Extended Care

We recognize busy lives and the challenges that face families, and we strive to alleviate challenges as we can. We offer before and after school care for all enrolled students. Students may be signed in as early as 7 a.m. in the morning. After dismissal from the regular school day, extended care is available until 6 p.m.

Extended Care Hours

AM Care Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 7:50 a.m.
PM Care Monday – Thursday 3:25 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday 1:25 p.m. – 6 p.m.


We create a fun-filled atmosphere uniquely designed for active Bethany Christian School families. We offer nurturing, friendly staff and plenty of fun activities that spur creativity. You can be assured that your child feels secure and at home, and looks forward to our time together. Part of our safety is that their homeroom teachers escort your child directly to our afternoon program.

Although our Extended Care program is less structured than the regular school day, there is a set schedule the students follow. Specific time is planned for indoor and outdoor play, crafts, snacks, and various activity centers. Embedded in the program is a 20-minute time period for homework. Morning care features open play time on our spacious playground and sport court so your child can play their favorite games with friends until school starts at 8:15 a.m.:  basketball, soccer, foursquare, football, jump roping and more. Our Extended Care program does not take campus field trips or provide transportation.

Because school is out at 1:15 on Fridays, we turn up the fun during the longer time span spent together. Special events are scheduled throughout the year to add some additional fun. Examples of these events include “Electronic Game Day,” “Fun Friday” and “Water Fun Day.”

Daily activities and healthy snacks support your child’s good eating and fitness habits.

Common to all licensed extended care programs, our facility is licensed by, and our staff meets the standards of, the Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Child Care Licensure. Our staff is highly trained in safety and receives the latest educational training. At least one staff member with current training in First Aid and CPR is present at the facility at all times. Every child must be signed in and out by you or individuals preauthorized to pick up your child for you. In addition, Bethany Christian School is a registered child care provider for NACCRRA’s Give Army Parents a Break which provides military families up to 16 hours of free child care each month for each of their eligible children.

For more information, please call our Extended Care office at (480) 815-4212 or contact our Extended Care Director, Kary Sterkowitz, at ksterkowitz@bethanychristianschool.org or our Extended Care Assistant Director, Coy Seabrooke, at cseabrooke@bethanychristianschool.org.

We look forward to meeting you in person to explain further the special nature of this program, and to share more about our school’s offerings that will fit your needs. To schedule a tour, please call our office at (480) 752-8993 or email us at info@bethanychristianschool.org.