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After-School Programs

UPDATE: The After-School programs, Afternoon Fun Zone & Storytelling Hour are SOLD OUT! Please download a waitlist form and turn it in ASAP to Pelican Community Park, 18115 North Bay Road.

During the school year, the city offers two options for your child’s care after school. These programs take place across from the Norman S. Edelcup K-8 School, at Pelican Community Park. The programs are run by the city and therefore, are based on residency. Please read the information below for details.

After School Program School Year 2016-2017 – English

After School Program School Year 2016 – 2017 – Espanol

After School Program School Year 2016 – 2017 – Russian

Activity Registration Form

ASP Storytelling Hour
This program is for children in Kindergarten or 1st grade who are enrolled in the Norman S. Edelcup Sunny Isles Beach K-8. This program is from dismissal – 3pm on each weekday, except Wednesday. The purpose of this program is to serve those families where one sibling is dismissed at 2pm and the other sibling is dismissed at 3pm. Students are picked up directly from their classrooms at dismissal, and brought over to Pelican Community Park. Students are provided with a snack, and enjoy various activities such as storytelling, arts & crafts, and physical games. At 3:00 p.m., students are walked back to school for dismissal, either to the bus, parent drive up, or parent walk up. Enrollment is limited to 50 students. After enrollment is full, we will begin a wait list.

Afternoon Fun Zone
This program is for any child enrolled in the Norman S. Edelcup Sunny isles Beach K-8. This program runs Monday through Friday, (school days only) from dismissal until 6:00 p.m. Students are either picked up from their classrooms or from the cafeteria, depending upon their grade level. They will be provided a snack, start their homework, and participate in various fun activities, such as arts & crafts, sports and games. Students are divided into groups of 10, based on grade level, and each group of 10 students has one counselor. Enrollment is limited to 300 participants. After enrollment is full, we will begin a wait list.

All Day Fun Zone
This program is offered on Teacher Planning Days for school-aged children.
Program Days: August 30, October 3, October 12, November 8, November 23, January 23, March 24.

How to Register:
During registration period, visit Pelican Community Park to register. You must complete a registration form per child, pay the registration fee, and pay the first session in full. There is no deposit. A copy of your child’s birth certificate is required as part of the registration. In addition, in order to receive the resident discount, you must provide a utility bill (phone, cable, or electricity ONLY) dated within the last three months OR a copy of your lease ALONG WITH a letter from the condo management office. A voter’s registration or current vehicle registration is also acceptable.

Registration Dates:
Saturday, July 23, 2016  – Open to Residents (Proof of residency required,)
Saturday, August 6, 2016 – Open to All

Registration Hours:
Monday – Saturday 9:00 am – 8:30 pm
Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 pm

Pick Up:
Students must be signed out on the dismissal sheet at the front desk by the parent and/or another authorized person. All parents or authorized persons picking up a student should carry a photo ID at all times. Students will not be dismissed to your vehicle. All students must be picked up by 6pm. The Late Pick Up Policy is as follows:

  • 6:00pm – 6:15pm  $10
  • 6:16pm – 6:30pm  $20
  • After 6:30pm        $20 plus $1 per minute for every minute after 6:30pm
  • After 9:00pm        Your child will be taken to the Sunny Isles Beach Police Department

Payment for late fees must be paid on the date of the incident.

Payment Procedure:
Afterschool programs are paid by session. Payments are due on the last Tuesday of the week before the new session begins. If payment is not made, your spot will be forfeited and you will NOT be notified. If space is still available and you come to pay after the due date, a late fee of $5.00 per day (including Saturdays and Sundays) will apply, AND it will take approximately 24 hours to process your payment (i.e. your child will NOT be picked up if payment was received that same day). Absenteeism does not change fees. Payment can be made via cash, checks money order, or credit card (VISA/Mastercard/American Express).

For check payments, please adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Make checks payable to “City of Sunny Isles Beach.”
  • Please write your child’s name on the bottom of the check.
  • If a check is returned for insufficient funds, we should receive payment within 2 days or your child may not be allowed to continue attending the program. Payment must be made in cash or by money order for the amount on the NSF check, plus a $30 bounced check fee.
  • If we receive more than one NSF check, you will be required to pay all future payments in cash or by money order.

If your child has been enrolled in the program and you wish to withdraw him;her, please notify the office in writing. Notice must be given at least 7 days prior to withdrawal in order to receive a refund.

Download Wait-List Form