Extended Day Program
The Academy of Notre Dame’s Extended Day Program (EDP) is an after-school service that ensures students are well-cared for from school dismissal until 6:00 p.m. during the school year. Participation is open to Academy students from Pre-K to grade 8. All pre-K children must be 100% potty trained to participate in extended day.
Extended Day Program Objectives:
- To provide a caring environment where students can stay after regular school hours.
- To provide supervised outdoor activities utilizing the extensive facilities at the Academy.
- To provide homework assistance to students.
- To build self-esteem and to help students develop healthy relationships with other children.
- To enhance students’ creative abilities and imaginations through arts and crafts projects.
- To provide nutritious snacks which meet dietary guidelines for school-age children for all registered participants attending after 4 p.m.
The Academy’s Extended Day Program supports elementary and middle school children’s academic, physical, social and health needs in a caring and safe community.
- Younger students have time for a nutritious snack, time to work on homework, and play indoors and outdoors, through both directed and open-ended opportunities.
- Middle School students in grades 6 through 8 use this time to complete homework assignments (with computers available), enjoy indoor and outdoor play, with arts and crafts and special events that provide variety to their days.
Procedures for School Dismissal and EDP Check-in
The process of dismissal from the Academy and reporting to EDP is closely coordinated by the Academy and EDP staff. Younger students are escorted to EDP after their 2:15 dismissal for grades pre-k through 4th grade. Students in grades 5 through 8 come directly to a designated area on the ground floor for check-in after their 2:32 dismissal. Similarly, students must be signed out each day when leaving EDP.
Safety and Health Concerns
Safety is a high priority at EDP, and we maintain close communication with parents. Parents notify EDP directly on days their child will be absent, when their child will be picked up early, or when someone other than a parent is picking up their child. To ensure their security, children are not allowed to leave with anyone except a parent, unless EDP has received written permission from the parent(s) to release their child to another parent. Anyone other than a parent who is picking up a child is required to show a photo I.D.
For students needing medications during their stay at EDP, prescription and over-the-counter medications will be administered, as long as they are in their original containers and are accompanied by written parental authorization.
EDP requires preregistration for daily use. All participants must fill out a registration form in order to participate in the daily program as well as fill out monthly registration forms (click here for the form for September) a minimum of five business days prior to the start of the month to ensure a safe spot for your child. EDP is Tuition based, thus all registrations are non-refundable. Once your child is registered for the program, you will receive monthly forms via email that need to be filled out and returned with payment. Please place the payment and form in a sealed envelope labeled EDP for your child to deliver to the Reception Office.
Rates for EDP
All students dismissed before 2:30 p.m. will be supervised by the EDP staff. Please include all hours from 2:30-6 p.m. that you are registering for.
2:30 - 3:30 = $7.00
3:30 - 4:30 = $7.00
4:30 - 5:30 = $7.00
5:30 - 6 = $3.50
- After 6 p.m. - Additional late fees will be accrued.
- Emergency Drop-In - $10 per hour (see below)
New Drop-In Program
EDP also offers a Drop-In program where students can go safely and be supervised when an occasion arises and your child is not able to be picked up at dismissal. This program provides a safe room where your child can complete homework or relax. Children using the drop-in program will not be able to participate in snack or group events. The cost for this program is $10 an hour. This program is designed as an emergency option for times when no one is available to pick your child up in a timely manner, not for everyday use.
Daily EDP Schedule for Pre-K - K2
Must be fully potty trained to participate
|Through 3 p.m.||Play-Based Centers/Bathroom Break/Snack Time (provided from home)|
|3 - 4 p.m.||Outdoor Play/Gym Play|
|4 - 4:15 p.m.||Snack (provided)/Story Time|
|4:15 - 5 p.m.||Group Activities (craft, games, music, sports, etc.)|
|5 - 6 p.m.||Independent Play (Play Dough, Legos, Blocks, Book Nook, etc)|
Daily EDP Schedule for Grades 1-8
Subject to change according to weather, events, etc.
|Through 3 p.m.||Down Time/Supervised Play|
|3 - 4 p.m.||Homework/Studytime|
|4 - 5 p.m.||Snack (provided)/Group Activity/Free Tme/Craft Time/Game Time|
|5 - 6 p.m.||Independent Activities/Down Time|
EDP Electronics Policy
Students in grades pre-K-4 should not bring electronic or game devices from home for after school use unless specific permission is given by the EDP director. Students in grades 5-8 can use laptops for homework and research during the 3-4 p.m. homework time under the supervision of EDP staff. All other gaming and use of electronics such as iPads, iPods and cell phones is not permitted until 5 p.m. Cell phone use should be limited to contact with parents and not for social media applications etc. If a student misuses their device, EDP reserves the right to keep the device safe in the EDP office until a parent retrieves it. Thank you for understanding!