Daycare Programs & MP3
The City of Manassas Park Department of Parks and Recreation offers a daycare program called “Extended Care.” This is a before and after school program for all school-age children and is fee based. Our Extended Care program follows the licensing standards of the State of Virginia Department of Social Services, and is offered for children currently enrolled in Kindergarten through 5th grade, Monday through Friday. The Extended Care program offers two nutritious snacks daily, weekly themes, arts and crafts as well as games, sports and swimming—all in a fun and supervised environment! If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact Jacquelyn Tyre-Perry.
Our Licensed Preschool offers a traditional classroom environment for 3 year olds and a separate program for 4 & 5 year olds. The curriculum emphasizes recreation with creative programs and materials that encourage and invite participation. If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact Sue Jurjevic.
Our MP3 Program is a non-licensed program operated by the City of Manassas Park, Department of Parks and Recreation for students in Grades 6-8 enrolled in Manassas Park Middle School. This is a lightly supervised opportunity for your teen to have a safe and fun place to be after school. MP3 emphasizes recreation with creative programs and materials that encourage and invite participation. Recreation leaders guide students in activities that allow the participants to learn; choosing independent activities or participating in group activities that are fun, safe, and challenging. MP3 is Mon-Fri from 2:30-6:30 and transportation is provided from Manassas Park Middle School to the Community Center. If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact Tony Thomas.
Inclement Weather Policies
In the event that Manassas Park City Offices are closed due to inclement weather, the Community Center will also be closed. All programs, classes, activities, and rentals will be subsequently cancelled until the building reopens for normal operation.
If Manassas Park City Schools do not open, preschool will not open. If Manassas Park City Schools open late, preschool will open as follows:
- MPCS 1 hour delay, preschool opens 1 hour late (Seniors will open at 10:00am)
- MPCS 2 hour delay, preschool morning sessions will not open (Juniors will open at 12:30pm, unless schools decide to close)
If Manassas Park City Schools do not open, Extended Care will not open. If Manassas Park City Schools open late, Extended Care will open as follows:
- MPCS 1 hour delay, Morning Extended Care will open 1 hour late (7:00am)
- MPCS 2 hour delay, Morning Extended Care will not open
If Manassas Park City Schools dismiss early, Extended Care staff will pick all children up and transport them to the Community Center as normal. Extended Care will only remain open for 2 hours from the school’s dismissal time. (Late pick up fees will be assessed on any pick-ups after the 2 hours.)
Should inclement weather occur on a scheduled Full Service Day for Extended Care, please check our website, Facebook page, and email for Community Center closure and delayed opening updates.
In the event that school is cancelled due to inclement weather, the teen center will also be closed. In the event that schools dismiss early due to inclement weather, the teen center will operate as long as the Community Center is open.
When Manassas Park City Schools are delayed or cancelled (or if the Community Center has a delayed opening), any swim lessons scheduled prior to 12:30pm are cancelled. Please speak with your instructor for potential make up sessions.