The purpose of Before & After School 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.

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.

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, complete an application form and contact Cynthia DeAmat.

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

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

2024-2025 SCHOOL YEAR

Applications are now available for our 2024-2025 Before & After School Care Program. If you would like to reserve a spot for your child, download the 2024-2025 BASC Enrollment Form and return to CEMCS Att. BASC Director Cynthia De Amat or send it via email to

Click here for more information on the 2024-2025 BASC Program.

Registration Fee payment can be paid by cash, check payable to CEMCS or Money Order.

Registration is on a first come – first serve basis.