School Age Child Care

at George Washington Elementary School

Our Philosophy
     The SACC Program provides a unique opportunity for children to enrich what happens in school, to develop a self-identity by interaction with peers and to explore and take part in productive activities which challenge them.  The SACC program can provide one of the best environments for children of varying ages to live and learn together.  "School age child care" changes our society.  These changes are reflected in the fact that most jobs are outside the home, most two-parent households need two incomes, and nearly half of all children will spend some portion of their childhood in a single-parent house hold.

     Skills (sensory, motor, perceptual, and language) which are introduced during the course of the normal school day are enhanced through child centered and teacher directed materials and activities.  Activities in the after school program are provided to compliment the time children have already spent in school taking into consideration that children need  time to relax their minds and bodies.

     The child care staff is committed to these concepts.  We will provide opportunities for your child to explore the environment and interact with adults and peers while in a nurturing atmosphere.  A natural love for children combined with sensitivity and teaching skills will result in effective techniques that will benefit your child during the time after the regular school day ends.  Applying sound educational principles to our daily activity plans, we strive to extend your child's academic experiences.

     We hope to enhance our Washington partnership with you and your child.  Our goal is for your child to have happy, pleasant, and enriching experiences while with us after school.
Meet Our Team
  1. Director
    Diane Ivey
    Director I have been at Washington for 18 years working with both the ECLC and SACC programs. I love children and enjoy watching them grow and learn. I am married and have 3 children and 5 grandchildren.
  2. Donna Freeman
    Lead Teacher I began working in SACC as an assistant in 2004. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from ETSU. I love my work here because I enjoy the opportunity we have to provide a home away from home where children can come to unwind and just be who they are. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have 2 daughters, Jenna and Kelli who are the lights of my life. I am also a die hard Indianapolis Colts fan!
  3. Mary Whitt
    Assistant I have worked in the SACC program since 2013. I finished my Bachelor's degree in Human Services/minor in Human Development from ETSU in December of 2016. I love working with children of all ages. I spend my free time enjoying the outdoors, listening to music, playing with my dog Lulu, hanging out with my sweet neice, and working out at the Y.
  1. Kellie Kirk
    Assistant I attend ETSU as an Art and Advertising Major. I will graduate next year. I have worked in the SACC program since 2013 and I have enjoyed getting know the children and their families. Our job can be a lot of fun! I also enjoying hiking in the mountains and spending time with my friends and family.
  2. Lindsey Reynolds
    Assistant I am 23 years old and am a student at ETSU. I will graduate in May with a BS degree in Early Childhood and a minor in Special Ed. I have one dog, his name is Kix. I have worked at Washington SACC for 3 years and enjoy working with your children every day. They can turn any bad day into a good day.
  3. Chloe Lowe
    Assistant I graduated from DBHS in 2017 and will be a Freshman at ETSU in the Fall. I plan to major in Dental Hygiene. I love to dance and spend time with my family and friends. I attended Washington SACC as a student and later became a student volunteer when I was 13. I have worked in SACC for a total of 6 years as a volunteer and later as a part time summer assistant. The part of my job is seeing the kids having fun.
  4. Emily Daily
    Assistant I am 21 years old and attend UVA at Wise. I am majoring in Liberal Arts and Sciences (PreK - 6) with a concentration in English. I have a Beagle named Ringo and 1 cute little cat named Kit Cat. I love music and have played the clarinet for almost 10 years. I enjoy my work in SACC and look forward to seeing the children every day.
  5. Macy Carmack
    Assistant I am 18 years old and will graduate from Dobyns Bennett in May. I plan to attend ETSU in the Fall of 2017. I have 1 younger brother and 3 dogs. I love to spend my free time invested in a good book and hanging out with friends and family. I also love to listen to music and am currently trying to learn how to play the piano. I attended Washington Elementary for grades K-5 and it is such a great experience to be back spending time with your children!
  6. Colton Chess
    Assistant I am 21 years old and a student at Northeast State. I plan to graduate in the Fall of 2017 and then transfer to ETSU to pursue a Bachelor's Degree in Advertising and Public Relations. In my free time I like to play basketball and spend time with my friends and family. The children in SACC are great! They make my day every time I clock in.
  7. Connie Browder
    Assistant I have worked with children for many years. I have been retired from Kingsport City Schools for 3 years, but you will see me here during the early morning care or sometimes in ECLC where I was a teacher for 13 years. I also tutor at Roosevelt, sub at Kennedy, and volunteer at the Exchange Place. I have a son and a daughter who have given me 2 great in-laws and 4 grandchildren who are very dear to my heart. I know how to love, care, and teach children of all ages and I feel that this is one of my purposes in life.
  8. Philip Edwards
    Student Assistant