Lightning Bolt BASE Program
Please review the PARENT eHANDBOOK for the complete details regarding Ben Franklin Academy’s Lightning Bolt Before/After School Enrichment (BASE) program.
BFA’s Lightning Bolt BASE program serves BFA children and parents by providing a safe, enriching, convenient, and affordable school-age childcare program. Our on-site program features indoor and outdoor activities that keep your child engaged and safe while giving them plenty of time to work on their homework. A perfect fit for working parents or parents who need additional time before or after school, BFA’s Lightning Bolt BASE program provides safe alternative for school-aged childcare.
The Lightning Bolt BASE program is staffed by BFA employees who have all been screened and undergone strict background checks through the State of Colorado. In addition, our program utilizes scanning technology for child check-in/check-out procedures to guarantee a safe and secure environment.
All BASE participants MUST have a current and complete an application on file in order to participate in the program. There are two applications, one for new families and another for returning families. Applications must be completed annually. Applications and payment (please see below for payment and cost details) must be returned prior to first day of attendance.
Priced at only $7 per session, the BFA Lightning Bolt BASE program is more affordable than most childcare options in the marketplace. In addition, we offer a multiple child discount to families with more than one child. Each additional child will be charged just $4.50 per session. There is a $25.00 registration fee per family that will be assessed once per year to cover general administrative costs.
- Registration Fee: $25.00 per family/per year
- Before-School Care (Hours: 6:45 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.): $7.00 first child/$4.50 each additional child
- After-School Care 1 (Hours: 3:50 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.): $7.00 first child/$4.50 each additional child
- After-School Care 2 (Hours: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.): $7.00 first child/$4.50 each additional child
- Late Pick-Up (After 6:01 p.m.): $1.00 per minute per child
As of Jan. 1, 2018, we have transitioned to MANDATORY automated payments for ALL BASE accounts. If you are not already set up for automated payments, please complete the Tuition Express Authorization form and return it to BASE staff as soon as possible. Accounts that do not have an authorization form in place will be charged an administrative fee of $25 per weekly billing cycle.
Billing will be processed on a weekly basis. You can access your account using My Procare. If you have questions on how to access/setup your My Procare account or about automated payments, please email our Business Manager or our BASE Director.