The LatchKey Program

  • Important Latchkey Information  

    "The date for families who were added to Latchkey registering list over the summer has been changed to Tuesday, August 20th due to the district-wide Convocation being held on Wednesday, August 21st.  

    The hours of Latchkey registration remain the same and are scheduled between 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM in the school buildings. Please note, this registration is for only for parents who called the Latchkey Office over the summer and were added to the registering list.  Please contact the Latchkey Office at 614-365- 5891 with any questions or concerns.

    The LatchKey Program

    Latchkey is an elementary school-age childcare program that provides care and education for children of working parents. This program is designed to be a link between the home and the school. Certified, qualified and experienced childcare providers supervise, teach and interact with children to ensure that they are cared for, supervised, exposed to many learning activities, allowed to complete homework and share enjoyment in a relaxed and carefully designed developmentally appropriate environment.

    Program Goals

    The goals of the Columbus Public Schools' Latchkey Program are as follows:

    • Provide quality before and after school care and education.
    • Promote the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development of each child.
    • Provide a program that is developmentally appropriate.
    • Foster a positive self-image in each child.
    • Establish good rapport with parents, children and building administrators. 



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