Welcome to Picolata Crossing Extended Day
Welcome to the best Extended Day program in St Johns County. The Picolata Crossing Extended Day Program is held each day on the campus of Picolata Crossing Elementary School and designed around children and working parents. We provide an energetic environment that is safe and nurturing, and filled with a variety of structured activities that provide opportunities for learning, exercise, social development – and fun.
It’s like a mini-summer camp every day! Parents can be assured that their children are properly supervised and provided with stimulating activities along with an appropriate balance between homework, exercise, skill development, and social activities. We also provide special events such as themed parties, seasonal celebrations, guest speakers, and seasonal sports.
We have been delivering outstanding, child-focused services for over 36 years. In addition to our Extended Day programs, we operate The Village Academy, Village Academy North, and Palencia Montessori Academy. These schools are consistently regarded by our parents and the community with the Best of St Augustine award. Our school age Summer Camp program is also regarded as the best in Northeast Florida. We bring that expertise to the design and execution of Picolata Crossing Extended Day. Our experience operating schools and other Extended Day programs allows us to bring a unique perspective to the daily life of your child.
We value your feedback. If you have questions or concerns, please contact us.
Our Administrator’s email is Jenn@village-academynorth.com.
Before School. Available from 6:30 to 8:00 am each school day.
Morning Extended Day is held at Picolata Crossing Elementary School and is a time for relaxing, playing quiet games, reading books and talking quietly to friends and is a less structured time than the afternoon.
After School. Available from dismissal until 6:00 pm.
Afternoon Extended Day is held at Picolata Crossing Elementary School and includes a variety of daily activities. These include homework time, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) activities, arts and crafts, outside play, inside games, science experiments, cooking, community service, and more.
Enrollment Forms: Please download and complete all forms noted with an asterisk below. You may submit enrollment forms along with the registration fee to the front office administration at Picolata Crossing Elementary OR you may also mail or deliver enrollment forms and a check with the registration to the address below:
- Enrollment Form*
- Child History & Authorizations*
- General Release & Hold Harmless Agreement*
- “The Flu” A Guide For Parents, State of Florida DCF
- Know Your Childcare Facility, Department of Children & Families
- Parent Handbook
Village Academy North
C/O Picolata Crossing Extended Day
5970 Highway US1 North
St. Augustine, Fl 32095
Registration Fees: Please include a check for your registration fee along with your enrollment forms. Registration for one child is $75 (1st child) and there is a maximum of $125 per family. This fee helps pay for snacks and materials/equipment.
Third Party Enrichment Programs:
Most extended day programs in St Johns County schools offer extracurricular enrichment activities that are available for a separate charge. Most of these are for a specific duration, such as 5 or 6 weeks, and meet once each week. All classes start at 3 pm except on Wednesdays (early release days), when the start time is 2 pm. We negotiate with a wide variety of vendors. Each has their own requirements about minimum and maximum numbers of participants, tuition and fees, and program duration. The following programs are currently available for the 2017-18 School Year (subject to participation minimums):
Monday: Club Scientific
Tuesday: Drama Kids
Tuesday: Soccer Shots
Wednesday: Chess Starting January 2018
Thursday: Engineering for Kids
There are 180 days of school attendance each year, and each month has a different number of school days. For your convenience, and to simplify the payment process, we have divided the Extended Day fees into 10 equal payments. If you divide the 180 days of the School Year by 10 payments, each payment is for 18 days of service. All payments are due by the 1st of the month.
State law prohibits attendance if tuition has not been paid. Please help us remain in compliance by making your tuition payments by the due date. A late fee of $25 will be assessed 5 days after the due date (which is the 15th of the prior month), and your child will be disenrolled if payments are not made before the start of the next month.
* Sibling Discount: 25% Family Discount off second child, 10% off third child, and 8% off additional children
* SJCSB Employee, FSDB Teacher, and ACTIVE Military Discount: We offer a 25% discount for St. Johns County School Board Employees, teachers at the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind and ACTIVE Military personnel with a valid ID. Please talk to administration for details.
$75 (1st child). Maximum of $125 per family. This fee helps pay for snacks and materials/equipment.
- Before and After School (Full-Week):
$290 per month.
- Before and After School (4 Days):
$265 per month.
- Before and After School (3 Days):
$215 per month.
- After School Only (Full-Week):
$245 per month.
- After School Only (4 Days):
$228 per month
- After School Only (3 Days):
$176 per month
- After School Only (Wednesday Only):
$75 per month
- Before School Only (Full-Week):
$118 per month
- Before School Only (4 Days):
$108 per month
- Before School Only (3 Days):
$82 per month
After School: $20 per day with paid registration; $30 per day without registration paid (all paperwork must be complete for registered or non-registered students).
Before School: $10 per day with paid registration; $20 per day without registration paid (all paperwork must be complete for registered or non-registered students).
* Drop-In days must be purchased in advanced (minimum of a $100 credit). Your account must be kept current to continue in the program. We will not be able to accept your child without a credit. If before school drop off is ever a last minute decision, you may send a check the day of with a note for Extended Day.
We offer reduced rates to families who qualify for free or reduced lunch. When your family applies for either the free or reduced lunch program, you should receive a letter from the county which identifies the program your family is qualified to use. A copy of this letter must be presented to the Extended Day Program Administrator to be eligible for these discounted rates. Upon presentation of the letter, we will provide the rates which you are to pay. Families who qualify for free lunch will receive 50% off the regular tuition fees. Families who qualify for reduced lunch will receive 25% off the regular tuition fees. Reduced rates do not apply to Wednesday Only services.
Pick-up for After School is 6:00 PM at the latest.
Secure online payments are available through MyProcare