A place for children to explore, discover and
learn through play.

A place where families find support, caring
and communication.

A place that’s safe and where staff help
children to grow strong bodies, curious minds
and caring hearts


We believe in having high expectations
for children and strive to create a
positive environment for them.

We believe in the value of age-appropriate  
play. When kids play they are learning to
cooperate, negotiate, learn new skills,
practice old skills, create, make
decisions, accept responsibility and
initiate activities.

We believe that all people at RASP
–  children, staff, families, volunteers  –
should be treated with respect.

We believe that before and after school
programs have a special opportunity to
reach the “whole child” and to help them
develop life skills, friendships and a
shared sense of community.

We believe that activities which
really interest children help them
develop social, physical, cognitive,
creative skills.

We believe that children who can
make choices about how, when and
with whom to be engaged are most
likely to enjoy themselves and
behave cooperatively.

We believe that children need time to
learn about themselves and other people,
about what they can do well, what they’d
like to try, what to do when hard things
happen, how to be a friend.


Site Supervisors, Asst.
Supervisors, Counselors,
volunteers and Administrators make
up our staff. Most of RASP's Supervisors
have worked with us for many years,
so they get to know the children
and families very well.

Our Supervisors are the heart and
core of our program.  Each has
overall responsibility for a site, the
kids, staff and space.  Our
Supervisors are professional,
well-trained and committed to their
work.  Asst. Supervisors are able to
supervise the site in the Supervisor’s
absence.  Most of our Counselors are
college students with a career
interest in children and families who
see their work as part of their
career development.


RASP’s mission is to provide high quality
school-age care that will enhance children
and youth's social, emotional, physical and
cognitive development in a positive,
supportive environment.  

About Rockland After School Programs

Frequently Asked Questions

Q.  Do you have a summer program?  
A. Yes, we do.  It's called The Summer Spot and you can get more information by clicking above
on The Summer Spot or by going to www.thesummerspot.org.

Q. What happens during the school breaks?  
A.  We have Holiday Programs
if we have sufficient enrollment. The Holiday Programs open at 8 A.M.
and close at 6:30 P.M.  Enrollment forms will be available at the sites a couple of weeks before the holiday break.

Q. What happens on early dismissal days?
A. We offer Half Day Programs on most early dismissal days at an additional cost.  

Q. Can children attend RASP even if they do not attend public school?
A. Yes, they can.  As long as the child is a resident of the East Ramapo or Ramapo Central School District,
he or she may attend RASP.  Busing arrangements for drop off at RASP must be made with the child's school.

Q. How do I pay tuition?
A. Tuition is paid monthly at the site your child attends or you can set up an automatic payment with your bank.

Q. Why do I pay the same amount each month even though the number of attendance days varies from month to month?
A. The tuition is determined by the total number of days children attend school during the year divided equally among ten

Q.  Do I get my June tuition back if I withdraw during the year?
A. If you withdraw, your June tuition will be refunded up until March 31st of that year.  If you withdraw after April 1st of that
year, no tuition will be refunded.

Q. What happens if I am late picking up my child.  Late fines are charged if you are more than five minutes late.  If you are
repeatedly late picking up, we try to will help you find a solution, but repeated lateness may result in withdrawing your
child from the program.