Comet Care

The Student Activities Department is pleased to announce the opening of Comet Care for the 2022-23 School Year.  Comet Care will be extended day care for Kindergarten students before and/or after their kindergarten session at MECC.  Although not registered with a curriculum through the State of Ohio, our Comet Care staff will work with students to cultivate Kindergarten learning with themed weeks, activities, crafts, and group activities. Our department’s hope is that Comet Care will further enrich Kindergarten students with activities and play that is relevant to their school learning.

Spots will be filled on a first come-first serve basis with registration payment made in full.

Program Information

AM Kindergarten Students

If care is needed prior to the start of the school day (9:20am) students enrolled in Comet Care will attend the extended care program at MECC, located at Mason Early Childhood Center, 4631 Hickory Woods Drive. This student activities program is open from 6:15am - 9:20am.  There is not a separate charge for this service.

If before school care is not needed, students will ride the bus, or be dropped off as a car rider to MECC for their morning Kindergarten class.

After their AM Kindergarten class at MECC (12:05pm), students enrolled in Comet Care will be bused to Mason Central, 211 North East Street, for the remainder of the day.  Parents/guardians will need to pick up no later than 6pm from Mason Central.

PM Kindergarten Students 

Comet Care students will be dropped off by a parent/guardian to Mason Central, 211 North East Street, by 9am.  The school bus will pick the students up and take them to MECC for their PM Kindergarten class that starts at 1:05pm.  Comet Care students will remain at MECC until they are picked up by a parent/guardian no later than 6pm. 


Tuition and Fees

Tuition is $155 per week paid in advance.  Payment is due weekly on Friday for the following week.   A $70 registration fee will be due within 48 hours of acceptance into the program.  Payment and registration details will be provided to those that are notified of acceptance.  Other fees, a $155 refundable deposit will be required before the start of school as well as a $25 supply fee.  The first week’s tuition will be due on or before Friday, August 5th.   Part-time tuition is not offered.  However, if you are looking for a part-time option you can always look at the student activities extended care program.  


Transportation to and from MECC and Mason Central will be provided via Mason City Schools transportation department.  The transportation department will determine what bus number each student will ride.  Bus information will be available in late July.  All staff will work with transportation to ensure all students make it safely to their destination.  

Snacks & Food

Lunch must be provided from home each day.  A light breakfast and an afternoon snack will be offered by the program. We do follow the guidelines set forth by the MCS food services department.  If your child has food allergies or sensitivities, you are welcome to send in your own breakfast/snack.

How to Register

Please complete this form to REGISTER for Comet Care.  

Other Information

Both MECC and Mason Central are secure buildings.  Only parents/guardians and additional authorized people will be given access codes to gain entry into the buildings.  

Questions can be directed to [email protected] 513-398-9035 ext. 40014 or [email protected] 513-398-5025 ext. 30404.  

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