Chamiza Elementary School is one of the sites for PLAY+.
The program, formerly known as Playground Recreation, is a before- and after-school option available at an affordable rate for working families of Albuquerque by the city’s Family and Community Services department. It provides planned, organized and supervised activities for students.
“For kids, PLAY+ is active learning as well as homework help and social-emotional learning through the connections made with supervisors as well as other kids,” Kaseem Baker, manager of the program, said. “For parents, PLAY+ is super convenient in times when they are looking for a little extra support that won’t break the bank. The city offers quality, affordable before- and after-school education and care, and as the school year nears, this program should be top-of-mind as parents consider care options for their kids.”
The program requires a $10 registration fee with weekly costs of $15 for one registered child, $20 for two children, and $25 for three or more children.
Hours are 7 a.m. until school starts and from the end of school until 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. The program is closed on days the school is closed. The Chamiza site begins Aug. 10 with early Wednesday pickup.
Online registration for PLAY+ is required and kicks off at 8 a.m. July 25 with limited space available at each site. Spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. A waiting list will be available if a site fills up, and parents will be notified as space becomes available.
For more information on the program, click here.