Extended Hours Program
About Extended Hours
Extended Hours is available to all students, preschool through elementary. The home base for extended hours is at Seaside (small cabin down by the water.) The schedule for extended hours generally follows the rhythm described below, but will change depending on a number of factors, such as the number of students, the weather, and the ancillary schedules.
Extended Hours for Preschoolers; Noon-3 pm
Students are picked up at noon by the extended day staff and brought to Seaside for lunch and some quiet time. During quiet time, students have the space to nap, read, or play with puzzles.
At 1:00 pm the preschool ancillary classes (ex. music, sports, Spanish) begin.
After ancillary classes are finished, around 1:45 pm, the students have time for recess outside as weather permits.
From 2:15-3:00 pm the students go back to Seaside for structured play which usually includes circle time, a story, and a craft activity.
Extended Hours for Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary; 3 pm-5:30 pm
At 3 pm, kindergarten and elementary students join the preschoolers from the morning.
Afternoon extended hours starts with some fun on the playground for about 40 minutes. The students then move on for snack time (provided by the school) in the cafeteria. At 4:30 it's back to Seaside where elementary students have space to do their homework and younger children have time for free play until pickup.
How to Sign Up for Extended Hours
To utilize extended hours, contact the Main Office in the morning the same day care is needed. At pick-up, sign-out your child(ren) from the staff person in charge (usually, Liz Gray).
Extended Hours is $12 per hour per child from noon to three, and $10 an hour from 3:00 to 5:00 pm, invoiced on a monthly basis. A flat rate is available for families who plan to utilize Extended Day on a regular basis - contact the Main Office to discuss.
Preschool children staying for Extended Hours will need to bring a lunch or have a meal plan.
IMPORTANT! Due to limited staffing, Extended Hours will not offered the following dates:
Halloween Celebration (October)
Holiday Concert (December)
Science Fair (June)
Beach Picnic and Field Day (June)