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**Summer Latchkey Applications will be released on March 1, 2023.**




Before and After School Care
The mission of the Fairfield City School District Latchkey program is to provide experiences that will foster the social, emotional, and intellectual growth of each child. Latchkey offers before and after-school child care for students enrolled in Fairfield City Schools, grades K-5. *Kindergarten Latchkey is only offered prior to the start of AM kindergarten and at the end of PM kindergarten; kindergarten students cannot enroll in both AM & PM Latchkey. 
Enrollment Information
Registrations will be accepted for those children eligible in the order received until the maximum number of spaces allowable by ODE guidelines are filled. Children will attend Latchkey within the school they attend.
If you are interested in enrolling your child, please complete the 2022-2023 Latchkey Enrollment packet and send it to your building’s Latchkey Team Leader (contacts listed below). Enrollment is first come first served. 
Please note: Enrollment in Latchkey for previous years DOES NOT guarantee a spot will be available for your child the next year; you must reapply each year for Latchkey services. Additionally, enrollment in school year Latchkey DOES NOT guarantee a spot for Summer Latchkey. 
Latchkey Fees & Payments
Latchkey has an enrollment fee of $40.00 per child. This fee can be paid via PaySchools and is listed as "Elementary Latchkey Registration," under the Optional Fees. The enrollment fee must be paid before a child starts the program. 
Each session has a cost of $10.00 per child. Morning and afternoon are two different sessions. This fee can also be paid via PaySchools, and is listed under OPTIONAL FEES.
PaySchools is the preferred method of payment, but sites can also accept checks, money orders, and cash. Please see Latchkey Staff for any of these payment options.
Contact Information
District Latchkey Coordinator: Angela Giani – [email protected]; 513-623-5663

North Latchkey: Team Leader - Susan Miner: 513-868-0460 - [email protected] 
                             Latchkey Assistant - Candy Bader - [email protected]
South Latchkey: Team Leader - Cindy Hassler: 513-829-0489 – [email protected]
                             Latchkey Assistant - Jody Hensley - [email protected] 
East Latchkey: Team Leader - Emily Bachmann: 513-737-1992 – [email protected]
West Latchkey: Team Leader - Cheryl Sandor: 513-887-0549 – [email protected]
                            Latchkey Assistant - Carla Magers - [email protected] 
Compass/Central Latchkey: Please contact Angela Giani. 
  • Please note: Central Latchkey is hosted at Compass; parents will drop off and pick-up at Compass. Central students will be bussed to school prior to the start of the school day, and bussed to Compass at the conclusion of the school day. 


Latchkey Dates & Hours
  • AM Sessions of Latchkey begin at 6:30 AM and continue until school begins for the day.
  • PM sessions for all Latchkey sites begin immediately following school dismissal and continue until 6:00 p.m.
The Latchkey Program follows the Fairfield City School District school year calendar and operates on days that school is in session. 

In the event of bad weather/ school delays or early release times, the program operates on the original schedule to meet the needs of adjusted school hours (open at 6:30 a.m. and children are released to Latchkey when early dismissal occurs, until 6:00 p.m.).
The Latchkey Program does not operate on holidays, snow days, or any other day that school is not in session.
Activities within the Program
Activities offered during the Latchkey Program include, but are not limited to: crafts, physical activity including both inside and outside play, homework assistance, music, dramatic play, and more. Activities are designed with the Latchkey mission in mind to provide experiences that foster social, emotional, and intellectual growth. All children are encouraged to participate in activities to the level in which they feel comfortable.
All Latchkey Sites are licensed child care sites meeting requirements of the Ohio Department of Education Child Care Licensing Division. All Latchkey staff are trained child care professionals with current training in First Aid, CPR, Communicable Disease and Child Abuse Recognition. Registration forms are available for download in the file list below.
2022-2023 School Year Enrollment
Compass/Central Latchkey is currently FULL. Please contact Angela Giani at [email protected] to be added to the waitlist. 
PM Latchkey at South is currently FULL. Please contact Cindy Hassler at [email protected] to be added to the waitlist.