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Before & After School Care



Stars & Comets provides high-quality, fun, and safe before and after school care with age-appropriate classes and a low student/teacher ratio (1:18).  Your child will experience a caring, devoted staff, fun activities, and even exciting trips (on breaks and half days).  And with competitive rates and a tuition fee that covers everything (regular care, full days and breaks, field trips & activities, snacks, and much more) Stars & Comets is the right choice for your before and after school care needs.  Daily activities include things like p.m. snacks, arts & crafts, homework time, group games, computers/video games, board games, recreation time outside or in our gymnasium, and much more.  Plus you’ll know your child is being cared for at Palm Harbor United Methodist Church in a safe, family-friendly, and values-focused environment.


And speaking of safety, Stars & Comets is licensed through the Pinellas County License Department for Children’s Centers.  Plus all staff are locally and nationally background checked.


Great Before / After School Care

BEFORE SCHOOL CARE provides your child with time to have fun, be social, and maybe even finish up some last-minute homework before the school day begins.  Many students also bring breakfast or an AM snack to enjoy as well.

AFTER SCHOOL CARE provides your child with the right mix of fun, social interaction, physical activity, and of course time for homework. After-school care also includes a provided snack, student-selected activities (stations), group activities, and more!


Full-Day Care When School is Out

No school?  No problem?  Full daycare is provided on days when school is out during the school year, with only a few exceptions for holiday closures AT NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE.  That’s right, full daycare is included in the regular cost of tuition.


On full days, students experience more of the great activities they would enjoy as part of regular before/after school care plus a field trip or special onsite activity (again all included in the regular cost of tuition).  While Stars & Comets is closed during the summer, Palm Harbor UMC also offers a full-day summer camp during the 9 – 10 weeks of summer.  Want more info on that program?  CLICK HERE!


Transportation To / From School

Students are transported to / from school in a 25 passenger shuttle bus, a 14 passenger minibus, or a 10 passenger van.  Attendance is taken as students both board and disembarks the vehicle.  When picking up students, after taking attendance, the family of any student not present is contacted (unless we were previously notified of the absence) to ensure no student is left behind.


All vehicles are routinely inspected for safety and all drivers are background checked, screened, must have a clean driving record, must pass a driver’s physical, must be CPR & First Aid certified, and must be approved through the United Methodist Conference!


To speak to someone, call the Stars & Comets office at (727) 781-6343 or email 

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