RoCo Cares Enrichment Program

Daily Recreational Child Care (Grades 3-7)

Make sure your children are cared for during at-home learning days this fall. RoCo Cares is a recreation based program available FREE for children of Roanoke County and Roanoke County Public Schools employees. Open to grades 3 through 7, participants can choose to attend one, two or three days a week, with drop off at 7:00 AM and pick-up at 6:00 PM. Please bring a bagged lunch, two daily snacks are provided. Face coverings required.

RoCo Cares will be offered at the following locations:
  • Green Ridge Recreation Center
  • Brambleton Recreation Center
  • William Byrd High School
  • Glenvar High School

During registration, you will have the option to select a preferred location, but placement is contingent on space availability.

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How to Sign Up

STEP 1) REGISTER ONLINE HERE. Note your must create an account prior to signing up. Each child must be registered separately.

STEP 2) Complete a 2021 HEALTH FORM. Your registration is not considered complete until a form is on file for your child this calendar year.

STEP 3) Placement - Our staff will reach out to you regarding placement in the program.

Parent Handbook

For a comprehensive outline of this enrichment program, please download our parent handbook here.

Sample Schedule

7:00-8:00 AM                     Check in, individual activities
8:00-9:00 AM Review of virtual assignments with students
9:00-10:00 AM Organized Activities, (Arts & Crafts, Drawing, Paint, Crafts)
10:00 AM-10:30 AM Morning Snack
10:30-11:30 AM Active Time or Educational Activities (Depends on RCPS curriculum)
11:30-noon Individual Activities
Noon-12:45 PM Lunch
12:45-1:45 Quiet time, Reading (Educational Activities)
1:45-2:45 PM Active Time
2:45-3:00 PM Afternoon Snack
3:00-4:00 PM Educational Activities
4:00-5:00 PM Active Time
5:00-6:00 PM                     Individual Games/Activities

After School for Kids

Pending space availability, participants enrolled in After School for Kids (ASK) for fall 2020 may request participation in this program on a paid basis.

  • Requests will be accepted beginning Friday, August 7, 2020
  • If accepted into the program, fee is $50 per day per child. You may select attendance up to 3 days a week

Frequently Asked Questions

What if my child does not attend Roanoke County Public Schools?
Your child will still be eligible for the program as long at least one parent or guardian is an employee of Roanoke County or Roanoke County Public Schools. Participants may sign up for up to three days per week upon registration.

Are face coverings mandatory for my child?
Face coverings are required. Staff will be masked and equipped with proper PPE.

What other sanitation / social distancing procedures will be in place?
Program spaces will be sanitized between each activity and deep cleaned nightly. Each program location has assigned custodial staff to handle cleaning. Attempts will be made to keep participants as socially distanced as possible throughout the day. 

General Program Inquires

Call (540) 387-6078 ext. 0 with additional questions.