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Welcome to TASP!

 

Founded by parents in 1985, the Trumansburg After School Program, Inc. is a 501 c 3 non-profit organization. TASP is designed to meet family child care needs. Children who attend the Trumansburg Central School in grades K through 6 may enroll in TASP. Our program is evolving as we move off campus and into the First Presbyterian Church of Ulysses Chapel at 69 East Main Street. Our new program will have two age groups K-2nd and 3rd to 6th grade. We have been developing a program to keep children healthy and safe during the chaos of COVID-19. We will be following all NYS and child care mandates and recommendations for re-opening a school age child care program. I have attended two trainings, many meetings and am sure there will be updates closer to the re-opening of school to keep us informed.

Children will be picked up at school and walked by adults to the program. Parents may pick up their child at any time during the afternoon practicing social distancing and wearing masks. Our point of entry into the building will be restricted following child care recommendations.

Our program is designed to be flexible and to respond to the children’s needs and interests. A variety of activities are offered with a view to introducing children to new skills and hobbies (think baking soda Volcanos, rubber band bracelets and exploring art and science). Enrichment opportunities are often presented by specialists and have included ‘one time’ shows and skill building workshops like gingerbread making, jewelry making, pottery and clowning.

We take field trips, which are both educational and recreational. We believe that an after school program should be less structured than the school day, while still providing educational experiences. We embrace the concept that TASP is our children’s neighborhood. Youth should be involved in their community with walking field trips and organized community service. (Walking field trips are temporarily suspended for COVID reasons and new ideas will be investigated with our new location). Community service opportunities will change with our new location too!

For further information contact:

Lisa Collins,
Trumansburg After School Program, Inc.
P.O. Box 662
Trumansburg, NY 14886
387-4841 (24 hour voice mail)
lisa@trumansburgafterschoolprogram.org