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Tina Rice, Director

Phone: (423) 434-5296

Kayla Woodward

Rachel Mehl



It is the mission of Cherokee Educare Program to provide working parents a quality, supervised, before and after school program. The Educare Program is a well-rounded program featuring several different and enriching components. We do homework, center activities, some art activities and have playtime.

Educare Information

We are open daily from 7:00 AM until 8:30 AM, and 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM.  The program is available to Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade students.

We are open on half days and most vacation days. Please make sure that your child brings his/her lunch on these days. On vacation days, there will be a sign up sheet 3 weeks prior. Your child must be signed up. We also have an extensive Summer Educare program. You may also download the remind app for information or to reach Educare. You can view the Cherokee Educare Parent Manual here.

In the event of a called “snow day”, please watch/listen to area media reports and visit the school system website for information on whether Educare sites will be open or closed. If you elect to send your child to an open Educare site during a school snow day, you must also send a lunch and snack for that day. A medical form, if needed, will be provided for you to complete if you elect to use an open Educare site different than your child’s home school.

There will be no Educare provided on days students are dismissed from school early due to inclement weather. If there is a school opening delay, Educare will attempt to open. 

Elementary School Rates

Application/Registration Fee - $15.00/child

Morning:7:00-7:45 a.m - $2.00/day

Afternoon: 3:15-6:00 p.m

students on fee-waivered list - $5.00/day

all other students - $7.50/day

Late pick-up fee (for all students)

(each 15 minutes or portion thereof) - $10.00/child

Weekly Rate for Full Days - $80.00/child

Half Days (3 days/ 11:30-6:00 p.m.) - $12.00/child

Part Time (1-3 days; no sibling discount) $22.00/day

Educare for PreK Students

Application/Registration Fee - $15.00/child


7:00-7:45+ - $3.00


Dismissal-3:15 - $5.00/day

Dismissal-6:00 - $12.00/day 

Summer Rates

Summer Application/Registration Fee - $35.00/child

Part Time (1-3 days; no sibling discount) - $22.00/day

Summer school antendee discount for June - $12.00/day

Weekly summer fee: $80.00/child

New Transfer Student Enrollment

Educare directors will coordinate with previous schools for transfers between Johnson City schools to assure there is NO EDUCARE TUITION DEBT at the previous school before enrolling a student into the Educare Program. If debt does exist, enrollment will be denied until the debt has been paid to the previous school. If application/registration fees are paid at one Educare site, these fees will not be required to be repaid at the transfer site within the same school year.

*Sliding Scale based on income as determined by DHS 

Last Updated: October 12, 2020