young oaks latchkey program

Before and After School Child Care

The Young Oaks Latchkey Program offers comfortable, supervised before and after school care that includes activities that enhance the child's physical, social, and academic growth. The Young Oaks Program works with the State Licensing Division and must meet the requirements set forth by the State of Michigan. The Young Oaks Program is not to be considered an ‘academic’ program.

Sites are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:20 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, on regularly scheduled school days. Young Oaks sites include: Addams, Keller, Northwood, Oakland, Oak Ridge, and Upton Elementary Schools. Space is limited. 

The Young Oaks program has a site supervisor and fully trained staff at each elementary school site along with an 18:1 student-to-staff ratio. The program meets the State of Michigan Licensing Guidelines.


Students being registered for the Young Oaks Program must be enrolled in a Royal Oak School and attending a class between Developmental Kindergarten and Fifth Grade.  Parents must complete required forms as well as supply the yearly registration fee in order to complete their student’s registration process at the Addams Early Childhood Center. You must have a zero balance in any Early Childhood Program to register.

Pricing, policies and procedures for the 2021-2022 Young Oaks Latchkey Program can be found in the Parent Handbook. Required paperwork for families who have been accepted into the program can be found on the Young Oaks Program Checklist.

Please see the welcome information linked below:

Procare Connect App Information is linked, along with information on how to electronically sign your student in and out of care.

2021-2022 Lottery: 

The Young Oaks Latchkey Program held a lottery for enrollment in May of 2021. Most of our sites are at capacity. To be added to the waitlist, please complete the lottery form for your Elementary School Building below:


More information regarding the 2022-2023 School Year will be announced in February of 2022. Please continue to monitor this page for updates.

Thank you for your interest in our program.

New February 2022!

We will transition to the Brightwheel childcare management and billing platform. With Brightwheel we will continue contactless payments and now offer autopay. Other helpful features include contactless electronic sign-in and sign-out as well as instant messaging and communication right to your device. 


The Young Oaks Latchkey Program will use Procare to bill for tuition and allow parents to make contactless payments to the program. (For payments through January 2022 fees)

To make a payment (you must have an account), please visit
For Frequently Asked Questions about how to make a payment, please visit the Procare Payment FAQ Sheet.

For questions about Procare, please reach out to the Addams ECC Offices at 248-288-3220 or email Evelyn Maurer at Please be sure to include the school your student attends in the email.


Thank you!