child Protective Services is called to pick them up. This includes if a child has not paid and is sent to the office to await pick up or if parents or guardians have been called to pick up their child because of behavior.

There will be no food provided. Children attending after care need to bring an healthy snack. Children attending before care are also welcome to bring food.

Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work.” – Dr. John Trainer

Juniper Ridge Community School

615 Community Lane

Grand Junction, CO 81506

(970) 986-8219

Juniper Ridge Community School is a proud member of the Alliance for Public Waldorf Education.