Tinker School Age Program
The School Age Program (SAP) recognizes the needs of working parents and their children by offering School Age Care as a year round program. This program provides supervised recreational, educational, social, and cultural programs for eligible youth ages 5-12 in a safe and healthy environment. The program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA).
Parents are invited to visit the facility and meet the staff of the SAP program before making parental decisions concerning childcare. The Tinker SAP believes the services rendered are of vital importance to the growth and development of the children of Tinker AFB. SAP is committed to providing a quality learning environment that promotes development through all possible resources.
The Tinker School Age Program follows the Mid Del School District calendar and provides full day camp on school vacation days and teacher work days excluding federal holidays. The program also offers full day camp on weather related school closings if the base operating status is “open.” Parents interested in Mid Del School District information for enrollment, etc can access their website.
Summer Day Camp
During the summer months, SAP provides care from 6AM to 6PM The children have a variety of supervised activities, field trips, swimming, bowling, clubs, movies, and more. Breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack are provided. Registration for Summer Camp begins April 1 at the Youth Center.
School Age Registration
The School Age Program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) and offers quality Before and After School Care to children in grades kindergarten through 5th grade who are enrolled in Tinker Elementary School. We do transport to some Mid Del Schools. Contact the Youth Center to find out which schools qualify for transport. SAP offers a safe and healthy environment where youth can feel safe and comfortable while participating in a variety of activities and clubs including cooking, gardening, drama, beading, and more. There are opportunities to participate in community service projects and activities that help extend the school learning day. Other programs offered include Power Hour, a homework incentive program, and other fine arts programs.
More about the program:
- Curriculum goals are offered in SAP that meet developmental needs.
- Youth with special needs are welcome and staff will meet with the family to ensure goals are supported prior to enrollment.
- Parents of children in the program have the opportunity to participate in a Parent Advisory Board and Quarterly Improvement Team.
- The Tinker School Age Program staff are required to complete 24 hours of training each year in topics pertaining to school age development.
- Staff are also trained in CPR and First Aid as well as Identification of Child Abuse and Reporting procedures.
Transportation is provided to and from Tinker Elementary School, Midwest City Elementary, Parkview Elementary School, Barnes, Schwartz, Soldier Creek Elementary, Cleveland Bailey, Carl Albert Middle & High School. We also pick youth from St. Philip Neri.
Parents interested in registering their child(ren) must go to the Tinker Youth Center for a registration packet. Required documents needed in the registration packet include: sponsor’s most recent LES, spouse’s most recent LES, pay stub, or school letter (if applicable), and divorce decree/power of attorney (if applicable).
Find events and classes open to anyone on Tinker Air Force Base by checking out our calendar below! In order to view details please click on each event or class individually.
Note: The “More details” and “Copy to My Calendar” functions don’t work on Tinker Air Force Base computers due to the inability to log into Google Calendar. To cover this we’ll make sure to include all details when you click on each event individually.