School Age Program

K – 4th grade Lake Local Schools
K – 7th grade Eastwood Local Schools

Before & After School:

Monday – Friday 6:30-8:00a.m. & 3:30-6:00p.m.
2-hour delays & school closings

Trisha Ashenfelter: School Age Teacher

Trisha started here at St. John’s in the beginning of the 2016/2017 school year. She started working with kids at a young age. “I have always loved teaching the little ones. Ever since I was a little girl I wanted to be a teacher. The best moment is when they have that aha moment. It makes it so worth it in the end.” She completed her associated degree at Owens Community College in 2015. ”


St. John’s Hilltop provides before and after school care for children in kindergarten until the end of fourth grade. This program is available Monday-Friday from 6:30-8:30 a.m. and 3:00-6:00p.m. following Eastwood Local Schools schedule. If school is closed all children must have a lunch or be picked up by 11:30 a.m. It is a loosely structured program that provides free time and planned activities as well as time for a daily nutritional snack provided by the parent. Storage boxes will be provided for snacks to be kept in the classroom. Parents need to provide individually packaged snacks for the children for snack each day as required by the state.

The purpose of our School Age program is to provide a comfortable environment that children look forward to attending, one that is both fun and challenging. The goals to enhance self-esteem, support children’s social development as individuals and as members of a group, and to encourage creativity through activities that support interest levels and enhance cognitive skills.

6:30-8:00 Arrival, breakfast & free choice
8:00-8:30 Bathroom break, wash hands & depart for school
3:30-4:00 Arrival & snack
4:00-5:00 Homework & quiet activities
5:00-6:00 Arts and crafts, games, gross motor & playground

All school age children enrolled in Eastwood Local Schools will be transported to and from the center by Eastwood Local School Buses. All school age children enrolled in Lake Local Schools will be transported to and from the center by the St. John’s Hilltop Bus. Parental Permission is required on form JFS 01225.