Student Center Depot 

before & after-school

school holidays &

summer vacation

Kindergarten – 5th

 Click here for the 2003 Summer Registration form


The after school program 

Students are divided into groups with an assigned staff person.  Times inside and outside are scheduled & limited to allow all groups attention to activities. 

Inside activities include learning center activities – lego/block building, art, math & science discovery, language, computers, Nintendo, board games and movies only on rainy days. 

The outside playground is designed for school aged children only and includes basketball courts, four square courts, “hopscotch” space, jump ropes, swings, climbing apparatus and things to simply sit on and talk around. 

Afternoon snack will include drinks every afternoon.  We request students who wish to bring special snacks bring enough for their group to enjoy.  Space on the playground under shady trees is where students will find picnic tables. 

Manners are requested at all times by elementary students.

Group arrangement of students is based on student’s age, stage and request. 

Our staff makes every effort to help students feel comfortable with the group they are participating with each day. 

Please be sure to share any concerns or questions you may have either by phone or in person.  

Our goal is for parents and students to be comfortable & happy.

After school schedule 

2:45 pick-up begins
3-3:15 arrival at SCD
3:15-3:45 Group One
3:45-4:15  Group Two 
4:15-4:45 Group Three
4:45-5:15  Inside 
5:15-5:30 Clean-up to Close


Days OFF from School 

During the course of each school year, students will have days that parents are still working when school’s are closed for conferences, teacher training or holidays.  Schools are also closed during Christmas break, spring break and summer. 

The Student Center Depot will be open and available on those days. 

On single days off from school, activities are planned at the SCD, which may include a field trip.  We believe field trips should be planned with a purpose rather than leaving the facility to “just go somewhere”. 

Activities are planned to be fun and educational (when possible).  We feel social time is as important as educational time. 

Activity and curriculum outlines can be picked up in the school’s office prior to days or weeks when school is not in session.  

When parents have suggestions for activities, we appreciate being given the opportunity to consider the idea.

SCD pick-up information 

Elementary schools in Manatee County generally dismiss students at 2:45pm.  Our SCD driving staff have a complete list of student’s names for each school and are trained to know where every child is before leaving a school. 

The Student Center’s buses are driven by adults licensed as Commercial Drivers License (CDL) in Florida.  The school also uses a 15 passenger van for transportation and its driver is not required by Florida Statute to have a CDL License. 

Our vehicles undergo annual safety and mechanical inspections and are equipped with first aid kits and fire extinguishers.

-School’s currently serviced -

J.P. Miller Elementary Ida M. Stewart Elementary
H.S. Moody Elementary Seabreeze Elementary
Palma Sola Elementary Manatee School of Arts & Sciences
Robert H. Prine Elementary Ballard Elementary

The Blue Heart School



Student Rules of Conduct

… at the Depot 

By being aware of the SCD’s Rules for Good Behavior, parents & student’s expectations of safety & well being can be accomplished.


We appreciate parent’s support.



Keep voices down

Be constructive

Walk at all times

Respect SCD’s furniture & equipment

Listen for Staff instructions

Take care of bathrooms

Put materials away completely

Play at tables

Respect visitors

Absolutely no fighting




Keep hands on climbing equipment

Keep voices on medium volume

Respect our neighbors

Line up when staff indicates it’s time

Throw finished snack materials away

Stop swing before getting off


Parents & students are both asked to sign a Contract of Good Behavior.


Puppy Patch Preschool, Inc.

1116-1202 35th Street West Bradenton, FL 34205-3223

(941) 748-6648

Copyright 2003 Puppy Patch Preschool Inc. All rights reserved.