The Extended Day Program provides an enriching experience for the Lower School students of Providence Day School through teachers who actively promote the social, emotional and physical development of each child through nurturing relationships, flexible scheduling and choices that reflects each child’s individual needs, interests and abilities.
The Extended Day Program operates out of the Levin Family Extended Day House, a charming dedicated space enhanced by a garden and playground in the backyard. Students may attend on a drop-in basis or sign up to attend five days a week throughout the school year.
The Extended Day Program is pleased to offer a wide array of enriching programs ~ some old favorites and some new opportunities ~ to excite young minds, inspire creative expression and build strong bodies! The programs are grouped into three areas: Sports, Stem & Art. Enrichment classes are held each semester. These classes are taught by instructors who are professionals in their respective fields. Three-day mini-enrichment classes are held each year in May.
Questions? Contact Stefanie Haney, Enrichment Programs Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whenever Lower School is closed for a teacher workday, parent teacher conferences and most school holidays, the Extended Day Program is open. We center each day around a fun activity or special theme.
Our hours are 7:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., with the following exceptions: Parent teacher conferences we open at 7:00 a.m. to accommodate early conference times. We will also close at 4:00 p.m. during Winter Break, Spring Break, and Passover.
Extended Day plans special events for our Lower School families called Time Out for Families or TOFF to make time for memories while spending time with our community. Highlighted events include the father and daughter dance, mommy and me painting, as well as tickets and VIP experiences with the Charlotte Hornets.
Parents are welcome to register children any time throughout the school year as a monthly student or a drop in student. The fee schedules are structured to meet the diverse childcare needs of parents.
Monthly students are those who plan to attend most every day, with flexibility in departure time. The monthly rate includes full-day programs on teacher workdays and most school holidays.
Drop-in students may attend as little or as much as wanted. The hourly rate of $8.75 is also applied to special activity days and/or enrichment classes. The minimum monthly charge is $10.00.
Please inform Extended Day and the classroom teacher when your child is going to drop in.
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Full Day Activities and Other Special Events
When school is not in session, Extended Day opens for full day, thematic-based programs called Full Day Activities (FDA). This applies to all teacher workdays and most school holidays. Parents of registered monthly and drop-in students must also sign up to allow for proper planning of staff, transportation and supplies. A modest activity fee is charged.
A separate fee is charged for semester enrichment classes. The fee for the semester of classes will be reflected on your Extended Day bill. Students will be charged a pro-rated fee if they withdraw after one class and the full fee after two classes. Drop-in students will be charged the hourly rate while in the enrichment class.
Late Pick-up Fee
A late fee of $1.00 per minute after 6:00 p.m. will be charged to your monthly bill, in addition to the hourly drop in rate.
Drop-in students may attend as little or as much as wanted on any day(s) of the school week. Students who participate In Extended Day enrichment classes must also register as drop-in students.
Drop-in: $8.75 per hour while your child is in a class, in a structured activity or at play.
The monthly fees are based on the average number of days per month the Extended Day Program is open. If your child stays beyond the scheduled checkout time, you will be billed for the additional time at the rate of $8.75 per hour. If your child is registered as a monthly student, you will not be charged above the set monthly fee for additional hours during teacher workdays and school holidays. This includes days when the program opens at 7:30 a.m. or at 12:00 p.m.
GRADE LEVELS, DAYS, AND HOURS - MONTHLY FEES
|Transitional Kindergarten Monday - Friday, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.||$340.00|
|Transitional Kindergarten Monday - Friday, 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.||$470.00|
|Transitional Kindergarten Monday - Friday, 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.||$545.00|
|Kindergarten Monday - Friday, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.||$265.00|
|Kindergarten Monday - Friday, 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.||$365.00|
|Kindergarten Monday - Friday, 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.||$480.00|
|First - Fifth Grades Monday - Friday, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.||$285.00|
|First - Fifth Grades Monday - Friday, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.||$400.00|
Further information about PD's current protocols to protect against COVID-19 will be posted here soon.
Be Safe. Be Healthy.
We take our responsibility for the health and safety of your children very seriously and always welcome any suggestions you may have. These guidelines are followed on a daily basis to ensure the safety of your children while they are entrusted to our care.
We recognize that students with severe or life-threatening allergies need a safe, inclusive environment at Extended Day. In keeping with school policy, we ask that PD community members follow these avoidance strategies.
Extended Day will not serve food containing peanut or tree nut products.
The Extended Day Nurse will review food content to make sure that children with other food allergies (soy, dairy, etc.) are not exposed.
Extended Day will not permit students to consume snacks brought from home that contain tree nut or peanut products.
Extended Day will encourage children not to share snacks.
Special Health Needs and Medications
The Extended Day Nurse reviews your children’s special health needs and medication information obtained from each child’s Magnus Form. Information is shared with your child’s Extended Day teacher, to ensure that they are prepared to care for your child at Extended Day.
Parents must give the Extended Day Program written permission to dispense any medication to your child. Please send medications to Extended Day in the original container labeled with your child’s name, the doctor’s name, prescription number and current dosage. All medications are locked up in the Extended Day nurse’s office. Our nurse will record dispensing information in a confidential daily log.
Illness and Medical Treatment
If your child becomes sick at Extended Day, the Extended Day Nurse will care for him or her in the Extended Day “Get Well Room” to provide a quiet and private setting, and to minimize exposing other children in the program. The Nurse will call parents and request that their child be picked up immediately. Children must be fever-free without medication for a full 24 hours before returning to the program.
Before the school year begins, the Extended Day teachers complete the Adult/Child CPR, AED and First Aid certification.
Please be prepared and review your health insurance policy to know where you should take your child in case of an injury. An Incident Report is completed for every injury requiring outside medical care.
Arrival and Departure
It is our responsibility to know where all the Extended Day children are after school. On any given day and at any given time, a student could be participating in a game, in one of several enrichment classes (on or off campus), in tutoring, at speech therapy, in the computer lab, in the library or taking a piano/guitar lesson. All of your children’s activities are in our database and listed on the sign-out sheets.
If a child in 1st through 5th grades does not check into the Dining Hall after school when expected, the director immediately checks with the Lower School office and the classroom teacher, then calls the parents. In every case, it has simply been a case of miscommunication. If your child is registered to attend Extended Day and will not be there, please call the Extended Day House and leave a message before 2:45 p.m. or email the Extended Day Mailbox: firstname.lastname@example.org.
When a child is picked up from the Extended Day Program, the parent or other authorized person signs the child out by writing in the time and signing the sign-out sheet. Persons other than parents who are authorized to pick up the child should be listed in the Magnus form. Your child will not be released to anyone not authorized unless we have received a call or note from home.
Safety and Emergency Preparedness
Teachers and students are required to follow all safety guidelines, whether on a field trip, the playground, or simply walking across campus. In the event of a more serious event, such as fire, inclement weather, or crisis on or off campus, Extended Day teachers are trained to follow the PDS Emergency Operations Plan. (Please note that the Extended Day Program follows the school's inclement weather policy. This includes school closings as well as the Thor-guard system.) In the event of a school closing or school emergency, PDS will activate the AlertNow system to contact all parents on their home and cell phone numbers.
Questions? For any questions or concerns, please contact Lynn Mayhew, Extended Day Director, at 704-887-6058 or email@example.com.