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(607) 272-2658   /   Varna After School Program   /  943 Dryden Rd. Ithaca, NY 14850

  • Q: Is VASP registered with New York Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS)? 

  • A: Yes. Varna After School is licensed and compliant with NYS OCFS Regulations (414).  Moreover, VASP engages in best practice aiming for quality care.  


  • Q: What are the hours of operation?

  • A: Monday - Friday 2:00pm- 5:45pm.


  • Q: Does the program provide care when school is not in session? 

  • A: Yes. For almost all holiday and vacation days VASP provides full day care from 7:45am - 5:45pm.

  • Q: Is part-time care available?

  • A: Yes. You can sign your child up for the specific days you need care. VASP will also accept children on a drop-in basis, if there is space available.

  • Q: Is transportation provided?

  • A: Yes! Transportation is provided by Ithaca City School District from any ICSD elementary school to VASP.


  • Q: How much does VASP cost? 

  • A: Tuition is competitive with other local programs. Please contact us for more information on tuition.


  • Q: Are DSS subsidies accepted?

  • A: Yes.


  • Q: How do I register my child ?

  • A: The first step is getting in touch with us.  To register, we require families to visit our program. During your visit, you and your child will meet the staff and get a tour of the facility. Registration papers can be filled out during your visit, or emailed back to us at a later time. There is a parent handbook you are responsible for reading and a one-time non refundable deposit fee to secure your child's spot. 


  • Q: How can I help or be involved?

  • A: Thanks for asking! You can help by spreading the word about VASP.  Monetary or material donations donations of  are very welcome too; they are tax-deductible.

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