The purpose of the Extended Hours Program is to provide a comfortable, safe, and interesting environment for children. The program is designed to meet the needs of children who will be or have already spent a challenging day in school. The program offers children an opportunity to be with their friends, enrich their day through special activities and classes, work on homework assignments, and to relax. The staff makes every effort to meet individual needs while building a happy, cohesive group.
The design of the program recognizes educational enrichment as a primary means by which children pursue their own social, emotional, intellectual, and physical growth. The program includes activities from many areas including art, math, science, athletics, drama, and literature. The staff plans open-ended activities that allow children to explore ideas and solve problems independently. Center based programming allows the children freedom of choice in before and after school care.