Morning Hours: 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Afternoon Hours: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Rate: $10 per/hr
Extended care may be used on an as-needed basis and is only available for the weeks that school is in session. Parents are charged only for the time used. Space is limited to 20 students per day. We appreciate knowing your child’s schedule ahead of time so that we may plan accordingly for this program. Extended care is available to students, as space allows, all five days, regardless of the number of days they attend school. For example, if your child attends two days a week (T/TH), and he/she requires afternoon care on a different day (M/W/F), he/she may also use our program on those days because they are already enrolled in our program.
Children bring their own lunches, which are refrigerated during the day. A mid-afternoon snack is provided after a rest period. Morning and Afternoon Extended Care students are dropped off and picked up in the Orange Room, downstairs.
Morning Guidelines and Schedule
Please be sure to sign in your child every morning. The children’s coats and bags may be placed in the hallway (outside their classrooms, if they are enrolled in either the Blue Room or Green Room, or in the hallway next to the Orange Room if they attend the Red Room) until they go to their individual classrooms. The lunches are placed on a rolling cart, and then are placed in the refrigerator by a staff person at 9:15 a.m.
7:30 – 8:50 Manipulative Play / Arts and Crafts / Stories
8:50 The children transition to their respective classrooms, assisted by teachers.
Afternoon Guidelines and Schedule
11:50 – 12:10 Children staying for lunch are brought by their teacher to the bathroom downstairs. The children wash their hands before going to lunch.
12:10 – 12:45 Children are seated at the tables. The children take out all their lunch items, place them on their placemats and put their lunch boxes under their chairs. After eating the children wash their hands and are offered an opportunity to brush their teeth before going to play.
12:45 – 1:20 Quiet activities – clean up – story
1:20 – 1:30 Bathroom – hand washing
1:30 – 2:15 Rest
Children who stay longer than four hours are required, by the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC), to have a rest period. The rest period occurs in the early afternoon. The children rest on individual covered mats, and parents are expected to send in a blanket. These blankets are to be laundered by the parent, weekly. The mat of a sick child will be sanitized and air dried. The children may also bring any soft, snuggly bed time companion if this is a comfort to the child. The rest time will be implemented with regard to the child’s individual needs, and no child will be expected to rest for an inappropriate amount of time. Alternative quiet activities will be available for children who finish resting while waiting for others to wake.
2:15 – 2:45 Outside – large motor games
2:45 – 2:55 Bathroom – hand washing
2:55 – 3:10 Snack – Milk is the beverage and water is always offered. Snack will be fruit, vegetables, crackers or cookies
3:10 – 4:50 Classroom centers /manipulative play / arts and crafts / stories
4:50-5:00 Clean up / Dismissal*
*We understand that your child’s day is important to you, and we also understand that your time with your child is valuable. To that end, please plan to arrive before 5:00pm to help your child transition from school to home, as our school doors will lock promptly at 5:00pm and you will need to call the office: 978-927-9030 to be let into the building. Please also note that any parent arriving after 5:00pm will be charged $1.00/minute for every minute after pick-up time. In the event that something comes up, we request that you call the office and notify our staff of the arrangements you have made to pick up your child for that day. Please note that anyone picking up your child must also be on his/her release form that is kept on file.