Before and After Care

Childcare will be onsite at Fern Hill Elementary. Before and after school transportation will be provided. 

Metro Parks Tacoma provides affordable, high quality, safe, before- and after-school camps for students. 

Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Max capacity is 30 students with a 1:15 adult/child ratio.

Before school: starting at 7:15 AM
After school: until 6:00 PM


  • Monthly Full time, before & after school $450/month
  • Monthly Part time, before OR after school $225/month
  • Financial Assistance is Available: Up to 75% discount on all rates

Register for care:

Fern Hill, Arlington & Stafford (Arlington & Stafford families register for Fern Hill and attend before/after at Fern Hill)

Larchmont & Birney (Birney families register for Larchmont and attend before/after at Larchmont)

Lyon & Fawcett (Fawcett families register for Lyon and attend before/after at Lyon)

Reed, Mann, & Whitman (Mann/Whitman families register for Reed and attend before/after at Reed)


Learn more about Metro Parks before- and after-school camp