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-K3 to grade 8. All pre-K3 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 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 enrolled 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 are provided 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-K3 through 5th grade. Students in grades 6 through 8 come directly to a designated area on the ground floor for check-in after their 2:32 dismissal. Students must be signed out by an authorized person 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 enroll online once per year in order to participate in the daily program as well as fill out monthly registration forms and submit payment before each month's deadline to ensure a safe spot for your child. EDP is Tuition based, thus all registrations are non-refundable.
Rates for EDP
All students dismissed from school before 2:30 p.m. will be supervised by the EDP staff. The following rates cover attendance between 2:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
2:30 - 3:30 = $8.00
3:30 - 4:30 = $8.00
4:30 - 5:30 = $8.00
5:30 - 6:00 = $4.00
- After 6 p.m. - Additional late fees will be accrued.
- Emergency Drop-In - $10 per hour (see below)
EDP also offers a Drop-In program where students can go safely and be supervised when an occasion arises and you are unable to pick up your child at the end of the school day. This program works wonders for last minute pick-up changes. If your children have completed the yearly enrollment into the EDP program, they will have an opportunity to participate in supervised play and homework time. The Drop-In program does not include a snack or any of the extra activities that may be planned for the students who have pre-registered for that day. Drop-In students will accrue a fee of $10.00 per hour, which will be billed to you after your child attends.
Daily EDP Schedule for Pre-K3 - Kindergarten
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 1-4
Subject to change according to weather, events, etc.
|2:25 - 3 p.m.||Homework/reading|
|3 - 4 p.m.||Indoor activity/outdoor play|
|4 - 5 p.m.||Playroom games|
|5 - 6 p.m.||All grades gather together in cafe|
Daily EDP Schedule for Grades 5-8
Subject to change according to weather, events, etc.
|2:30 - 3:30 p.m.||Homework/study time/computer use for homework|
|3:30 - 4 p.m.||Outdoor activity/small gym time|
|4 - 5 p.m.||Games|
|5 - 6 p.m.||Video games allowed|
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!