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Beginners & Pre-K Afternoon Program


An optional afternoon program, in both Beginners and Pre-K, provides a developmentally appropriate balance of structured activities, an opportunity for free play, and time for lunch and rest. Families can choose any number of days from Monday thru Thursday either for lunch only (11:50am - 1:00pm) or for the full afternoon (11:50am - 3:00pm).  Staffed by the classroom teachers and associates, this optional afternoon program provides a developmentally appropriate balance of structured, theme-based activities and opportunities for free play. The program incorporates time for lunch (students bring their lunch or order from Smart Lunches; milk is provided) and a rest period.  Whether or not your child is enrolled for the afternoon program, we offer a “drop-in” option to support families with any unexpected or short-term coverage needs. If at all possible, we ask that you contact the classroom teacher at least 48 hours notice before a “drop-in.”



Below are the afternoon schedules for each grade, as well as the activity focus for each day. On occasion, teachers may alter the schedule in response to the needs of the group or to accommodate special activities.


Daily Schedule Period     Day Activity Time Focus
11:50-12:20 Lunch   Monday Drama
12:20-1:00 Choice Time   Tuesday Art
1:00-1:30 Activity Time   Wednesday Science
1:30-2:30 Rest Time   Thursday Music
2:30-2:50 Outside Time      
2:50-3:00 Pack-Up      


Daily Schedule Period     Day Activity Time Focus
11:50-12:20 Lunch   Monday Technology Explorations
12:20-1:00 Choice Time   Tuesday Music and Drama
1:00-1:45 Rest Time   Wednesday Enrichment Games
1:45-2:30 Activity Time   Thursday Creative Arts
2:30-2:50 Outside Time      
2:50-3:00 Pack-Up      


Registration Information

Afternoon Program: 11:50 am-3:00 pm
Afternoon Program Lunchtime Option: 11:50 am-1:00 pm*
*Please note that a family member or caretaker must come into the classroom for pick-up. Teachers will not be available at this time to bring students out for dismissal.