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Quality aftercare at Plattsburgh City schools

A unique partnership between the SUNY Plattsburgh Teacher Education Unit and the Plattsburgh City School District.


Our Program

Project CONNECT is a hybrid aftercare program that provides the Plattsburgh City School District with aftercare (for grades K–5) and also serves as the program through which SUNY Plattsburgh teacher candidates earn their field experience hours for teaching certification. Project CONNECT operates at Bailey Avenue, Oak Street and Momot Elementary Schools. Project CONNECT is academically-based and offers curriculum enrichment daily through our collaboration with the SUNY teacher candidates and community programs.

The unique structure of Project CONNECT allows for the program to be staffed not only with qualified site directors and group teachers, but also with SUNY Plattsburgh teacher candidates. Teacher candidates plan and implement a wide variety of programming under the supervision of SUNY Plattsburgh faculty and site directors. Teacher candidates working independently with participating children complete background checks and fingerprinting required by Project CONNECT’s licensing agency, the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS).

Fee Structure

Cost Breakdown Per Month Payment
Single Child $200
Two Enrolled Children $325
Maximum Family Charge $425
*A limited number of half and full-tuition scholarships are available and awarded lottery-style during the registration process. All scholarship awards are done in compliance with Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines. Please see the Parent Handbook and registration form for more information.


Please fill out the following materials for 2019–2020 registration.

Registration Form (2019–2020)

Parent Handbook

Download our parent handbook.

Dates & Hours of Operation

Project CONNECT’s calendar mirrors that of the Plattsburgh City School District. The program will be in session only when school is in session. Project CONNECT’s programming operates from dismissal until 5:30 p.m. In addition, we will provide aftercare for a limited number of students on early release days.

Daily Schedule (may vary slightly by site)

  • Check-in
  • Community building, recreation, and snack time (rotating groups)
  • Homework
  • Project-based learning and activities
  • Recreation/free choice centers
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