Notice of Dissolution

To the Albany Community,

It is with deep sadness we announce the dissolution of the Community Before & After School Child Care Program after 36 years of community service.

CAP began operation in 1988 after a one-year study by a community needs committee designed to address the issue of latch-key children and youth delinquency in Albany.  In the fall of 1986, the Albany Community Recreation Task Force proposed the establishment of an afterschool child care program for school-age children. The task force assigned the Albany Recreation Coordinating Committee the responsibility for the development of CAP’s afterschool program.

Over the years, CAP continued to provide a vital and thriving state-certified service to the Albany community until March 13, 2020, when the program’s license to operate was suspended until June 2021, due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Since CAP’s reopening in the fall of 2021, tuition and enrollment has remained 60 percent lower than pre-pandemic service years.  The inherent consequences of wait lists, last-minute emergency closures, staffing shortages, low enrollment, and waning partnership support have all contributed to the significant challenges CAP could not fiscally sustain.

On June 3, the CAP Board of Directors directed the cancellation of CAP’s summer program and subsequent layoffs of child care provider staff on June 14, 2024.  On June 10 administrative staff were notified of the organization’s dissolution and subsequent layoff effective June 28, 2024.

Thank you to the City of Albany for the generous and longstanding contributions to our program over these many years, to United Way, and to the Greater Albany Public School District for host space to operate including transportation and nutrition services.  CAP sincerely thanks the many supportive community members for charitable donations sponsoring our efforts.

On behalf of our child care provider staff as well as the faithful and committed administrative staff, we have truly treasured our CAP children and their families.  It has been our sincere honor and privilege to deliver 36 years of service to the Albany community providing quality licensed child care.



CAP serves all fourteen (14) elementary schools in the Greater Albany Public School (GAPS) District.  We offer child care before school starting at 6:45 am and after school until 6:00 pm.  CAP also offers full-day care on school vacation days, in-service days, and winter, spring and summer breaks from 6:45am to 6:00 pm at selected CAP site locations.  Please see Locations for 2023-2024 operating sites.  Openings at all open locations!



CAP proudly serves families associated with Employment Related Day Care (ERDC) and the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS).  Subject to availability and approval, CAP provides additional discounts and scholarships for working parents/guardians demonstrating a financial need.  CAP is committed to ensuring child care services are available to all families in the Albany community.  For more information, please contact the CAP office!


CAP is a “mask optional” center, and we encourage parents and families, as well as CAP teacher staff, to determine whether continued mask wearing remains a best-choice option in addressing individual needs and circumstances. We invite all to be respectful and supportive of individual choice.

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Our Misson

“Provide safe, structured, quality and affordable care for elementary age children.”

State Certified Child Care

CAP is licensed by the State of Oregon Child Care Licensing Division (CCLD). This yearly process includes fire and sanitation inspections, and onsite visits by CCLD to ensure state guidelines are being met throughout the program. Staff qualifications and training requirements are monitored through this same yearly certification process.

Tax ID Numbers
Federal: 93-0979294
State: 0401596-0

What does CAP Offer?

For Children:

  • Nutritious snacks, approved by the United States Dept. of Agriculture
  • Safe, clean and comfortable setting
  • Entertaining, educational activities
  • STEAM curriculum, games, crafts and outdoor play
  • Caring and supportive staff guidance
  • Homework assistance and Reading Club

For Parents:

  • Affordable, quality childcare
  • Convenient locations
  • Trained, professional staff
  • Supportive environment
  • Age-appropriate programming
  • Consistent communication between parents and school

Site Locations/Times

In partnership with the Greater Albany Public School District, CAP enrollment consists of hundreds of children ages 5 to 12 years at multiple public school site locations. Please see Locations for current operating sites. We offer childcare before school starting at 6:45am and after school until 6:00pm.  CAP offers full-day care at selected sites on vacation days, in-service days, winter, spring and summer breaks.

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