The CAP CARE 4K wrap around program is part of a state licensed group child care facility that provides enrichment based, wrap around care and programming for children in 4K. CAP CARE is located in the Cambridge Elementary School. Our curriculum and activities are in alignment with the YoungStar and the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards. This program is designed to give children an opportunity to explore, invent, discover, create, share, and learn with other children. Every class will be divided into structured and open ended learning while focusing on fun. Free play, circle time, music, art, enrichment, story time, and movement will be incorporated every week in various ways.   

Play based learning
Children are naturally motivated to play. A play-based program builds on this motivation, using play as a context for learning. In this context, children can explore, experiment, discover and solve problems in imaginative and playful ways. A play-based approach involves both child-initiated and teacher-supported learning. We will encourage children’s learning and inquiry through interactions that aim to stretch their thinking to higher levels. For example, while children are playing with blocks, a teacher can pose questions that encourage problem solving, prediction and hypothesizing. The teacher can also bring the child’s awareness towards mathematics, science and literacy concepts, allowing them to engage with such concepts through hands-on learning.


Fees and attendance
One time initial $30 registration fee per child. Payment of this fee secures your child's spot for the upcoming enrollment
$4.75 per hour
Hot lunch can be purchased for an additional $3.40 per day
*  Hot lunch is received through the school and is served family style
Participants must attend a minimum of three times per week
CAP CARE accepts check, cash, credit card, or Wisconsin Shares
Registration for the upcoming school year opens in February. Children can be added to interest lists for upcoming years

Hours of care
Monday- Thursday
6:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. for before school care
8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. for before 4K care
11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. for after 4K care
3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. for after school care
6:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

*  CAP CARE will operate on all non-school days except for major holidays
*  CAP CARE will NOT operate during emergency closings for the school district due to weather
*  CAP CARE may be closed for a period of time at the end of the summer (this time will be announced in February)

Daily schedule
Before school care
6:00 a.m.-7:15 a.m. Free Play
7:15 a.m.-7:30 a.m. Breakfast
7:30 a.m.-7:45 a.m. Clean up

Before 4K care 
8:00-8:30 Free Play
8:45-9:00 Clean up & Bathroom
9:00-9:30 Snack &Story
9:30-10:00 Free Play & Enrichment Activity
10:00-10:15 Clean up & Bathroom
10:15-10:45 Outside
10:45-10:50 Bathroom
10:50-11:00 Wiggle Activity
11:00-11:30 Lunch
11:30-11:45 Clean up & Story
11:45-12:00 Bathroom & walk to 4K

After 4K care 
10:50-11:00 Bathroom
11:00-11:30 Lunch
11:30-11:45 Clean up  & Bathroom
11:45-12:00 Circle time & Story
12:00-12:40 Outside
12:40-12:45 Bathroom
12:45-1:15 Rest time
1:15-2:30 Free Play & Enrichment Activity
2:30-2:45 Clean up & Bathroom

After school care
2:45-3:15 Snack
3:15-4:00 Outside
4:00-6:00 Free Play & Enrichment Activity