B4/After School Care

Before/After School Care is for students who attend Penn Wood Elementary School and students who attend our Preschool Program.
  • Before care begins as early as 7 AM and lasts until WCASD bus pick-up or start of preschool at 9:00 AM.
  • After care begins at preschool end time, 3:00 PM, and WCASD bus drop off and lasts until as late as 6 PM
WCASD bus service is provided to and from Penn Wood Elementary School. 
A Bus Stop Request form must be filled out and given back to Penn Wood before the start of the School Year, click here for form: Bus Stop Request Form

Click here for more Penn Wood information:   Penn Wood Elementary 

Our program offers the advantage of a smaller number of students, with a maximum of 12 being served each day, enabling students to receive more one on one attention from our staff members. The AM program is largely organized free time in which participants will have a variety of supervised fun and learning activities in which to participate.

For the PM program, there will be a snack time and there will be a period of homework assistance followed by various organized play and recreational activities making use of our huge multi-purpose room, recreation room and fenced outdoor playground.

We believe it is beneficial for students to come to a different location for before and after school care. This better separates "before/after school time" from their "school day." We believe this helps students have a more positive concept of school!

Advent's Before and After School program aims to improve the experience of children requiring extended hours of care as they prepare for their future in God's good creation.

Our monthly rates for 2020-2021 will be as follows:

4-5 days per month rates
Before care, $160 
After care, $290 
Both before and after care, $385

up to 3 days per month rates, must specify days.
Before care, $95
After care, $220 
Both before and after care, $300

For the 2020 - 2021 school year there is a $75 annual registration fee for new students and $50 for returning students. 

Our program is licensed and regulated by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services – OCDEL. Our program accepts subsidized childcare, which helps eligible families pay their child care costs. For eligibility information, please call ELRC at 

Watch for updated information or e-mail ALCBefore.Afterprogram@gmail.com for updates. 

Click here for the Advent B4/After School Handbook: B4/After School Handbook

Click here for the Advent B4/After School Parent Emergency Plan: Parent Emergency Plan

The handbook and/or the emergency plan may also be downloaded by clicking on the download symbol below for the file.

Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy
Advent Lutheran Church Before and After School Program is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Child Care Provider

 Contact Numbers
 B4/After School Program  610-436-0807
 Main Office 610-436-0807
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 610 701-8249
 Pastor Chris Cell
 Ashley Callahan, Director 

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