Daycare Programs & MP3
Extended Care is the City of Manassas Park Parks and Recreation’s before and after school program. Extended Care follows the licensing standards of the State of Virginia, Department of Social Services. Our Before and After school care is for children Kindergarten through 5th grade attending City of Manassas Park Schools. We offer themed activities, which include arts and crafts as well as games, sports, and swimming in a fun supervised environment! Parents are required to attend an orientation prior to beginning Extended Care. Call for an orientation appointment. At no additional cost, teacher work days, school breaks, and some holidays are covered by full day care from 6:00am-7:00pm. Call for punch card/drop in rates. (PM Punch Cards cover full service days.) 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 Arely Angel.
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 2:30pm-6:30pm and transportation is provided from Manassas Park Middle School to the Community Center. If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact Tony Thomas.
The Department has transitioned from paper forms to electronic forms using CampDoc for Extended Care and Preschool. You will need to submit a “Payment Selection” form and pay the $60 non-refundable annual registration fee to receive an invite to complete your child’s CampDoc profile.
This program is currently suspended until further notice due to COVID-19. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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 (MPCS) do not open, preschool will not open. If Manassas Park City Schools open late, preschool will open as follows:
- MPCS 1 hour delay, morning 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 (MPCS) 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.