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Welcome to the Caroline After School Program (CASP)!

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CASP NEWS
  • Check out our newest fundraiser, Grab-N-Go, with a PDF fillable order form here!
  • CASP will not be offering in-person care until further notice but we have some exciting news to share with you... Please join us for Virtual CASP! Details are in the pictures below. This new, live, enriching and engaging program is open to any child K-6 in Ithaca and surrounding areas. We look forward to having lots of FUN together! Click here for a registration form.
February 2021 Virtual CASP Calendar & More Information


The objectives of CASP are to: 
  • Provide a safe environment
  • Provide enjoyable and recreational activities
  • Provide engaging and enriching activities
  • Encourage children to assume individual responsibility
  • Foster both group and individual cooperation
  • Facilitate development of social interactions
  • Foster student health and wellness through a combination of physical activity and adequate nourishing food
  • Provide a quiet place for all children to do their homework
  • Help children develop a sense of identity and self-worth
  • Promote caring and friendship
  • Assist children in finding appropriate outlets for anger and frustration; to re-direct harmful and/or destructive tendencies
  • Encourage autonomy
  • Provide contact with the larger community
  • Reduce gender-stereotyping tendencies
CASP offers a semi-structured program in a fun atmosphere primarily for children attending Caroline Elementary School. A balance of quiet and active play opportunities are available each day as well as a variety of arts, crafts, drama/music, group games, and team sports. 

CASP follows the Ithaca City School District academic calendar and is open on all regular school days from 2:00pm - 5:30pm. CASP is also open for Full Days on Staff Development Days and most school holidays and vacation days. Program hours on these days are 7:45am - 5:30pm.

Our Mission
The mission of the Caroline After School Program (CASP) is to provide high-quality, full and part time after school care and supplemental full-day care to area children in kindergarten through fifth grade. CASP will provide a safe, supportive and nurturing environment for enjoyable recreational activities that will foster:
  • Social skills (sharing, consideration, respect, sportsmanship and cooperation)
  • Sense of identity and self-worth
  • Individual responsibility
  • Emotional growth
  • Creative and artistic expression
CASP is a private, non-profit, parent-governed organization serving children and families in the Tompkins County area. Children are admitted to CASP on a first-come, first-serve basis. No student will be excluded solely on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, income, or special needs.