What’s Garderie? – Garderie is FASPS’ after-school care program offered to students in TYPK – Grade 5. There is no organized program or activity for Garderie, but rather it is structured free time. Students play outside, play with toys, play board games, and color or do small craft projects. Parents can pick up their students registered in Garderie any time between the end of the school day and 6:00 pm. Students picked up after 6:00 pm will be charged a late fee according to the table below.
Garderie Hours & Function
All Garderie options are offered beginning the first day of school (September 6, 2023) and running through and including the last day of school (June 12, 2024).
Morning Garderie operates from 7:30 am until students are welcomed to their classrooms (8:00 am for K-5, 8:15am for TYPK, YPK & PK). Registration is strongly encouraged for Morning Garderie, but we can occasionally accept drop-ins if given notice as early as possible.
Any child dropped off prior to 8:00 am for K-5 or 8:15 am for TYPK, YPK & PK will be subject to a drop-in Morning Garderie fee.
Afternoon Garderie operates from 3:30 pm and runs until 6:00 pm. A snack is provided by the school for all Garderie participants, and we do our very best to meet dietary restrictions/allergies wherever possible.
Students will be divided into Garderie groups by age/class group, but students will be regrouped by Preschool / Lower School for outside play during Garderie.
(NEW) Yearlong Garderie Plus
The most all-inclusive package for Garderie we offer, new for 2023-2024!
Registering your child for Yearlong Garderie Plus includes:
- Yearlong Afternoon Garderie 5 days a week.
- Automatic registration in October, February, and April break camps.
- Automatic registration in Garderie for November and February Parent-Teacher Conference Days.
What’s not included in Yearlong Garderie Plus?
- AM Garderie is not included (must be purchased separately)
- No Garderie offered on Faculty In-Service Days (10/23/23, 2/26/24, 4/16/24)
- No Garderie offered on school blackout dates (11/22/23-11/24/23, 12/18/23-1/1/24, 1/15/24, 1/19/24, 5/27/24)
- No Garderie offered on Parent-Teacher Conference dates in June (6/13/24 & 6/14/24)
- Registration in Summer Programs is not included in Yearlong Garderie Plus
Registration for Yearlong Garderie Plus is only possible during the registration window from August 10 – September 1, and is not cancelable and is non-transferrable after processing.
Students Grades PK – Gr. 5 can be enrolled in Yearlong Garderie Plus and also sign up for enrichment classes! Students enrolled in yearlong Garderie Plus will be given a code to apply at registration and $100 of fees paid for Yearlong Garderie Plus will be transferred towards Enrichment class fees per class taken.
The best price-per-hour on Garderie service, but registration is for 5 days a week for all year whether or not you use it. Limited spots are available for this package, best for families that will use Garderie regularly. If you do not anticipate needing Garderie often, please consider not signing your child up for Yearlong Garderie as this will take a valuable spot away from someone else who might need it regularly.
Students Grades PK – Gr. 5 can be enrolled in Yearlong Garderie and also sign up for enrichment classes! Students enrolled in yearlong Garderie will be given a code to apply at registration and $100 of fees paid for Yearlong Garderie will be transferred towards Enrichment class fees per class taken.
Registration for Yearlong Garderie is not cancelable and is non-transferable.
Garderie by Trimester
Each trimester, we have some spaces for children to register in Garderie on a more as-needed basis. By registering for the trimester, you are registering for specific days of Garderie use for the duration of the trimester. Ie: registration for Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays of the Fall Trimester.
As the registration is done by trimester, you will need to renew your registration for the new trimester (Winter or Spring).
This is a good option for families whose after-school needs change from trimester to trimester, or for families who want to match Garderie care with Enrichment classes that will change from trimester to trimester.
(IT’S BACK) Drop-in Garderie
Pending availability, we can accept students for Garderie on an as-needed basis as drop-in users. This is the most expensive way to pay for Garderie, but if you are in a pinch, it may be your best choice! To make use of drop-in Garderie, please email all requests to Garderie@fasps.org
. The team will reply to you ASAP to confirm whether or not we have space to accommodate your child. For same-day afternoon requests, please email by 1:30 pm at the latest. For emergency requests with no notice, please call the front desk.
Please click here for our 2023–2024 Extended Day Payment and Cancellation Policies.