Before and After School Program in Ballston Spa

School Age Program

Our school age child care program provides care for children ages 5 – 9 years of age. Our program offers before and after school care, full day care during school vacations; school closings, and an exciting summer program. Our structured schedule provides a beautiful balance of play time for socializing, quiet time for reflection, help with homework, and indoor/outdoor active play time to keep our maturing elementary students busy and happy.

Our experienced staff provide a positive mentorship and focus on team work to help shape a solid foundation for lasting friendships. We partner with parents to determine an individualized plan for homework assistance and what works best for the family routine.


Being a part of the Ballston Spa community, we work alongside the Ballston Spa Central School District, therefore children enrolled at KidsFirst Childcare who are within that district will have the opportunity to have bus transportation. Safety is always a top priority. From the bus transportation pick up and drop off, to the care your child receives in the classroom and on the playground, we ensure they are in excellent hands.

For more information regarding our school age program, or learn more about our exciting summer camp, please call 518-309- 3540 today!

Before School:

7am – 8am – Arrival, Breakfast, Open Play

8-8:30am – Bathroom, Hand Washing, Dismissal

After School:

3:30-4pm – Attendance, Bathroom, Hand Washing, Snack

4-4:30pm – Homework Time or Quiet Activity

4:30pm – 5:30pm – Outdoor Time or Indoor Themed Activity

5:30pm-6pm – Open Play and Departures

Full Day Schedule for School Age:

(School Vacations)

7am – 8:30am – Arrival, Breakfast, Open Play

8:30-9am – Arts and Crafts Activity

9-9:30am – Circle Time

(Calendar, Songs, Reading, Theme Discussion)

9:30-10am – Clean up, Bathroom, Hand Washing, Snack

9:30-11am – Enrichment Activity Centers

(Planned Learning Centers: Areas include Science, Math, Language Arts, and Dramatic Play)

11:30-12:30pm – Outdoor Free Play or Indoor Active Play

12:30-1pm Bathroom, Handwashing, Lunch

1 – 2pm – Homework Time or Quiet Activity

2-3pm – Quiet Free Play

3 – 3:30pm – Bathroom, Handwashing, Snack

3:30 – 4:30pm – Board Games/Cards/Table Activities

4:30-6pm – Outdoor Free Play or Indoor Open Play, Departures