Welcome to the

Caroline After School Program (CASP) !


CASP is participating in Giving Is Gorges, Tuesday June 21.

Click here to view our page and to make a donation. Thank you for your continued support!

"The purpose of this powerful giving experience is to unite our community members around causes in which they truly believe and support local nonprofit organizations doing important, impactful work.

Giving is Gorges, established in 2015 by a collaborative group, is now hosted by United Way of Tompkins County with Visions Federal Credit Union sponsoring the event on the GiveGab platform. As with all United Way donor designations, 100% of donor gifts will go to their chosen nonprofits.

On June 21 -- a powerful day and traditionally United Way's "Day of Action" -- we will collectively generate excitement and multiply resources for organizations doing great work all over Tompkins County. This is a unique opportunity to highlight how we can work together to share commitments and build a stronger sense of community."

CASP is hiring Program Aides for the 2022-2023 school year.

A complete job description is linked here.

Enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year has begun.

For more information and steps to follow please click here.

CASP would like to thank the following organizations for their support:

  • Community Foundation of Tompkins County

  • Ithaca Agway

  • Southern Tier Tuesday's

  • Staples

  • Wegmans

About CASP

CASP is a private, non-profit, parent-governed organization primarily serving children attending Caroline Elementary School. 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.

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

Our Mission

The mission of CASP is to provide high-quality full 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