Before & After Care

girl on slide head firstFHM offers optional, tuition-based Before and/or After School Care (BAC) for the convenience of working families.  Advance registration is required as spaces are limited and fees are non-refundable. Our Before & After Care Program is licensed through the Colorado Department of Human Services: Childcare Division.  Approximately 25% of our students participate in our Before & After Care Program each year.  Tuition for this program is separate from and in addition to costs for any other programs.

*To accommodate the need for smaller group sizes and time for additional cleaning, Before and After Care will be reducing our hours to 7:30am - Start of School for BC and End of School - 5:30pm for After Care.

BAC 2020-21 Wait List

All of our Before & After Care staff members are employees of Free Horizon Montessori and undergo the same hiring process and background checks as required by law.

Before School Care

(7:30 a.m. – start of school day):  During Before Care, a myriad of materials and projects are available.  Families may also purchase breakfast while in Before Care from Jeffco Food Services. This is a relaxed period where children can unfold slowly into the morning. Families can access an online menu through the Jeffco website or make payments through SchoolCafe

After School Care

(end of school day - 5:30 p.m.):  Children staying after school may be enrolled in our After Care program.  Activities vary daily, but may include: cooking, tech lab, reading, group games, neighborhood walks and free-choice activities in the classroom.  An afternoon snack (such as cheese and crackers) will be offered during After Care.  

Drop-In Care:

 As space is limited in our Before and After Care programs, we cannot assure a spot for drop-in situations.  Please be mindful that we must uphold Colorado State Rules and Regulations at all times, and while we endeavor to serve our community’s needs, there are sometimes limits to our abilities to serve on short notice.  

2019-2020 BAC Change Form
2019-20 BAC Drop in Request Form

Jeffco District Inclement Weather Policy 

The Jeffco School District may call a 2-hour start delay on extreme weather days that do not require canceling school. If this occurs, Jeffco will send out a general announcement via School Messenger announcing the delay. Free Horizon will then go on a 2-hour delay with classes starting at 10:00 a.m. for Middle School students, 10:15 a.m. for Elementary students, and 10:30 a.m. for Primary students. If a delay is called, Before Care and Breakfast will be canceled, but after school clubs and After Care will go on as scheduled. Free Horizon will dismiss at normal times.

Please email FHM Program Director,  Jennifer Levy at with any questions or concerns.
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