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T.A.L.O.N.S. Frequently Asked Questions


Egg Harbor Township School District is proud to introduce T.A.L.O.N.S., Talent and Learning of Next-Gen Students, (formerly known as Kids Klub) as its out-of-school time enrichment program. T.A.L.O.N.S. is committed to supporting working families as we “embrace, engage and educate” students in grades Kindergarten through 5th by offering structured Homework Help and academic enrichment activities that include Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, and Math as well as Character Education lessons and Organized Recreation.

T.A.L.O.N.S will open on both full and abbreviated days, and will be held in both the AM and PM hours at the following schools; Davenport Elementary, Slaybaugh Elementary and the Miller School.

INFORMATION AND PRICING

*Please see our pricing table and Payment Schedule Calendar.

CHILD CARE NETWORK

*We are a licensed child care center and participate in the NJ Child Care Subsidy Program.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Extended Enrichment?

A: Extended Enrichment offers a broad range of activities that provide children with academic enrichment and/or supervised activities beyond the traditional school day.


 Q: Where can I find information about the extended enrichment program at my child’s school?

A: Program information can be found at eht.k12.nj.us under the District Services heading and T.A.L.O.N.S. tab.


Q: What types of activities are provided at the extended enrichment program?

A: Extended enrichment offers homework help and academic enrichment in the areas of Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art and Math as well as Character Education lessons and organized recreation. All activities are hands-on and inquiry based. We like to say “we are sneaking in the learning”.


Q: Who are the staff of the extended enrichment program?

A: Egg Harbor Township School District takes pride in hiring caring and nurturing program staff who include certified teachers, district paraprofessionals, Out of School Time professionals and community members.


Q: How are students grouped during the extended enrichment program?

A: As a licensed child care center, we are committed to the safety and well-being of our students. Groupings are as follows: Kindergarten and 1st grade; 2nd grade and 3rd grade; 4th grade and 5th grade. Homework Help and Enrichment will occur in separate classrooms as assigned. Although students will eat meals at the same time, groups will be assigned separate areas of the cafeteria.


Q: Staff to Student Ratios?

A: We are committed to providing safe and structured fun. Student to Staff ratios are 15:1. This is the perfect number for collaboration and working in groups (5 groups of 3 or 3 groups of 5). Students will practice teamwork and team-building.


Q: Is breakfast and an afternoon snack included?

A: Yes, both breakfast and an afternoon snack are included. In addition, we are proud to announce our continued partnership with the Community Food Bank of NJ, who in conjunction with the USDA will provide dinner to all students attending programming at the Miller Elementary School beginning on October 1, 2019.


Q: How do I register my child for the extended enrichment program?

A: First, follow the registration link located on the district website and complete the google form (also linked here). The Enrichment office staff will create your families’ account in ProCare. Next, you will receive an email from us with detailed instructions for logging into MyProcare.com


Q: Is there a registration fee?

A: Yes, there is a one-time per academic school year registration fee of $25 per student (Summer camp registration fee to be determined).


Q: How do I create a schedule for my child?

A: Follow the detailed instructions in the “Welcome” email sent to you by the Office of Extended Enrichment.  After completing the Google Form registering your child a welcome email will be sent by our staff within 24-48 hours.  Should you not receive an email please check your spam folder or contact us at enrichment@eht.k12.nj.us  


Q: When are schedules due?

A: Student schedules are due in Procare according to the scheduling and payment calendar, but no later than Wednesdays at 11:59pm for the upcoming week for Tier 3 families. Families in Tier 1 and Tier 2 are required to enter the entire month schedule for the upcoming month no later than the last Wednesday of the previous month. After Wednesday at 11:59pm, no changes may be made or refunds given.


Q: Can I “add on” to my child’s weekly schedule?

A: As long as the student is a registered participant of the extended enrichment program, yes, AM “add ons” are permitted at the home school site and must be accompanied by payment in full at the time of the drop-off. However, PM “add-ons” are not permitted at any time.  Please NOTE that AM “add ons” are $20 per student and per “add on.”


Q: When are payments due?

A: Upon registration, you will receive a payment agreement from the Office of Extended Enrichment. Payments are due the Friday before the week begins if you choose the weekly payment options. Those who choose the Monthly payment options (for a discounted rate) must make payment in full the last Friday of the month for the next month.


Q: How do I make timely payments?

A: Please log into MyProCare.com and make payments using a credit or debit card. Payments will also be accepted on site by check or money order or in person at the Extended Enrichment Office located at the Swift School.  


Q: After the completion of AM enrichment how will my child be escorted to their respective school?

A: Our professional T.A.L.O.N.S. staff will personally escort students to their schools in the AM.  For instance, students remaining in Slaybaugh Elementary will transition to their homeroom/classroom.  Students moving to Swift or Slaybaugh Primary will take the short walk, with T.A.L.O.N.S. staff, to their respective schools and then transition to their homeroom/classroom.  The same transition will take place for children moving from Davenport Elementary to Davenport Primary.


Q: How will my child get to PM Enrichment at the Miller School?

A: Children attending PM Enrichment will transition to designated school buses at their schools location.  From there they will be accounted for and our dedicated and professional transportation department will drive PM Enrichment students to the Miller School.  Once children arrive at the Miller School they will be greeted by our T.A.L.O.N.S. staff and begin their program.


 

**For further information, please contact:

Office of Extended School Enrichment

609-646-8441 ext.1021

5 Swift Drive

Swift Elementary School

Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

Enrichment@eht.k12.nj.us