Extended Care


The extended care program serves the children of St. Stephen’s School and Kindergarten. Parents who work or are unavailable at the beginning or end of class to pick up their children may utilize extended care. It also serves the community by providing working parents of Kindergarten children in the Whitehall-Coplay School District before and after school care.

Admission Policy

Extended Care is available for children aged three to Kindergarten. To use the extended care program, you must have at least one child enrolled in St. Stephen’s School or have a child enrolled in Kindergarten in the Whitehall-Coplay School District. Children placed in extended care MUST be potty-trained and must be at least 3 years-old by December 1st. St. Stephen’s School families will receive first consideration for any Kindergarten children using extended care.

Fees and Payments

The registration fee for any child who has not already paid the regular school registration is $75.00 per year and will be included in your first bill. Each child will be billed on a per hour basis. Rates are determined by the School Advisory Board annually. Billing for extended care is done by per half hour and distributed bi-weekly. Payments are to be placed in the lock box across from the school office. All payments are to be made by check or money order.

Fees 2018-19:

$7.00 per billing hour for current St. Stephen's students

$7.50 per billing hour for Whitehall-Coplay Kindergarten students

Hours of Operation

7:00am - 9:00am and 11:30am - 5:00pm

Extended Care Staff

Meghan McClellan

Mrs. McClellan teaches a 3 Day AM 3 year-old class as well as being the lead Extended Care teacher at St. Stephens. She is a local graduate of Parkland High School in 2007 and a 2011 graduate of Shippensburg University with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a minor in reading. While attending Shippensburg, Mrs. McClellan was a four year scholar athlete in swimming. After graduation, she substituted in the Parkland School District while working a human resources position at a local retailer. She currently resides in Allentown with her husband, Sean. In her free time, Mrs. McClellan loves to play sports and go to the beach. She is also huge Penn State fan and frequently attends football games.

Kristen Wiedemann

Miss Wiedemann is a teaching assistant as well St. Stephen's assistant Extended Care teacher. She attended St. Stephen's as a student and is now back as a member of the staff. Originally from Fogelsville, she graduated from Parkland High School and is currently attending Lehigh-Carbon Community College in pursuit of her degree in Elementary Education. Miss Wiedemann has several years experience as a lifeguard. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends, cooking, dirtbiking with her father and decorating for the holidays, especially Halloween and Christmas.