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Before and After Care Program

Before and After Care Program
Halethorpe Elementary School


Licensed childcare for children

  • Attending Halethorpe Elementary School, Grades Kindergarten-5th grade

  • Located in the Recreation Room at Halethorpe Elementary School

Hours of Operation:

  • Before Care – 7:30 am to 9:00 am (Breakfast included)

  • After Care – 3:50 pm to 5:30 pm (Snack included)

Cost Per Week

  • One Child:

    • Before Care $45.00

    • After Care $50.00

    • Before and after care $90.00

  • Two Children

    • Before Care $85.00

    • After Care $95.00

    • Before and after care $175.00

Registration Fee

  • Per Child $30.00 (Non-refundable)

Note: Payment is required weekly for all days regardless of absence, school closings for holidays, meetings, weather and Christmas and Spring Break.  You must notify staff that you wish to take your child out of the program in order for the required payments to stop.

For more information and to register please call 410-887-1449


Preschool Pals At Halethorpe Elementary School

Sponsored by the Arbutus Recreation Council

Program Information

Enroll your child in this state licensed developmentally and educationally oriented program for preschool aged children.  

  • The program offers a nice balance of social/free play and teacher directed learning activities.

  • The program staff works hard to provide a warm nurturing environment in which the physical, social, emotional and cognitive growth of each child is addressed.

  • It is a good prelude to Pre-K and Kindergarten, where children will be introduced to the structure of organized activities as well as time away from mom and dad.

  • We have small class sizes with two degreed teachers.

  • Classes for ages 3, 4, & 5 and possibly 2 year olds, depending on class size (must be toilet trained)

  • We will be following all COVID-19 protocol rules which are required by the Maryland State Department of Education

Program Cost and Times Per Month

  • Non-Refundable Registration Fee $30.00

  • 9:30 -12:00

    • Monday – Friday $230.00

    • 4 Days Per week $184.00

    • Monday, Wednesday, Friday $138.00 or 3 days of your choice

    • Tuesday and Thursday $92.00 or 2 days of your choice

To Register please call 410-887-1449

Classes Begin on Tuesday September 7, 2021


Halethorpe Summer Pals

Summer 2022

Halethorpe Summer Pals is a licensed summer camp for young children beginning June 21, 2022 and ending August 11, 2022.  This camp is for children ages 3-7 years old. (Children must be toilet trained.) Summer Pals includes teacher directed activities, crafts, outdoor fun, gymnasium play, social and free play, singing and music.  Weekly themes are explored that provide fun and educational enrichment. This program is held in the Recreation Room at Halethorpe Elementary School. There is a $40.00 per child non-refundable registration fee. Full Day and Half Day camp hours are offered.  Full Day hours are 9:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m. Half Day hours are 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. OR 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Full Day Campers should bring a lunch and a snack.  Half Day Campers should bring a snack.

Payment for this program must be made weekly and are as follows:

Days Weekly ½ Day

2 Days $  90.00   $  45.00

3 Days $130.00 $  67.50

4 Days $180.00   $  90.00

5 Days $225.00 $112.50

Part time camp Attendance is also available if you do not want to attend for the entire 8 weeks.

Summer Pals will be closed on Monday, July 4th for the holiday and Tuesday, July 19th for Election Day.  You are required to pay for holiday closings.

To register, please contact Dawn Robertson or Christine Clark at 410 887-1449.

Contact Us

Arbutus Recreation & Parks Council

865 Sulphur Spring Road 
Arbutus, Maryland 21227

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 410-887-6994
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