South Rowan Academy of Child Development, LLC
Promoting overall child growth in a safe, caring, structured environment.

group of children and teacher at schoolWe aim to nurture all aspects of child development through promoting strong academic success, practicing daily health and fitness, and sharpening minds with recreational activities. South Rowan Academy of Child Development understands that school-age children spend most of their time at school dealing with their assignments, schoolmates, and extracurricular activities.

When they are not in a classroom, they unconsciously seek to explore different things that interest them most. They will crave for learning opportunities to establish vital skills for their future. In response to this need for continual learning outside the four walls of the classroom, we provide a variety of enriching activities such as indoor or outdoor sports, and seasonal crafts and projects.

Before/After School programs (5-12 years):

Do you need Before and/or After School care for your 5 to 12-year-old child? If so, we have just the place! Check out our cost-effective, fun before and after school programs. We offer an After School program on-site at Bostian Elementary and a Before/After School program on-site at China Grove Elementary. For our main location at South Rowan Academy, we accept DSS-subsidy for your convenience.

We provide one adult per every 15 children. There is a site director available and all of our staff are trained in CPR and First Aid. We also provide a lite afternoon snack in the After School programs. Children have time for homework, as well as a variety of activities. (NOTE: Staff are not able to help your child with homework. Please consider a private tutor if your child needs assistance.) Weather permitting, children will be allowed to play on the playground.

The After School program offered at South Rowan Academy is for subsidized children only. To qualify, parents must contact the Department of Social Services at 704-216-8330. Click here for more information.

We are offering our Before/After school program in the China Grove Elementary gym (see below for a list of schools we pick up from).

Beginning MARCH 29, we will begin offering our After school ONLY program in the Bostian Elementary gym for those who attend Bostian Elementary. All children MUST enroll with us! Contact us at sra417@yahoo.com if you are interested.

Registration Fee (annual): $30 per child (due when your child enrolls). There is a $10 discount on each additional child. To enroll, parents must pay the registration fee PLUS the first month’s tuition (both are NON-REFUNDABLE if your child does not attend).

Rates (4 days/week) during Covid-19/Virtual Learning):

Before School $62/month
After School $124/month
Before & After School $186/month

(NOTE: The rates above are FULL-TIME rates and DO NOT include school holidays. See School Closings below). We are unable to provide part-time care at this time. The above rates are subject to change. Fall 2021 rates are still to be determined. 


Full-Day Care:

School Closings: We MAY be open for Teacher Workdays and some holidays. Sign ups are REQUIRED as space is limited. Fall 2021 rates are still TBD.  Current Rates: Wednesday (Virtual Learning) Full Days: $122/month. If you are in need of full-day care on any day, please contact us at sra417@yahoo.com or 704-855-3276. Space is LIMITED.  NOTE: We have teachers who are experienced with facilitating virtual learning and assisting the children with completing their schoolwork.

Multi-Child Discount: $10 discount for each additional child enrolled with the same family (this discount will go toward the oldest child’s tuition or the lowest tuition rate). This is available ONLY for full-time enrollees.

Transportation: We transport children to the SRA Subsidized After School and China Grove Elementary site from the following schools: Landis and Bostian (for subsidized children only; other children at Bostian can go to our after school onsite). Please contact us if your child attends one of the above schools and needs to be transported to our after school program.

Transportation Cost: $36/month per child (each additional child is $26)


If you need to TRANSFER your child to our After School Program:

For more information on School Reassignment: https://www.rssed.org/about/departments/administrative-legal/school-choice. You will need the Child Care Verification Form that your child is enrolled in our after school program. Those forms can be downloaded here (we also have them in our office): Child_Care_Verification  |  Child_care_verification_form-Spanish  Bring the Child Care Verification form to our office at 417 N. Main Street, China Grove. Our office manager, Serena Edwards, can notarize it. There is no cost for the notary if done in our office.

If your child has been approved for enrollment, you can enroll online here: Enroll Now

You will receive ADDITIONAL paperwork that must be completed before your child can start. Please make sure you are aware of tuition due dates and you start your child on a date when you can pay the tuition at the proper time.