Before/After Care

Welcome to the Somers Point Community Education & Recreation Before and After School Program! SMILE (Students’ Morning Leisure Experience) and CASTLE (Children’s After School Time & Leisure Experience) take place on school grounds for working parents to place their children in a safe and fun environment. The program is open for students in grades Pre-K through 8th.

SMILE is held daily from 7am until school begins and CASTLE is held daily from dismissal – 6pm. Each family must re-register every school year; there is a $25 registration fee for all new and returning families.  Please make sure to read through the informational policies and pricing in the packet download below. 


Summer registration for the program will be held in the CER Office on Tuesdays-Fridays from 8am-12pm beginning August 6th.  Once the school year begins, parents may come in at any time to register their child(ren).  We will also be holding an evening registration for parents who are not available during the day; it will be held on Wednesday, August 14th from 6-7pm in the Dawes Ave. Library.

***NYA Pre-K Students: CASTLE closes at 4pm on Half Days***
***ALL CASTLE: Closes at 4pm on the day before the following breaks: Thanksgiving, Winter, Spring, Summer***

Attn: All families receiving Childcare Network Funding – You must have your papers ready upon registering for Smile/Castle, otherwise you will be required to purchase an attendance card in order for your child to begin.  You are also required to pay the $25 registration fee and all assigned co-pays per your finalized agreement.


Updated Rates for the 2019-20 school year are:

CASTLE Afternoon 20-Day Pass: $160
CASTLE Afternoon 5-Day Pass: $50
SMILE Morning 20-Day Pass: $115
SMILE Morning 5-Day Pass $35

For 4th-8th Graders: Since Jordan Rd. School will be opening its doors at 7:40am, we are offering students a reduced morning-care rate:

JRS SMILE Morning 20-Day Pass: $56
JRS SMILE Morning 5-Day Pass: $18

Checks must be made payable to: Somers Point Board of Education; no credit cards accepted.
To pay in cash, please visit CER Office; cash is not accepted on-site at the schools.