Panther Pride School Age Child Care

Now hiring!

Panther Pride is seeking an outgoing, caring individual who is not afraid to have fun! Do you have a fun personality and love kids? Come and join the Panther Pride team!

  • Hours: 6 to 8:45 a.m. and 3 to 6 p.m.
  • Location: To be determined
  • For more information, and to apply: Work for Ray-Pec

About Panther Pride

Panther Pride offers before- and after-school child care for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Sites are located at all Ray-Pec elementary schools. Before-school care is available from 6:15 a.m. until the school day starts. After-school care is available from dismissal to 6 p.m. on school days. Care is also available on many weekdays that school is not in session. The schedule includes indoor and outdoor activities, snack, hands-on projects, gym activities, social interaction, and homework assistance. Panther Pride is a large group supervision program that follows district guidelines related to discipline, illness, and healthy snacks.

There are three options for care: before school only, after school only, and before and after school care.  For more information about the program and questions on pricing please call 816.892.1090 or see the link below. 

Panther Pride

Tuition Rates for 2021-2022

Full-time, 5 days per week, per child

  • A.M. only - $230/month
  • P.M. only - $230/month
  • A.M./P.M. - $330/month

* Rates do not include no-school days 

No school days - $30 per day

Enrollment fees

  • $50 for the first child, and $10 for each additional child
  • One-time charge for the school year, and one time charge for summer programming

Discounts

Please contact the office for tuition assistance and other discount options. If you are interested in applying for tuition assistance, please complete a Sharing Document with the Child Nutrition Department. It is the parent's responsibility to communicate with a case worker, if applicable.

  • 50 percent for staff
  • 15 percent for siblings
  • 10 percent for students eligible for reduced-price lunch
  • 15 percent for students eligible for free lunch

Contact

  • Ryan Naylor - School Age Child Care Program Coordinator - ryan.naylor@raypec.org
  • Dakota Schlechter - Assistant Program Coordinator - dakota.schlechter@raypec.org
  • JoOnna Wood -  Childcare Administrative Assistant -  joonna.wood@raypec.org
  • Phone: 816-892-1090
  • Fax: 816-892-1926

Ryan Naylor is new Panther Pride Coordinator

Ryan Naylor is the new program coordinator for the Panther Pride before and after school child care program in the Ray-Pec School District. Naylor began work on Aug. 9.

Naylor comes to Ray-Pec with more than 15 years of experience in before and after school programs. His background ranges from serving as a frontline staff member to training staff and speaking at conferences. He has been a member of the Missouri AfterSchool Network and previously served on its board of directors for several years.

Naylor is pictured with his wife, Alisha, (a longtime Cerner employee), and their four sons, Rawley, 7; Lucas, 5; Oliver, 1.5; and Pierce, 5 months. The family enjoys spending time outdoors, playing games, sports, or hiking.

Ryan Naylor Family Pic