***Holiday/Snow Day Program***
The online portion of the Holiday/Snow Day registration for 2015-2016 will be accessible by Monday, October 12.The registration may only be completed by attending a class and paying the initial registration fee at Hardin Park. The class will be repeated each evening at Hardin Park October 19-23 promptly at 6:00 p.m. Parents arriving late will be asked to attend another class. After the dates listed, registration will be by appointment only through the program coordinator .
How do I enroll my child?
Please note that registration is required before a child can attend the program. Because licensinginformation may be found on this page below). Please bring the registration fee of $220.00 per child to your pre-scheduled appointment with the program coordinator. Payment must be received at the time of registration. A complete description of costs is available by clicking on the "2015-2016 Fees" file under the "Parent Forms and Information" section below.
regulations require that certain policies be explained directly to parents, even when the policies are also
provided in writing, registration must be completed in person with the Program Coordinator. However, you
can speed up registration by filling out the on line registration form. After your registration is submitted, contact the program coordinator to make an appointment to attend a policy class (Program Coordinator contact
If you need a computer to fill out our online registration, please ask the program coordinator.
After the initial registration in October , registration is by appointment only
The Holiday/Snow Day program is licensed as a school-age child care program by the NC
Division of Child Development and offers supervised educational, recreational, and enrichment activities.
The program operates 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. for Watauga County Schools students in grades K-5 at Hardin
Park elementary school on some holidays, teacher work days, or when schools are closed due to
Program Personnel and Management
The Hardin Park after school Program Coordinator is in charge of daily operations on-site, including supervision of
staff, activity planning, ordering and organizing materials and supplies, and compliance with licensing
regulations and program polices. Most personnel are ASU students majoring in child development or a related field.
All personnel receive criminal background checks and each center has personnel trained in CPR and First Aid.
Child/staff ratios are typically in the range of 14-18:1. Overall program management is provided by
Pam Shirley (264-7190).
Fees for each child are $22.00 per day. For complete costs see "2015-16 FEES" at the bottom of the page. Since we must hire and pay staff based on expected attendance, fees are charged for each day a child is registered to attend, including absences. All children registered for the snow option must pay for all snow days that the program operates during the time they are registered whether the child attends or not. The days listed on the registration are the only optional days. There will be NO REFUNDS for optional days for which a child is registered AND/OR snow days that occur while a child is registered.
Subsidies are available to eligible parents through the Department of Social Services, Caldwell Community College (students only), and clients of WAMY Community Action. A Reduced Rate application is available for parents of students who receive a free or reduced price lunch and who are not eligible for assistance from DSS or other sources. Parents must apply and be approved for the Reduced Rate.There are a limited number of spaces available for this subsidy. Once reduced rate spaces are filled persons who apply and are approved will be placed on a waiting list until a space comes available. The costs of two snacks daily and program supplies are included in the program fees (see complete Fee Scale at the bottom of the page). Each child must bring his/her own lunch.
Click on the files listed below for additional forms and information.