CAWS After-Care Programs serve the families of our school community by offering the same nurturing, pedagogical impulses that guide the child’s day at school. The child’s experience should be one harmonious day. Therefore, this program provides a restful contrast to the busy school day – time to unwind, to digest school subjects and time to breathe out socially. The focus of the afternoon is rest, healthy play and good food. The intent is not to structure this time with a whirlwind of activities, but rather to provide a secure daily rhythm within which the child is free to explore options.
Given the distances many children travel to school, these programs provide an opportunity for friendships to flourish outside the classroom.
Sweet Pea Afternoon Extended Day Program
Monday to Friday, 12:00 – 2:30pm and 5:30pm
Students Served: Nursery, Kindergarten, First and Second Graders already enrolled in the school.
Students can be signed up for one to five days; this is a full day program.
During the Sweet Pea Afternoon Extended Day Program, the students eat lunch (brought from home) and have a rest time and story. Then they engage in outdoor play or a craft project.
Kindergarten/Lower School Extended Day Program
Monday to Friday 2:40-5:30pm
Students Served: Third through Fifth grade
Third through Fifth grade children enrolled in the school are eligible to participate in our Kindergarten/Lower School Extended Day Program on the days they attend school. This is a full year program. The schedule follows the rest of the school calendar regarding holidays, snow days, and professional days.
This program includes gathering inside for snack (brought from home); supervised recess outside; inside for homework and/or craft with quiet play; programmed activity; and outside play before pick up. This program runs daily from 2:40 pm to 5:30 pm.
First Grade Afternoon Program
Monday to Friday 12:10-2:40pm
Students Served: First Grade
No fee (included in the tuition)
Students enrolled in the first grade are eligible to participate in this afternoon program. This program is offered from the first day of school in September until the first grade student formally begins attending school for full-days after Columbus Day. The afternoon consists of: outdoor play, a healthy lunch (brought or bought), rest/quiet story, indoor/outdoor play (depending on the weather).