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Enrollment is open for the 2023-2024 School Year Latchkey program. Click below to open the registration form.

2023-2024 School Year Latchkey Enrollment

Latchkey is a before and after school program for students ages 3 years-5th grade. The program runs at Oakwood Elementary on all days school is held. Please fill out a form for each individual child you plan on having attend the program. If you fill out a form prior to your assigned date noted above, your registration will not be valid. Thank you for your understanding!

Summer Information

Portland Summer Latchkey Registration will be posted closer to the end of the school year. Be sure to check back in the Spring or watch for an announcement.

About our Program

Welcome to Portland Public Schools Latchkey and Summer Adventure Program!

We are a licensed childcare center in the State of Michigan


We believe that each child is unique and has specific individual needs. It is our priority to provide a high quality program for our families!

Our goals are:  

To provide a  safe, nurturing and relaxed environment where children feel welcome and secure.

To provide dependable childcare, at a convenient location and reasonable costs. 

To provide fun and hands on activities which encourage your child’s social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development. 

To provide an open communication system that fosters a positive link between home and school.

To Implement Oakwood’s PRIDE system in our interactions with children.

The core values are:



In Control 




Each site is staffed with a Supervisor, Head Teacher and Teacher Aides. PPS Latchkey and the Summer Adventure Program maintain  a ratio as set forth by the State of Michigan Department of Human Services. Depending upon the planned activities, the ratio may vary. The ratio for all school-aged children is 1:18.The ratio for children 3 years of age is 1 to 10 and 4 years of age  is 1 to 12. 



Oakwood and Westwood Before and After School Latchkey are both housed at Oakwood Elementary. Westwood students are  in the art room and Oakwood students are in the cafeteria. Both programs have gym and recess time at this location.

Before School: 6:30  – Start of School Day 

End of School Day – 6:00 P.M. 

Summer Adventure Program (Children entering Little Raider  through 5th grade): 6:30-A.M. – 6:00 P.M.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Christy Vostrizansky, the program director, at

Latchkey Information

Hours of Operation
6:30 - 8:30 a.m.
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Direct Phone: