The Metuchen Before and After School Care (B.A.S.C.) Program is housed right at Campbell School, and for kindergarteners, we are also right at Moss School for our K-Wrap program. Owned and operated by The B.A.S.C. Network, Metuchen B.A.S.C. has been providing before and after school care since September, 1992. B.A.S.C. is licensed by the State of New Jersey’s Department of Youth and Family Services and adheres to the quality standards set forth by the National School Age Care Alliance.
The B.A.S.C. program provides a well-planned, flexible schedule of activities in a supervised environment. Children select from a wide variety of activities including, but not limited to: indoor and outdoor play, games and sports, arts and crafts, cooking, science, rest and reading. Homework time and assistance are a part of the B.A.S.C. program.
Children and parents decide if homework is to be completed during B.A.S.C. Breakfast is provided for our A.M. students and a snack is offered in the afternoon.
Hours of Operation
- AM BASC: 7am until start of school day
- PM BASC: end of school day to 6pm (extended care available until 6:30pm)
- K-Wrap: 7:45am-10:50am (morning session) | 11:25am-2:30pm (afternoon session)
The Metuchen B.A.S.C. Program operates at the above times on all days school is in session. The afternoon session will begin earlier on half-days. When school is closed for vacation days, B.A.S.C. will also be closed. We also offer a drop-in program that allows your child to attend B.A.S.C. on an “as needed” basis for a daily fee.
On days when school is closed due to inclement weather, the B.A.S.C. program will also be closed. On days when there is a delayed opening, the AM B.A.S.C. program will also be delayed. In the case of an early dismissal due to bad weather, the program will be closed.
All B.A.S.C. personnel are experienced and highly qualified. Our staff consists of both certified teachers and aides, all of whom are trained in First Aid and CPR. Although New Jersey state ratio requirements allow a maximum ratio of 18:1 (children to staff), the B.A.S.C. program adheres to a self-imposed ratio of 12:1 or better in order to best meet the needs of all enrolled children.