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Before and After School Care

The Fairfield City School District Latchkey Program offers before and after- school child care for children enrolled in Fairfield City Schools, grades K-5.

*Kindergarten Latchkey is only offered prior to the start of morning kindergarten and at the end of p.m. kindergarten. There is no half-day latchkey available for kindergarten students.


Central (K-5) 858-8595


Compass (K-5)  858-5020


East (K-5) 737-1992


North (K-5) 868-0460


South (K-5) 829-0489


West (K-5) 887-0549


Coordinator  868-1654



AM Sessions of Latchkey begin at 6:30 a.m. 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; With exception of Summer Latchkey which is all summer, 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


In the event of bad weather/ school delays or early release times the program operates on the original schedule to meet 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.



The mission of the Latchkey program is to provide experiences that will foster social, emotional, and intellectual growth of each child.



Children of Fairfield residents, enrolled in the District in grades K-5 for the current school year are eligible to participate for enrollment.



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. You may download our registration packet from the files list below.


Kindergartners attend home school Latchkey site. There is no ½ day Latchkey program for kindergartners at this time. AM kindergartners are enrolled before school at their home school. PM kindergartners attend at their home school when kindergarten lets out for the day (Home school is where the child will attend 1-5 grades).


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, cooking 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 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.


Summer Latchkey:

Summer Latchkey operates Monday–Friday 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m., with the exception of summer holidays.

Various sites are open for students in grades K-5 going into 6th grade.  Students going into kindergarten the following school year must be at least six years of age to enroll.


Field trips are scheduled for every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and are both local and distance trips (ex. The Beach, FF aquatic, local area parks including educational programs; as well as the Cincinnati Art Museum, Nature Center, and Museum Center).


Morning and afternoon snacks are provided. Brown bag lunch must be brought daily unless noted.