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About the Extended Day Program

The Extended Day Program is a service offering care after regular school hours (3 to 6 p.m.) to all Lower School students for a fee. For the early childhood and kindergarten students, the Extended Day Program takes place in designated classrooms. In 1st through 5th grades, the Extended Day Program takes place primarily in the multi-purpose room on the lower level of the Lower School building. Both younger and older children have opportunities to play inside and outside. For the older children, there is time and space allotted for the completion of homework, as well as space for reading, quiet games, rest and relaxation. For an additional cost, care is also available during parts of school vacations, on teacher in-service days, and on conference days. The program is closed on federal holidays.


WHAT GRADES AND AGES DOES THE AFTER-SCHOOL EXTENDED DAY PROGRAM SERVE?

The program serves students in the preschool program through fourth grade.

WHAT KIND OF ACTIVITIES ARE PART OF THE REGULAR AFTER-SCHOOL EXTENDED DAY PROGRAM?

The Extended Day Program is an extension of the experience we cultivate daily within our lower school program. Through this program, children continue to play and learn through a variety of hands-on experiences. Whether it is through arts and crafts, games, music or sports (when age appropriate), the AFS Extended Day Program provides safe and enjoyable care for AFS students 3 years old through fourth grade.

Activities for the program vary by day and age. Outdoor play is an important component of the program for children of all ages, and may include free play or organized activities and field games like soccer and basketball. A rotation of art activities, games, library and reading time and fun events like a regular Friday dance party round out the program.

WHAT IS THE DAILY SCHEDULE FOR THE EXTENDED DAY PROGRAM?

3:00 – 3:15 p.m. Students transition to the Extended Day program

3:15 p.m. Afternoon Circle and Snack Time

3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Homework Center Open (first through fourth grade)

3:30 – 6:00 p.m. Outdoor Play and Creative Activities

IS HOMEWORK HELP AVAILABLE?

Students in first through fourth grade have the opportunity for supervised homework completion with academic support from an Extended Day faculty member in our homework center. The center is open from Monday-Thursday, 3:30-5 p.m. in the lower level classroom space.

WHAT ARE THE FEES FOR THE REGULAR EXTENDED DAY PROGRAM?

The following annual fee schedule for 2021-2022 applies to all children 3 years old through 5th grade:

Five days per week:
4:30 p.m. pick up – $1,500
6 p.m. pick up – $2,900

Three days per week: $2,100 (6 p.m. pick up only)

 

HOW DO I REGISTER MY CHILD FOR THE EXTENDED DAY PROGRAM?

To enroll in our Extended Day program, please fill out the online registration form. The AFS Business Office will reach out to arrange payment.

WHAT IF I AM LATE TO PICK UP MY CHILD?

Family members must be prompt in picking up their children at the end of the day. After 6 p.m., parents will be charged a flat fee of $15 for every additional 15 minutes of care. Late fees are billed through the business office. We ask that you reserve late pickups for emergency use only.

IS THERE A DROP-IN OPTION?

Any student from age 3 through fourth grade can arrange drop-in care at any time during the year as space permits.

A $30 per day fee is charged for drop-in and/or additional days. Families can arrange drop in days by contacting the Lower School office. Drop-in fees are due in cash or check at the time of pick-up. There is an additional fee for faculty in-service and parent conference days.

WHAT ARE THE PAYMENT OPTIONS FOR EXTENDED DAY?

Consult the registration page or contact the business office to get more information on the payment options for extended day.

SCHOOL CLOSINGS

The Extended Day Program will not operate during holidays, snow days or in the event of an early dismissal. However, we anticipate the program will operate during faculty in-service days, and family conferences. Childcare will be offered at these times.

WHO STAFFS THE EXTENDED DAY PROGRAM?

The AFS Extended Day faculty members are Lower School collaborating teachers and other part-time school personnel. The Extended Day faculty participates in orientation and regular inservice training and are seen throughout our daily program and act as substitutes when needed.