Alexandria Area High School

(file photo) A view of the front entrance at Alexandria Area High School, which opened in 2014.

Under the Governor’s Executive Order 20-2-, free school age childcare (Preschool-12 years old) will be offered by Alexandria Public Schools Community Education for children of emergency essential workers including: employees of healthcare, emergency medical services, long-term and post-acute care, law enforcement, corrections, public health employees and court personnel. Please contact your HR department for qualifications.

We are also extending this care for Alexandria Public School (APS) employees. 

When will care begin for emergency and APS employees?

Wednesday, March 18, 2020-Friday, March 27, 2020

Will care be available on regularly scheduled non schools days?

Friday, March 20 and Monday, March 23 are non-school days.

Yes, but a fee will incur.

What is the cost of the program for emergency and APS employees?

There is NO COST during normal school hours; 7:30 am - 2:30 pm

6:30 - 7:30 am and 2:30 - 5:30 pm are at a fee. 

AM Care (6:30-7:30 am): $3/day

School Hours (7:30 am - 2:30 pm): $0/day

PM Care (2:30 - 5:30 pm): $7/day

How do I register for the program?

Please register for the program by Noon, the day prior to beginning. Thirty dollar ($30) registration fee has been waived.

What should I bring to Compass?

Morning and afternoon snack and lunch.

Students on F/R meals will be provided free breakfast and lunch.

What locations are open?

Voyager Elementary School

Lincoln Elementary School

Woodland Elementary School/Early Education Center*

*Preschool will only be available at Early Education Center

Might we extend care to other community members?

At this time, we are concentrating on our Emergency Works and APS Employees. 

If and when we have the means to provide quality care, we will add additional options.

Additional Questions:


How might I acquire care for children 0-3 years old?

YMCA child care for children ages 0-3 may be available to serve parents who must work including health care workers, first responders and "essential" employees protecting our community. If a need for essential child care arises for children 0-3, contact YMCA child care to complete pre-enrollment and orientation paperwork prior to attendance.