Child Care (LASER) | LASER Leaps | Nursing Services
Child Care (LASER)
Laurelhurst After School Enrichment Rooms (LASER) was established in 1984, and is an onsite licensed, insured, non-profit organization which provides Before/After school childcare. They serve children K through grade 6, hours from 7:00 - 9:10 a.m. and 3:20 - 6:15 p.m. and also offers a Pre-K program. LASER is located in portables on the Laurelhurst Elementary School north playground. During the summer and other vacation periods, LASER operates an all-day Day Camp for children ages 5-12.
LASER is a separate organization not operated or governed by Laurelhurst Elementary School or the Seattle School District.
For more information about the LASER enrollment policies and tuition, please visit their website at www.laserchildcare.com or contact the Executive Director, at 206-240-5358.
Before and After School Enrichment Classes
LASER also hosts fee-based enrichment programs, such as world languages, drama, choir and art classes and two hour special sessions on early release days during the school year. Information and registration for these programs, known as LASER Leaps, are handled directly by LASER. Registration forms for LASER Leaps with class information, fees, and sign-up deadlines are sent home in kid mail and are available on the bulletin board in the front hall. Please check specific program information because there may be additional requirements required prior to enrollment.
Limited scholarships are available for these programs. A participation agreement and registration payment (check made out to LASER or credit card) must be submitted prior to enrolling in any before and after school enrichment class.
Our school nurse will be here one to two days a week. She provides the following services:
- Handling injuries and emergencies
- Health screening for vision and hearing
- Scoliosis Screening (all fifth grade students will be screened for scoliosis in the spring. A letter will be sent home to parents explaining the procedure)
- Handling health concerns. If your child has food allergies, bee sting allergies, asthma, other medical conditions, etc., please contact the nurse. It is important to have a plan on file for how those conditions should be handled
When the nurse is not at the school, office staff and parent volunteers handle injuries and emergencies. Please remember that all medications should be taken at home. This includes over-the-counter medicines and those scheduled to be taken three times a day. If your child takes medication regularly and must take it at school, you will need to complete a special form available from the office and obtain a doctor’s signature. No medication, whether prescription or over-the-counter, will be administered without a completed, form signed by both parent and physician. Do not send any medication, including Tylenol, Advil, cough drops, etc. to school with your child. It must be brought to the office. There are no exceptions. Please talk to the school nurse regarding this procedure. If your child has serious health problems, please call the school office for assistance.