A flexible program extending the school day

Extended Day

Pennfield’s school day does not end for many preschool and pre-kindergarten students at 1 p.m. The majority of these youngsters, especially ones with siblings in kindergarten and above, cross the hall and settle into the Extended Day routine. In the Extended Day room, teachers continue to interact with the children in arts and crafts, music, books, games, snacks and outdoor play. The Extended Day room continues to fill throughout the afternoon. At 3 p.m., students from kindergarten through third grade arrive. This larger group has snacks and begins to tackle the evening’s homework in a separate room, prior to play. Once time has been given to homework, with the assistance of the teachers, the children can relax and engage in fun. Extended Day is free from 1 – 3 p.m. and then costs $12.50 an hour from 3– 5 p.m., five days a week.  Or, families can sign up for the bulk rate after 3 p.m. if they plan to use it on a consistent basis. Any combination of days and hours is fine.

There is a similar program for students in fourth through eighth grade who opt not to participate in an after-school sport. They report to the library, where a teacher supervises an afternoon study hall. Students are allowed to work together in small groups on assignments. The option to attend study hall is built into the tuition for this age group, so Extended Day is available until 5:00 p.m. at no additional cost to the family.

Extended Day Fees: (preschool – third grade)

TIME 1 Day 2 Days 3 Days 4 Days 5 Days
1-3:00 No Charge No Charge No Charge No Charge No Charge
3-5:00 $600 $1200 $1700 $2300 $2800

The Extended Day Registration form will be included in the summer mailing packet.

Please contact 401-849-4646 with questions regarding this program.