STARS West Aftercare

Our mission is to serve working families who fall below the eighty fifth percentile of low income and to provide a safe, loving and fun environment where children can socialize and learn through play.

STARS West Aftercare

is open Monday - Friday

from 2:20-5:30pm during the school year

We serve children 

5 - 12 years old at

Hancock West Elementary

23350 MS-43 

Picayune, MS 39466 


The purpose of our program is to provide learning experiences within a safe, stimulating environment and to encourage and support the physical, intellectual, social, emotional and cultural growth and development of the child as a whole.  The core components of this program are education and career development, character and leadership, sports, fitness and recreation, the arts, and health and life skills.  Our youth development program includes snack and/or meal time, a scheduled time for students to voluntarily do their homework, outdoor play and indoor activities.

Contact our Director of Programs

Sallie West * 228.342.5189

Contact our Program Director

Ronia Peterson * 228.216.5764  

Contact our Grants Manager

Angie Collins * 228.342.1411

Tuition & Fees

Private Pay Tuition: $152.50 bi-monthly or $305 per month 

Registration Fee: $100, due upon initial enrollment

Late Pick Up Fee: $25 starting at 5:31pm, with an additional $1 per minute for every minute after 5:45pm

Late Payment Fee: $20

Returned Payment Fee: $20 for each returned ACH payment

Check out our STARS West Parent Handbook to learn more!

The STARS Program is licensed by the Mississippi State Department of Health and complies with all standards put forth by the department.  We are also an Excel by 5 Partner.  Children are admitted regardless of race, creed, color, gender, national origin or religion.