In our quest for an after school solution, we toured Zach's place today. Its set up in a home, and is a neat facility. Dominic was instantly at home and went outside to play. They have a ball pit. He made himself quite at home.
Based on the sliding scale, we would probably end up paying between $7 and $8 an hour (plus $3 for going to pick him up from D11), and he'd be in a situation where he was in a 1 adult to 3 child ratio. They would have no problem with only a few days a week
So, second place we visited. First place we didn't get the heebie jeebies from. I expect we'll fill out the paperwork and get him in their system for the just in case kind of scenario. It sounds like they have a lot of fun - they go swimming a couple of times a week during full day summer care, they do trips to parks, and zoo's etc.
We'll be going to myplaydate.org Monday.
I have already started getting requests from the school to confirm Dominic's transportation needs for the fall. So we need to make a choice soon.
So far we have as options
100% bus drop off at home sometime after school gets out at 2:30(meaning one of us need to rearrange our schedule accordingly)
100% third party pick up at school
Mix of the two.