The Before and After School Enrichment (BASE) Programs are designed to provide safe, quality, affordable group care in the school setting; whereby each individual child is enriched with various experiences conducive to their academic, social, and physical development.
History of BASE
The after school programs were initiated by working parents of elementary aged children. It was their feeling that this type of program would best serve their needs and the needs of their children. The phenomenon swept the country and now there are programs established across the nation. Many programs have expanded to include before school, after school, vacations, and summer programs.
Adams 12 Five Star Schools implemented the group care programs in the mid 1980s, as the district and the community saw the need for programs to be offered. The programs were set up geographically and offered to all students of Adams 12 Five Star Schools. The programs have grown and are now offered in nearly all of the district's elementary schools.