A Nurturing Place for Your Children

Treating Your Children Like Family

Providing an Excellent After-School Childcare Program

Ask Us is an independent nonprofit organization that provides a safe and fun place for school-aged children in West Islip, NY. Our affordable programs are perfect for public and private school students who are in kindergarten to Grade 6.

Mission Statement

We aim to alleviate any concerns that working parents have in our program. With this in mind, we designed it to promote the physical, intellectual, social, and cultural growth of your child. With us, you can be sure that responsible and caring individuals will always prioritize your child’s well-being. We offer two sessions every school day, from Monday to Friday.

Program Details

The morning session begins at 7:00 a.m. and ends at 9:00 a.m. We serve breakfast between 7:15 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.

  • Daily Breakfast Choices

  • Various Cold Cereals

  • Fresh Fruit

  • Yogurt

  • Applesauce

*Wednesday – Pancakes or Waffles
*Fridays – Fresh Mini Bagels Served With Butter or Cream Cheese

  • Daily Morning Activities

  • Arts and Crafts

  • Games and Puzzles

  • Coloring

  • Gymnasium

The afternoon session begins at 3:00 p.m. and ends at 6:00 p.m. Children are transported from their school to our program, and we always take attendance when they arrive. We then give the kids a choice of a healthy snack and beverage, and we encourage them to complete their homework in a quiet room before playtime.

  • Afternoon Activities

  • Arts and Crafts

  • Books

  • Games

  • Puzzles


We have indoor and outdoor playground areas, as well as a gymnasium, to promote the children’s gross motor skills. They can also learn the rules of good sportsmanship by doing activities in these areas.


  • April 15 - 22nd spring recess

  • May 27 – 30th Memorial Day

  • June 20th - Juneteenth observed

  • June 23rd - last day of school - Afternoon session only

  • June 24th - last day of school - morning session only

Contact Us

Employment Opportunities

  • List of Requirements

  • Must possess excellent personal qualifications, be mature, be in good physical and mental health, and be able to have the energy and stamina necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of their position.

  • Must have previous childcare experience.

  • Must be at least 16 years old.

  • New York State (NYS) Office of Children and Family Services Requirements

  • Résumé

  • SCR Clearance (a background check proving that there has been no report of child abuse or maltreatment)

  • Formal NYS Fingerprinting

  • Signed Statement of Criminal History Review

  • Medical Statement, (an updated TB vaccination is required)

Interested candidates may download the application form and forward it to Tracy Lite at [email protected].

Employment Application

  • Ask Us Board of Directors

  • Justin Lite

  • Michael Studley

  • Christine Petzold

**Contact information upon request​

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