Aftercare Programs

Our Aftercare Programs serve the families of our school community by offering the same nurturing, pedagogical impulses that guide your child’s day at school. Your child’s school day experience should be balanced between work, play and rest. Therefore, this program provides a contrast to the busy school day — time to unwind, to digest school subjects and promote social interaction. The focus of the afternoon is relaxing, healthy play and good food. The intent is not to structure this time with a whirlwind of activities, but rather to provide a consistent daily rhythm within which the child is free to explore options.

Sweet Pea Aftercare Program for Nursery and Kindergarten

Monday to Friday, 1:00 – 2:40 pm OR 1:00 – 5:30 pm
Sweet Pea Aftercare Program is designed for Nursery and Kindergarten students. Prices below reflect full year enrollment. Enrollment is on a per-semester basis. Pro-rated pricing is available. Please scroll below to learn more about the rhythm of the after-school program.

Pricing

1:00 – 2:40 pm

    Fall Semester (16 Weeks) Spring Semester (21 Weeks) Full Year
    One Day $190 $250 $440
    Two Days $380 $500 $880
    Three Days $570 $750 $1,320
    Four Days $760 $1,000 $1,760
    Five Days $950 $1,250 $2,200

     

    1:00 – 5:30 pm

    Fall Semester (16 Weeks) Spring Semester (21 Weeks) Full Year
    One Day $560 $740 $1,300
    Two Days $1,120 $1,480 $2,600
    Three Days $1,680 $2,220 $3,900
    Four Days $2,240 $2,960 $5,200
    Five Days $2,800 $3,700 $6,500

    To register for the Aftercare Program please contact the Main Office or login to your “Guardian Portal” in BigSis. Click on logo below to access.

    The rhythm of the aftercare program shared by our lead after-school teacher, Michael Mansur.

    Outdoor Play

    At the start of the program the nursery and kindergarten children play together on the nursery playground. Among many things, this gives the older children the opportunity to relive their younger years and offer their age and experience as leadership to the younger children. The younger children are presented with a window into their future capacities, and are enveloped in an environment rich with experiential learning potential.

    Snack

    During snack time, we all sit together and start our meal by giving thanks to our earth and each other. We sit quietly together and enjoy all types of conversational topics that the children bring to the group. To finish, we play inclusive games like I-spy and 20 questions, keeping the social atmosphere alive, while giving all of our friends time to eat comfortably.

    Story and Rest

    Story and rest time is part of the rythm of the day for the younger children. This is a time for us to let out our breath and inwardly relish in all the wonderful experiences of the day. Various seasonal tales full of animals, magical travelers, and lands of wonder will be told by candle light while the children rest on sheepskins. A lullaby follows, giving a dream-like quality to even the most wakeful of children.

    Free Play

    The endless discoveries and learning opportunities waiting to be revealed through free-play are a highlight of the afternoon program. A fully furnished Waldorf early childhood classroom will be a home base for the children’s imaginative play. Creativity and collaboration amongst ourselves will be a constant source of joy and growth throughout the year during our free play.

    Handwork

    Each day we offer an age-appropriate handwork project such as finger-knitting, beeswax sculpting, weaving, sowing and more all in small group setting, supervised by the instructor.