29 Hickory Drive
Groton, CT 06340
The School Age Care (SAC) program provides quality care for children, 5 to 12 years old (enrolled in kindergarten through sixth grade), in a safe and supportive environment. This program offers before- and after-school care; school vacation care; professional development and day care; and hourly drop-in care. Children can also participate in “Camp Ojiketan” summer camp. The School Age Care program is a member of the Boys & Girls Club of America and a partner with 4-H and has been accredited by the Council on Accreditation.
Fees — Fees are determined by your total family income and are based on a sliding scale. Fees are set by Congress, are subject to change each fiscal year and are paid semimonthly.
Waiting List — Eligible patrons include the following: active-duty military personnel, DOD civilians, Reservists on active duty or inactive duty for training, retirees and DOD contractors. All eligible patrons should apply for care through the website http://militarychildcare.com. Call 860-448-6843 for details or stop in at any SUBASE New London Child and Youth Program.
Call 860-448-6838 for more information. In order to remain active on the waiting list, information should be updated quarterly.
Registration — Once you are offered a spot for your child, you will have 24 hours to accept or decline it. If you accept the position, you will need to register your child in the program. This involves bringing your most recent LES and spouse’s pay stub along with a military ID card. If you are a single military parent or dual military family, a Dependent Care Plan must also be submitted prior to your child’s attendance. These forms can be acquired from PSD. You will be required to make a nonrefundable deposit at the time of registration. This deposit can be used toward your child’s first week of attendance in the program. For Camp Ojiketan enrollment, an additional registration fee for a T-shirt and water bottle will be charged.
Transportation — Transportation is provided by school bus or foot to Charles Barnum, Mary Morrisson, Gales Ferry Elementary and Juliet Long schools. In addition, buses from Fitch Middle School, Sacred Heart, Winthrop, Steadfast Academy and the Regional Multicultural Magnet School pick up and drop off children at the program.
Meals — The SAC Program provides breakfast, lunch on no-school days and an after-school snack for your child.
SUBASE Youth Center
29 Hickory Drive (Off Base)
Groton, CT 06340
The Youth Center conducts numerous programs designed to inspire and enable all young people to realize their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. Programs include open recreation for youth ages 9 to 18, instructional classes for ages3 years and up, Start Smart programs for children 3 to 5 years old and basketball leagues. Activities are scheduled every day and include special events, games, sports and fitness, movies, Boys & Girls Clubs of America activities, 4-H activities, community service projects and field trips.
Instructional classes offered at the Youth Center include dance (tap, jazz and ballet) for ages 3 and up. Stay tuned for new classes being added on our Facebook page.
Instructional class registration is done on a first-come, first-served basis with pre-registration for existing students prior to regular registration.
The Youth Center reserves the right to cancel a class for which there is insufficient registration. A registration form must be filled out prior to your child’s admittance into a class and completed yearly. There is no limit on the number of child class registrations. Register in person at the Youth Center.
There is no reduction in fees for child illness or family vacations. A class will be prorated only if you enter into the class after it is started and there are still spaces available.
New student fees apply for all instructional class registrations. These fees are paid annually.
There is no registration cost for open recreation and teen programs.
Sign-in and Sign-out Procedures — Children under the age of 12 must be signed into and out of the center at the front desk by a parent for each class. Children 12 and over may sign themselves in and out. Parents should also sign in and out at the front desk if they plan to wait for their child. Parents are encouraged to wait for their child if they are under 5 years old.