The Extended Day Care Program provides families enrolled in the Snake River Montessori School with convenient childcare based on the Montessori philosophy. Extended Day has two classrooms, Primary and Elementary. Below you will find helpful information about our program.
Access Plans (See Office for program rates)
All access- unlimited use of the extended day program
Occasional Use – use of extended day on an occasional basis.
Students who are registered for the all access program will have a guaranteed space in the program with the exception of non-school days
Occasional Use Access: (See Office for program rates).
To reserve a space for occasional use one must pre-register in the green binder outside the primary extended day classroom (next to the time clock). When all the spaces in the table are full that means the program is full.
NON-SCHOOL DAYS- Hours (ie: Parent/Teacher Conferences, Work Days, Spring Break etc).
ONLY students signed up in the green binder located outside the extended day classroom, next to the time clock, may participate, regardless of which program the family is registered for: AA, or Occasional Use. Those who signed up and do not attend will be charged $40 for a full day (based on 8 hours) and $20 for a half day. Pre-registration allows us to properly staff these programs. A sign-up sheet will be available one week prior to the school days off.
Extended Day Hours:
7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. - before school care.
11:45 a.m. – 6:00pm Primary – (3 and 4 year olds)
3:15 p.m. – 6:00pm Kindergarten and Elementary after school care.
IMPORTANT CLOSURE DATES
In order to give our staff some time off, we have scheduled some days that extended day will not be open.
(We are sorry for any inconvenience.) Please check your school calendar for these dates.
!!!!IF THE SCHOOL CLOSES DUE TO SEVERE WEATHER, EXTENDED DAY WILL ALSO BE CLOSED!!!
!!! CHILDREN WHO ARE TOO ILL TO ATTEND SCHOOL MAY NOT ATTEND EXTENDED DAY!!!
Individual Student: $50 per school year Family Rate: $80 per school year
A 10% discount is applied to family use. Billing occurs once a month.It is uncomfortable for us to remind parents to pay their Extended Day bill on time. Payments are due on the 15th of the month. A late fee of $20 will be assessed after the 25th of the month. If you are late picking up your child (ren), a late fee if $1.00 per minute will be assessed, after the first 5 minutes. (Please call if you will be late. We realize emergencies do occur and we will try to work with you).
Parents must check their child (ren) in and out of Extended Day. Teachers will check the child (ren) in and out during regular school hours. No child will be allowed to leave the school unless they are checked out to a parent or approved adult. Only those adults named on the registration form will be able to pick up the child (ren). We will need written permission if someone not listed will be picking up your child (ren). If our staff is not familiar with the individual picking up, identification will be requested.
The check in/out process
Find your child’s card in the appropriate box. (In- if they are currently checked in. Out -if they are currently not checked in to the program. Swipe the card through the Time Clock, select “Yes”. It should read: Successful Clock (In or Out). Place child’s card in the appropriate box.
Please provide a nutritious lunch for your child—include fruits, vegetables, dairy products, and lunchmeat sandwiches, etc. Please no carbonated beverages, adult candy bars, or Go-gurts (these tend to be very messy. For lunch please include personal plastic ware or silverware (we do not have these available).
Snacks are included in the price of Extended Day and will be offered in the afternoon. If you would like to bring a special snack in for sharing, please let us know a day before. (Due to allergies, please do not bring snacks containing nuts, i.e.… walnuts, peanuts...etc).
Children will have mid-day naps. Cots are provided for the children to sleep on. Please bring a blanket, pillow, and one stuffed animal. (Have all items clearly labeled!) These items will need to be taken home and laundered once a week.
Program activities are planned to ensure a fun and nurturing environment while extending theMontessori philosophy into the after-school hours. These activities include indoor and outdoor activities; dress up, crafts, story reading, manipulative, music, dancing and free play. For the elementary students, there will also be homework assistance and library time.
Please send your child with slippers, all students wear slippers in the extended day classroom.