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"Benefits of the BASE program include: a fun and safe alternative to having children home alone, homework assistance and educational activities, healthy snacks, and physical fitness and creative play to engage children’s minds and bodies."

Buckeye’s Before and After School Enrichment (BASE) program offers a safe, convenient and affordable program for kindergarten to eighth grade students at locations throughout the city.

Registration for the program is now open, with applications available online and due directly at the Dr. Saide Recreation Center, 1003 E. Eason Avenue, 48 hours prior to participating in the program.

Program hours begin at 6 a.m. and run until 6:30 p.m. each school day for all elementary schools in the Buckeye Elementary School District, including early release days.

At the Tartesso location, which is part of the Saddle Mountain School District, the program is for kindergarten to fifth-grade students only, with a modified schedule: 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Mondays; and after school only until 6:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

Benefits of the BASE program include: a fun and safe alternative to having children home alone, homework assistance and educational activities, healthy snacks, and physical fitness and creative play to engage children’s minds and bodies.

The BASE program is licensed by the Arizona Department of Health Services and accepts DES for payment. In addition, all employees pass an annual federal background check and training to ensure all locations are safe and fun.

Learn more about the BASE program at buckeyeaz.gov/residents/parks-recreation/before-after-school-program and download an application at buckeyeaz.gov/home/showdocument?id=4663.

For more information, call 623-349-6350 or email at recreation@buckeyeaz.gov.