Extended Day for Our Tiny YPK – Grade 5 Students
 
We are very excited to announce that we will still offer Preschool Garderie, and we will be able to bring back some Extended Day options for Kindergarten – Grade 5 students in the 2021–2022 school year. We know that many families depend on Extended Day as an important part of their childcare arrangements. While there are a few important changes to the program we are able to offer this year, it is crucial for our families to understand that, due to limited capacity, all registration applications will be subject to review and confirmation based on overall need, with priority being given to students whose parent(s) / guardian(s) are essential workers and/or working away from the home.
 
Preschool Extended Day Structure
 
We will continue to offer yearlong preschool Garderie, as we did for the 2020–2021 school year.
 
As with K–5 Garderie, students will be grouped into “super groups” that will be a combination of two classes. Tiny YPK and one YPK class will be combined, the other YPK and one PK class will be combined, and the other two PK classes will be combined. This means students registered for Garderie from the first super group of Tiny YPK and YPK will be part of the same group but will remain separate from registered students from the PK–PK super group.
 
However, it is not necessary to know your child’s teacher or which class they will be in in order to complete registration.
 
Preschool Garderie is for all regular school days (Monday–Friday) for the full school year.
 
Preschool Extended Day Hours & Fees
 
AM Garderie for Preschool students will be offered from 7:45am to 8:15am, and registration will be for five days a week, the whole school year.
 
The Preschool day ends at 3:00pm with pick-up between 3:00pm and 3:30pm. PM Garderie will begin at 3:30pm for those students registered. Garderie will run until 5:00pm, with pick-up between 4:45pm and 5:00pm.
 
We are unable to accommodate drop-in pick-ups for all Extended Day students; all pick-ups must occur during the 4:45–5:00pm time unless written approval is granted by Extended Day admin.
 
  • Yearlong Preschool AM Garderie: $1,100
  • Yearlong Preschool PM Garderie: $2,400
Payment plans are available when registering.
 
New K–5 Extended Day Structure
 
Because our students under 12 years old are ineligible for vaccines, we are committed to following recommended covid-19 prevention practices, which include strategic grouping of students outside of their classroom group to facilitate any eventual need for contact tracing.
 
Those of you who remember our pre-2020 Enrichment and Garderie programs remember that students from all classes would be combined together for the Enrichment class of their choice, or in a big K–5 Garderie group. For sanitary and contact tracing reasons, we will not be able to go back to this model for the 2021–2022 school year (although we hope we will be able to go back to it before too long).
 
Students will be grouped into “super groups” that will be a combination of two grades. Kindergarten and Grade 1 will be combined, Grades 2 and 3 will be combined, and Grades 4 and 5 will be combined. This means students registered for Garderie from Grades 2 and 3 will be part of the same group but will remain separate from registered students from Grades 4 and 5. Likewise, Enrichment classes will be divided by K–1, 2–3, and 4–5.
 
Parents will have the choice to register for:
 
  • Either Garderie 5 days a week for the whole year,
  • Or Three-day Enrichment Plus: Enrichment classes on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, plus Garderie on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the whole year,
  • Or Two-day Enrichment Plus: Enrichment classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays plus Garderie on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for the whole year.
After we have our registration numbers, we will attribute Enrichment classes to the groups of students. Unlike in previous years, this means students will not be able to pick only the Enrichment classes they are interested in. We will do our best to accommodate the interests of the students in each group with the Enrichment classes we will be able to offer. Enrichment classes will change every trimester.
 
We will have to have a 2-week “trial” period for Enrichment classes. After the two-week period, should your student decide they do not wish to participate in that particular Enrichment class, you can request that they be moved to Garderie for the remainder of the trimester. Since registration is a year-long commitment, they will stay registered in that option and may resume Enrichment on that day in the next trimester, since classes will change. We are unable to accommodate Enrichment class registrations outside of the Monday/Wednesday/Friday or Tuesday/Thursday fixed schedule.
 
K-5 Extended Day Hours & Fees
 
Both K–5 Garderie and Enrichment will begin at 3:30pm with snack. Students enrolled in Enrichment Plus will transition to classes between 3:45pm and 4:45pm. All Extended Day students will be dismissed between 4:45pm and 5:00pm.
 
For K–5, there will not be morning Garderie available before the standard drop-off window (8:00–8:30am).
 
We are unable to accommodate drop-in pick-ups for all Extended Day students; all pick-ups must occur during the 4:45–5:00pm time unless written approval is granted by Extended Day admin.
 
  • Yearlong 5-Day Garderie Only: $2,400
  • Yearlong 3-Day Enrichment Plus: $3,360
  • Yearlong 2-Day Enrichment Plus: $3,040
Payment plans are available when registering.
 
Extended Day During School Breaks, In-service Days & Parent-Teach Conference Days
 
We are still determining if we will be able to offer Garderie Camp during October break, February break, April break, parent-teacher conferences, and on in-service days. We will announce whether we will be able to provide this with at least a month’s notice prior to break, and we thank you for your patience.
 
There is no Garderie service on national holidays or during December break.
 
Updated Cancellation & Payment Policy
 
Click here for our updated cancellation and payment policy.
 
Registration Opens August 6 at Noon and Closes August 27, 2021
 
Registration for all grades in Extended Day programs must be done in advance using our online portal (click here). Space in Extended Day programming for the 2021–2022 school year is very limited. All applications will be subject to review and confirmation based on overall need. Spots are limited. Priority may be given to students whose parent(s) / guardian(s) are essential workers and/or working away from the home.
 
Registration will open Friday, August 6, at noon, and close Friday, August 27. Late registrations may be considered as space allows on a case-by-case basis.
 

Contact Ren:

Ren Keller
Director of Extended Day and Summer Programs
(206) 275-3533, Ext. 273