Bulldog Care

Grades K-6

John J. Hurley

Superintendent of Schools

Darlene Monochello

Coordinator of Bulldog Care

Joseph P. Kelly

Business Administrator

Megan Caughey

Supervisor, Kindergarten Center

Jeanna C. Velechko

Principal, Lincoln School

William Mulcahy

Principal, Washington School

Joan Carrion

Principal, Pierrepont School


Rutherford Public Schools is proud to offer Bulldog Care. Bulldog Care will take place before school starts and after school ends to meet the needs of today’s working parents who need childcare outside of school hours. Registered participants will be involved in age-appropriate activities, which are planned and supervised by experienced staff.

Who can attend the program?

Any Rutherford Public School student in kindergarten through sixth grade is eligible to participate in the Bulldog Care program.

Where will the programs be held?

The programs will be offered in the multipurpose room/gymnasium at the Kindergarten Center, Lincoln School, Washington School and Pierrepont School.


What kinds of activities will the children be involved in?

Children will be involved in age-appropriate activities. Snacks will be provided in both AM and PM programs. Each building will offer homework help, arts and crafts, STEAM, outdoor play and special events. A monthly calendar of themes and activities will be provided to children and their families. The children will be exposed to these activities through interactive, hands-on, and fun experiences. There will be plenty of time for socialization, physical activity and the arts.



Bulldog Care AM will be scheduled to run Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to the start of school.

Bulldog Care PM will be scheduled to begin at the end of the school day until 6:30pm. There will be three different pick up times to choose from.