Extended Day Program
Extended Day is our before & after school care program. Our program strives to provide a safe and enriching environment that meets the needs of the diverse population of children who attend. We offer an on campus reduced rate program to those who are either dropped off early at school, or stay late after school. Extended Day Aides are First Aid and CPR certified and have been trained in the Nurtured Heart approach.
Morning Care 7:30 - 8:30
Each morning, children can arrive and eat breakfast (either from home, or school) and participate in quiet activities or games. At 8:30, children go to the playground to play outside until the bell rings and proceed to their classrooms for the day.
Kinder-Care 12:05 - 2:40
Our Kinder-Care program offers an extended day for which children will eat a lunch, (from home or school), participate in afternoon recess with the entirety of the school, and return to the Kindergarten classroom. Upon arrival, children transition with a circle time, either reading a story or playing a game, and are then give a list of choices consisting of quiet activities for the afternoon. The kindergarten Extended Day program is now avaiable at no cost for families. Students who need to stay longer than 2:40 p.m. will need to enroll in the Afternoon Extended Day program, which offers high quality care for our students at 1010 Cleveland Ave. until 5:30 p.m. for reasonable costs.
Afternoon Care 2:40-5:30
Each afternoon, children are offered a healthy snack, outside playtime, an engaging teacher-led activity, and an opportunity to do homework, relax, participate in quiet games, or read books, all the while having fun in a positive and enriching environment.
Each Day an Extended Day Aide plans a different activity consisting of, but not limited to, an art activity, cooking project, outdoor game, or indoor activity. Children have enjoyed various baking projects, bowling, several art activities, playing Red Light, Green Light and What Time is it Mr. Fox?, Freeze Dance, Bingo, Jumbo Jenga, Bean Bag Tic Tac Toe, sidewalk chalk Pictionary, and much more! Come join in on the fun!
Typical Schedule for Extended Day Activities
Extended Day AM Schedule
7:30-8:30 Quiet Activities iat 1010 Cleveland Ave.
8:30-8:45 Children on old playground as others arrive to school
Kindergarten Extended Day Schedule
12:05 - 12:30 Goodbye to Teresa/Circle Time
12:30 - 12:55 Wash Hands/Lunch Time
12:55 - 1:35 Recess
1:35 - 2:00 Quiet Time/Siesta
2:00-2:30 Activities in Kindergarten Room
2:40 Meet at 1010 Cleveland for Extended Day Snack
Extended Day PM Schedule Grades K-8
2:40 - 3:00 Check-in time at 1010 Cleveland Ave. & Snack
3:00-3:30 Activities at the Little House (1010)
3:30-4:15 Outdoor Free Play/Scheduled Classes
4:20 -4:40 Teacher led Outside or Inside Activity
Free Choice (indoors) OR Free Play (outdoors)
4:45 - 5:30 Homework/Reading/Siesta (indoors)
How to Sign Up for Extended Day
This page of the Service Contract allows you to indicate which days/times your child will generally attend Extended Day. If you anticipate that your child will not have regular attendance at Extended Day but instead will use "drop in" service only occasionally, please indicate this on the form.
Extended Day Contract.pdf
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Meet Our Staff
Julia Goddard, Extended Day Program Coordinator
Julia joined the Sherwood Montessori Team in summer 2016 as the new Extended Day Program Coordinator. She is a California native who attended CSU, Chico as well as San Francisco State, obtaining a degree in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Psychology. She and her family recently re-located to Chico from Asheville, North Carolina. She has 13 years experience working with children of all ages within different contexts. Over this time period, she has worked for several different after school programs, taught Pre-school, Kindergarten, and First Grade, and was a part of an Administrative team. Having a passion for Montessori education, she strives to commit to Maria Montessori’s philosophies in all that she does. Music, Gardening, and cooking are an extension of her existence and uses their influence for inspiration.
We hare happy to announce that all four of our After School Staff will be returning this year! We have Kelly, Kayci, Mackie, and Maddie back on board, ready to make the Extended Day fun and exciting for all. Be sure to introduce yourself to them if you are new to the Sherwood Community!