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Before School Care


The Boys & Girls Club of Hawthorne's Before School Program, previously held a the Club, is now available on site at each of the Hawthorne Public Elementary Schools. This change provides a more convenient and affordable option for parents who require childcare before the start of the school day. Children will attend a structured morning program supervised by professional staff and will join their classmates when school opens for the day. The program is effective the first day of school. Children may be dropped off at their school no earlier than 7:30 a.m. no exceptions. The morning session includes a light breakfast if requested. Please note that due to to time restraints, homework help will not be available during the morning program. There will be no Before School Program when Hawthorne Public Schools have a delayed opening.

Boys & Girls Club of Hawthorne programs follow the Hawthorne Public School calendar. Any changes in the school calendar will result in a change in the Club schedule. For half-day sessions, children will be picked up according to public school dismissal times.

For public school closings or emergency early dismissal due to inclement weather, the Boys & Girls Club of Hawthorne will be closed as well. Please make other arrangements for your child's pick up and care.

It is important that you inform the Boys and Girls Club of Hawthorne of any changes in your contacts authorized to pick up your child and of all changes in telephone numbers where you can be reached for emergency contact.

Registration Information

A non-refundable, non-transferable registration fee of $15.00 is required for each program, $20 for children registering for both Before and After School Care. All 2022-23 membership fees must be paid at the time of registration. Early registration is recommended to ensure your child a seat on the bus.


All program payments are due on the 1st of each month, October through June. September payment is due before the first day of school.

The rate does not change regardless of the number of weeks in the month that Before & After Care is in session.

The payment amount is based on the total number of weeks of Before & After School Care from September Through June.

Start and end dates are based on the Hawthorne Public School Calendar

The weeks the Club is closed have been factored into the monthly rate.

There is a $15 non-refundable registration fee.

Before School: $ 210.00 per month for Full Time 5 Days per week

Part Time selections offered based on space availability

  • 4 days per week: $185.00 per month
  • 3 days per week: $145.00 per month
  • 2 days per week: $105.00 per month
  • 1 day per week: $75.00 per month

All payments due no later than the 5th of the month. A late fee of $20.00 will be assessed for any outstanding balances after the 15th of the month. No refunds are given and full payment must be made even if your child(ren) does not attend for the full month. Outstanding balances may cause your child to be removed from the program.