To assist in your before and after school needs, the Ottumwa School District offers a youth care program, Prime Time Youth Care (PTYC). PTYC now serves PK-5 grades all in one new location. The new addition at Pickwick Early Childhood Center will house all of our before and after school care. We will bus K-5 students each morning to their home school and bus back to Pickwick after school. A link to our program enrollment form for the 2021-2022 school year is below.
PTYC is a fee-based, pay in advance program. There is also a $10 annual registration fee per child with a maximum amount of $20. If you have any questions or would like information on fees, please feel free to contact the director’s office at 641-683-6337 (option 1) or visit the district’s website at www.ottumwaschools.com/programs.
BEFORE SCHOOL: The morning program is open from 6-7:45 a.m. or until classes begin on school attendance days and late start days. Students are bussed to their school. A bus schedule will be posted so that you can make sure your child is on time to catch the bus.
AFTER SCHOOL: The after school program operates from the time students are dismissed from school until 6 p.m. at Pickwick. Activities include games, crafts, enrichment, homework, and technology. Children are transported by bus from their elementary school to the site through an accountable care system. You must notify the program director or your child(ren)’s school secretary if your child will/will not attend PTYC, or if their attendance status changes. There is an annual nonrefundable $10 registration fee per child with a maximum amount of $20 per family.
NO SCHOOL DAYS: If school is canceled due to inclement weather, PTYC will open at the Pickwick site only, for students enrolled in PTYC. We are not open on holidays. Calendar with specific dates can be found on the district’s website at www.ottumwaschools.com.
SUMMER: The PTYC program is open during the district’s summer vacation at one location only. It operates from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Friday from the first day of summer break until the day before the new school year begins. Children may attend either full or half (5 hours or less) days. Programming is geared towards providing students with a fun, engaging summer with almost daily field trip options available. Children entering kindergarten in the fall and are five years old are eligible to attend PTYC the summer BEFORE kindergarten.
We look forward to serving your child(ren) in our program!