Before/After School Care

Day care students enjoy activities with Grout Museum staff

We help busy families by offering care for students before and after class.


  • Day Care is available during the school day from 8:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m. in the Clover Patch building. Families may choose day care on their child's preschool days or day care M-F. Students in day care may bring a lunch or purchase hot lunch.
  • Circle of Care is available before and after school (6:45-8:15 a.m. and 3:15-5:30 p.m. For 2019-2020, the cost is $4 per hour. You pay for just the time you use billed in 15-minute increments!


Students may attend K-8 Circle of Care before school (6:45 a.m.-8:05 a.m.) and/or after school (3:20-5:30 pm).  Care for 2019-2020 is $4/hour charged in $15 minute increments. You pay for exactly what you use! 

What do students do at K-8 Circle of Care? Students enjoy a snack provided by school and  time for free play with friends, homework, and enrichment activities. The Grout Museum, Hartman Reserve Nature Center visit monthly with themed programming. UNI students lead activities as well. 

Can my child participate in a club and then go to Circle of Care? Certainly! Your child will be checked in after the meeting, and you will pay for care care from that time until pickup.

Breakfast is available to preschool-grade 8 students in Circle of Care and is served at 7:40 a.m. in the school cafeteria.

Day care and Circle of Care are only open on days school is in session. If there is a 2-hour weather delay, Circle of Care will not be open before school. Day Care at Clover Patch will open at 10 a.m. when K-8 begins.

Fees are set by the Catholic School Board. See the Fee Sheet on our Parent Resources page for child care and meal prices.

Our son has had an incredibly positive experience at Clover Patch Preschool. Ms. Dean knows current best practices in early childhood education and her teaching is both developmentally appropriate and intellectually rich. We have appreciated her loving, flexible approach as an educator and highly recommend Clover Patch to other families.

—Sarah and Zak, parents