After School Program

Students can play, run off energy, read quietly in the Library, grab a snack, hang with friends, or start on homework before and after school at Emerson. It’s available daily and students can simply drop in—no need to pre-register or pre-pay.

Your child’s well-being is paramount to our caring and dedicated staff. The After School Program is fully licensed by the State of Michigan Department of Human Services and follows all of its rules and guidelines.

+ 2023-2024 After School Program Parent Guide
+ Middle School After Care Program

For any additional questions, please contact our Director of Summer and Auxiliary Programs Director, Carly Meloche at or call 734-660-5108.


Lower School
Children in the Morning Child Care program have the option of reading, drawing, coloring, doing homework, hanging out with friends, or playing games in the library or gym. Y5-2 Morning Child Care meets in the Library and 3-5 morning care meets in the gym and commons area. Morning Care is supervised by Emerson teachers and After School Staff Members. All students in the building prior to 8:20am must sign in to Morning Child Care and will be billed at the rate of $9 per day at the end of each month.

Middle School
Morning Child Care is not offered for Middle School students.  The building opens at 7:30am and when Middle School students enter the building, they are welcome to stay in the Middle School hallway preparing for the day.


After school dismisses, students who are staying after school sign into our program in the library or MS Room 219.  We provide a snack each day and outside play time.  All students must be signed out by an adult with a PIN when they are picked up.

Young Fives through 4th Grade
Any and all Y5-4th grade students who are not picked up curbside by 3:10pm will be signed in to the After School Program. Any and all 5th grade students who are not picked up curbside by 3:20pm will be signed into the After School Program. All students signed into aftercare on a given day will be separated by their respective grade divisions: Y5-2, 3-5, and 6-8. Children in the After School Program will sign in with an After School Staff Member at their grade divison’s designated location. Students will be directed to these specific locations by their teachers and After School Staff Members. Upon signing into the After School Program, students will be given a pre-packaged snack which they will eat outside. In their grade division’s indoor location, students will have games, crafts, activities, and ample opportunity for creative and self directed play available to them. In addition, After School Staff Members may lead various planned activities each week. These are optional but open to all students interested in participating.

5th Grade through 8th Grade
Any and all Middle Schools students who are not picked up curbside by 3:20pm must check in to the After School Program. Middle School students report to their designated spaces in Middle School classrooms to sign in to the After School Program. Students will have supervised free time that they may use for activities inside or outside on the playground. Good homework habits are encouraged and a supervised homework space is available. Middle School students have the added privilege of using their devices after school as long as it remains school-appropriate. If Middle School students stay after school for a practice or activity and are not picked up promptly at the end of this sport or activity, they must sign in to the After School Program and will be charged for that time spent.