What is MSCR’s Safe Haven Program?
Information by phone: 608-467-8360
As part of the Madison Metropolitan School District, MSCR’s Safe Haven has provided quality childcare since 1992. Safe Haven was established with the belief that all children need a safe and enriching place to spend their after school hours, while their parents are at work or school. Safe Haven provides a comprehensive, afterschool program in select Madison Metropolitan School District sites, for children kindergarten through 5th grade.
Easy & Convenient!
Are you a busy parent? Nothing can be easier than afterschool care at your child’s school or neighborhood center. MSCR offers Safe Haven childcare at fourteen locations.
Recreational and educational activities!
MSCR offers fun and educational activities.
- Creative art and enrichment projects
- Homework help
- Special events & field trips
- Active play
- Playtime with board games and toys
- Opportunities to make new friends
Procedimiento de Registro Para El Campamento de Agosto del 2016 - 2017 coming soon
Kids Day Out - childcare on no school days - see Program Guide for registration information.
Safe Haven & (*Community Learning Center) Sites 2016-2017 School Year:
|Site Name||Phone No.||Address|
|Allied Learning Center||204-6561||2237 Allied Drive, Madison, 53711|
|Allis Elementary*||204-1018||4201 Buckeye Rd, Madison, 53716|
|Emerson Elementary||204-2023||2421 E. Johnson St., Madison, 53704|
|Falk Elementary*||204-2208||6323 Woodington Way, Madison, 53711|
|Glendale Elementary*||204-2391||1201 Tompkins Dr., Madison, 53716|
|Hawthorne Elementary*||204-2507||3344 Concord Avenue, Madison, 53714|
|LakeView Elementary*||204-4055||1802 Tennyson Lane, Madison, 53704|
|Lincoln Elementary*||204-4963||909 Sequoia Trail, Madison, 53713|
|Lindbergh Elementary||204-6507||4500 Kennedy Rd, Madison, 53704|
|Leopold Elementary*||204-4334||2602 Post Rd|
|Lowell Elementary||204-6616||401 Maple Avenue, Madison, 53704|
|Mendota Elementary*||204-7858||4002 School Road, Madison, 53704|
|Midvale Elementary*||204-6733||502 Caromar Drive, Madison, 53711|
|Nuestro Mundo||442-2494||902 Nichols Road, Madison, 53716|
|Orchard Ridge*||TBD||5602 Russett Rd|
|Sandburg Elementary*||442-2955||4114 Donald Dr, Madison, 53714|
|Schenk Elementary (CLC Only-No Safe Haven)||442-2866||230 Schenk Street, Madison, 53714|
|*21st Century Community Learning Center Site|
MSCR makes every effort to hire diverse, qualified, caring and professional staff who have experience, education and a desire to work with youth in a recreation setting. All employees have been screened and have passed a background check through the Wisconsin Department of Justice and a TB test. We take pride in the quality of our staff and maintain high standards by training staff in a variety of topics including: CPR, behavior management, supervision, health and safety, age appropriate practices and other related topics. MSCR provides a 10:1 child to staff ratio.
At Safe Haven We:
- Provide youth with activities and skills that enhance physical and cognitive capabilities, and build self-esteem
- Teach youth alternative ways to resolve conflict
- Build teamwork and cooperation skills
School Year Safe Haven Programs
Safe Haven begins the first day of school and ends the next to last day of school. Afterschool programs offer tutoring and homework help. The program calendar generally follows the Madison Metropolitan School District calendar. Programs begin at school release time (including early release on Monday) and end at 5:30 pm or 5:45 pm daily. Please check your site for the exact time. Most programs require daily participation.
As a department of the school district, Safe Haven is required to meet all the standards for Wisconsin licensed day care centers, and each site is assessed annually using the School-Age Care Environment Rating Scale.
School-based Safe Haven programs are open to all children who attend the school or live in the attendance area of the school in which the program is held. Neighborhood center-based programs are open to all children living in the areas surrounding the neighborhood center. Safe Haven Summer Camps are open to all MMSD residents.
Early Release & No-School Days
MSCR Safe Haven programs operate on scheduled early-release days. Kids Day Out is an all day program that takes place on no-school days (including teacher in-services and parent-teacher conferences). The program is available at some locations. Please check at your site for details. Safe Haven does not operate on holidays. Limited sites will provide childcare services during spring and winter break. Additional fees are charged for Kids Day Out.
Contact your MSCR Site Supervisor if transportation home is required.
If MMSD schools are closed due to severe weather, Safe Haven is closed.
Release of Children
Only authorized persons specified on the child’s release form may pick up a child.
Visitors and Observations
Parent/Guardians are welcome to visit and observe the MSCR Safe Haven programs anytime. For liability and supervision reasons, visiting children may not participate in MSCR Safe Haven programs. Community members who wish to observe the program must request permission from the Site Supervisor and/or the MSCR Youth Programs Specialist.
Scholarships Are Available
A limited number of scholarships are available for those families eligible for free/reduced lunch and meeting all other Safe Haven scholarship requirements. Call 608-467-8360 for scholarship information.