Before and After School

The purpose of Before & AfterSchool Care (BASC) at Casa Esperanza is to serve the different needs of families for extended care. Our goal is to offer consistent, enriched environments where children can feel comfortable, safe and nurtured.

BASC provides exposure to materials and activities the child might not otherwise receive in school. Thus, the program should, and does, differ from the preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school classrooms.  Offerings include non-Montessori materials and activities such as dress-up, board and card games, toys and puzzles. Teachers provide age-appropriate direction in areas such as art, organized games, sports and strategic games. Most important, we believe BASC should provide the essential ingredients of a “neighborhood” and even an “extended family” which has become important to our children. We are committed to offering unscheduled and undirected time during which mixed ages can do homework, socialize and create their own activities supported by the staff as facilitators. We are also committed to providing flexibility in the flow of the afternoons to accommodate the different needs of students.

Current School Year

Please note that the 2017-2018 before and after school program is at full at this time. To obtain a spot on the wait list contact Dionne Smith at

We do reserve 2 drop-in spots for emergencies. These spots are on a first come first serve basis. To reserve a drop in spot fill out an application and contact Dionne Smith at

Please remember to pack a healthy snack for your child to have during after school care.

If you have an emergency and need to reach someone in the childcare program during childcare hours (3pm-6pm), please call the  BASC cell phone at 919-749-6343. Please leave a message with a call back number.