Welcome to the Caroline After School Program (CASP)!

From wherever you may be, join CASP's Virtual 5K to support our in-person reopening.
Visit your local park at your leisure and cover 3.1 miles in anyway you wish! 
Make sure to take a picture during your 5K and tag us on Facebook or email to nhelms@icsd.k12.ny.us

-We are excited to team up with our friends and neighbors at Brookton's Market. Brookton’s Market is supporting CASP by donating 10% of all coffee, tea and baked goods sales purchased on every Monday in May and June. Stop in for some fuel, a sweet treat, and support CASP at the same time. Mark your calendar for Mondays at the market... what a great way to start the week! You can find out more about Brookton's Market here
-How Can I Help CASP? Please check our list here to learn about simple ways you can support us!

-CASP will not be offering in-person care until September 2021... Until then, 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.

June 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.