School Age Child Care & Latchkey

Ferndale Schools offers before- and after-school latchkey care to preschool and elementary school students. It's fun to stay after school in the Ferndale Schools!

We serve approximately 90 - 100 students every day in the elementary schools. Most of the students are in grades K-3.


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Register NOW for before school and after school child care. 
Register before September 4 and pay a reduced registration fee!


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Elementary Daily Latchkey: Students at Ferndale Lower Elementary and Ferndale Upper Elementary have an opportunity to attend both before and after school latchkey. For rates, times and more information, visit the Before & After School link below. Registration forms are also included below for your convenience.

Early Release Wednesdays:

9/14, 9/28, 10/26, 11/16, 12/14, 1/11, 1/25, 2/15, 3/8, 3/22, 4/19, 5/17

Teachers will be collaborating on important school improvement matters for one hour on several Wednesdays throughout the school year. This means school will be dismissed one hour early on Wednesdays (when school is in session). The district calendar will identify these Wednesdays and parents will receive reminders in advance. Latchkey will be provided on School Improvement Wednesdays for children to remain at school until the regular dismissal time. For students using Latchkey for the one hour only on School Improvement Wednesdays, and not enrolled in daily Latchkey, there is no registration fee and the rates are as follows:
Fee for full year: $100 (paid in advance for all 12 Wednesdays)
Fee per semester: $45 (Paid in advance)
Fee per month: Varies depending on the number of Wednesdays, at $10/Wednesday (Paid 1 week in advance)

Enrichment Camps:

December Break — December 28 - 30
Mid Winter Break — February 2 - 27
Spring Break — April 3 - 7

The Ferndale Schools also offer fun enrichment camps when school is not in session (during the school year), including half and full day camps, and a wonderful Spring Break camp option for our families. More information on how to sign up for camps is posted here prior to each camp experience.

Registration Fee:

$40 per family ($30 per family before September 4, 2016) 

Ferndale Early Childhood Center


6:45 AM to start of school day
Cost: $25 per week, $6 per day


End of school day - 6:00 PM
Cost: $50 per week or $12 per day

Elementary (Upper & Lower)


6:45 AM to 8 AM
Cost: $25 per week, $6 per day


End of school day to 6:00PM
Cost: $50 per week or $12 per day

Early Release Wednesdays:

9/14, 9/28, 10/26, 11/16, 12/14, 1/11, 1/25, 2/15, 3/8, 3/22, 4/19, 5/17

Fee for Full Year: $150 (Paid in advance for all 31 Mondays)
Fee per semester: $85 (paid in advance)
Fee per Monday: $10 per Monday (paid one week in advance)

Half Days:

9/30, 10/21, 10/31, 11/8, 11/23, 1/16, 2/10, 3/17, 3/31, 4/13, 5/5, 5/26, 6/2
(No latchkey last day of school PM)

School dismissal until 6:00 PM
Cost: $20 per day, ($15/sibling)

Full Days:

1/20, 3/15

7:00 AM until 6:00 PM

Lunch provided by parent

Cost: $40 per day (Sibling $30)

Week Long Enrichment Camps:

December Break

12/28 - 12/30

Mid Winter Break

2/20 - 2/24

Spring Break

4/3 - 4/7

7:00 AM until 6:00 PM

Camp registration fee: $10 (No charge if currently enrolled in SACC)

Lunch provided by parent

Full week rate: $125 ($75 sibling)
Daily Rate: $30 Mon/Wed/Fri
Daily Rate: $35 Tues/Thurs (Includes field trip)

More Questions?

Look for answers in our easily searchable Handbook.

Director's Corner

Dina Rocheleau

Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction 


To learn more about Ferndale Schools' School Age Child Care, please call Dina Rocheleau at 248/586-8658 or email

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More Information 

SACC Flyer PDF Document