EDEP at Rawlings Elementary

 Christie Baxter, Coordinator



Degrees and Certifications:

Christie Baxter, Coordinator

Email: baxtercl (@gm.sbac.edu)
Program Hours: Monday - Thursday 2:52 pm to 6:00 pm; Wednesday 1:37 pm to 6:00

Phone: (352) 316-0569
TAX ID#: 59-6000500

District EDEP Site

Welcome students and parents! We are excited and ready for a great year in EDEP!  At Rawlings our number one goal is to keep your children safe as we offer them enrichment with free choice.  Kids are happiest if they are choosing the activities that interest them.


Program Information

  • EDEP Weekly Fees

    • Full Rate: First Child $48.00
      Each additional Sibling $42
      (At the same location)

      Scholarship Rate III: First Child $32.00
      Each additional Sibling $28
      (At the same location)

      Scholarship Rate II: First Child $20.00
      Each additional Sibling $17
      (At the same location)

       Scholarships are available based on household income. The parent must complete an application and income verification to determine the proper fees to be charged. Until this form is processed everyone will pay the full rate.

    Late fees will be charged beginning at 6:05 at a rate of $15.00 per child for every 15 minutes you are late. Three late pick ups will result in dismissal from the program.

    CHANGE IN ATTENDANCE:  As stated in our parent handbook, if your child has a change in their afternoon schedule and will not be attending EDEP, please contact EDEP directly by email by 2 pm.  Failure to notify EDEP staff of your child's absence 3 times, will result in dismissal from the program. Thank you for your help with this matter.  Our #1 priority is making sure your child is kept safe.

    *PAYMENT POLICY:* Payments are due in ADVANCE every Friday. You may pay the account as far in advance as you'd like. Payments may be paid by cash, money order or check.  Please make checks payable to EDEP and include your phone number and child’s name on the check.


  • Homework time is scheduled each day with the exception of Fridays. It is very difficult to determine when some children have homework. Therefore, you may wish to discuss with your child the procedure you would like to be observed concerning homework.  The EDEP staff is available to answer questions during this time. However, one-on-one tutoring is not available. Please encourage your child to work on homework during the scheduled time. Ultimately, it is the responsibility of the parent to check homework for completion and accuracy.  If you have questions or concerns about your child’s homework please feel free to speak to Ms. Christie.

EDEP 2019-2020 Registration

    To register for the 2019-2000 school year, please click on the link above and fill out the request form.  This does not guarantee a spot, it is simply a request.  When a spot becomes available we will contact you with further instructions.

Our Daily Schedule

  • Here at EDEP, we like to provide a program which is both enriching and fun. We have put together a schedule which will allow the children plenty of time to do Homework and be able to participate in a variety of themed activities.


    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday                                 _____

    2:52 – 3:00 (8 min.)            Attendance

    3:00 – 3:30 (30 min.)          Snack Supper

    3:30 – 4:00 (30 min.)          Homework

    4:00 – 4:40 (40 min.)          1st Activity

    4:40 – 5:00 (20 min.)          Free Play

    5:00 - 5:30 (30 min.)          2nd Activity

    5:30 – 6:00 (30 min.)         Inside/outside game



    Wednesday____________                                      __            

    1:37 – 1:45 ( 13 min.)       Attendance

    1:45 – 2:15 (30 min.)        Free play    

    2:15 – 3:00 (45 min.)       Homework

    3:00 – 3:30 (30 min.)       Snack Supper

    3:30 – 3:45 (15 min,)       Free play

    3:45 - 4:25 (40 min.)       1st Activity          

    4:25 – 4:45 (20 min.)      Group time

    4:45 - 5:25 (40 min.)       2nd Activity

    5:30 – 6:00 (30 min.)      Inside/outside game



    Friday                                                        _____

    2:52 – 3:00 (8 min.)         Attendance

    3:00 – 3:30 (30 min.)        Snack Supper

    3:30 – 3:50 (20 min.)        Free Play

    3:50 – 4:50 (60 min.)        Fun Friday

    4:50 - 5:30 (40 min.)         2nd Activity

    5:30 – 6:00 (30 min.)        Inside game

    *The above times are approximations and are subject to change.

Weekly Themes

  • At Rawlings, we strive to plan activities that will add to your children's learning but at the same time have fun!  This year some of the activities we will enjoy at Rawlings EDEP will center around creative arts and science.  And, for those active children, we always have plans for recreational games!  

    During the month of September we looked at all the different Occupations people have and talked about what we wanted to do when we grow up!  We explored Farm Life and will have fun being a Pirate and then we will also explore the continent of Africa!  In October we will of course celebrate the Florida Gators and have a Gator Spirit Day!  Then we will look at the Native American Culture and our U.S. History.   In the animal kingdom we will explore Reptiles and Amphibians and then at the end of the month have a Fall Festival (on 11-1).

    We truly look forward to having your children at Rawlings EDEP!


Upcoming Events

  • Fridays is what we call "Fun Friday!"  Some of the Fun Fridays in September are Chocolate Milkshake Day and having a Pirate Party and in October, Gator Spirit Day, Chocolate Cupcake Day and a Fall Festival on November 1st.