CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Any parent knows how expensive childcare can be. For many, the cost can end up being just as much as a paycheck. But now there's a remedy for parents who may be struggling financially.
The city of Corpus Christi is offering a free after school program for kids. All parents have to do is take them to one of the four city run recreation centers.
“It provides a safe environment for kids to socialize, to do their homework play sports, arts and crafts while their family is still working,” said Lisa Oliver with the City Parks and Recreation Department.
The after-school program is being offered to kids ranging from ages 6 to 16.
Oliver says the program is set up to where kids can work on their homework or extra assignments but still have a little down time to unwind after a long school day.
“After being in a structured environment all day it’s good for kids to have fun,” said Oliver.
The program will be operated by staff and school coaches from the hours of 3 PM to 6 PM Monday through Friday.
Oliver says the only drawback for parents might be that they'll need to find a way to transport their child to the recreation centers after they get out of school
“Our recreation centers are located fairly close to elementary schools or middle schools,” said Oliver.
Each recreation center has a capacity for 75 children, and there are still spots available and time to register.
The four locations are:
Joe Garza Recreation Center l 3204 Highland Ave.
Lindale Recreation Center l 3133 Swantner Dr.
Oak Park Recreation Center l 842 Erwin Dr.
Oso Recreation Center l 1111 Bernice Dr.
For more information/register : ccparkandrec.com