Tuesday, 15 July 2008 08:52
Mary Ellen Henderson (grades 5-7)
The Middle School After-School Activities Program (ASAP) is available for children in families who reside in Falls Church City, or who attend public or private school in Falls Church City.
If the Program Coordinator determines that demand exceeds capacity, enrollment will be offered first to families where parents qualify under the following criteria:
For each household, the single parent or each parent (if two) must meet at least one of the following conditions. The term parent includes guardians and foster parents.
Eligibility may be met by a combination of these criteria totaling at least 30 hours per week for full time care, and totaling at least 20 hours per week for part time care, during day care hours.
The child’s parent is gainfully employed, including self-employed, and works outside the home or from the home a minimum of 30 hours/week for full-time day care, or 20 hours/week for part-time day care, during day care program hours.
Working includes a period of time when the parent of a family already enrolled in day care has been involuntarily separated. The child(ren) may remain in the program for a period not to exceed eight weeks from the date of the involuntary separation and the family may apply for reduced fees if they qualify.
The child’s parent is enrolled full-time in a technical training school, community college, four-year college or university or other educational program which requires participation and/or preparation during day care program hours.
The child’s parent is registered in a course or courses to acquire specific job-related or other skills which require participation and/or preparation during day care program hours.
The child’s parent is disabled as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and federal regulations. Under the ADA’s definition of “disability” a person is disabled if s/he has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities or is regarded as having such an impairment.
The child’s parent has the primary responsibility to provide regular physical care for one or more elderly or disabled family members, either in the same household or at another location a minimum of 30 hours/week for full-time day care or 20 hours/week for part-time day care during day care program hours.
The child’s parent regularly volunteers outside the home for a minimum of 30 hours/week for full-time day care or 20 hours/week for part-time day care during day care program hours.