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Preschool Extended Day Program

About The Program

Before and after school teachers provide care for students until closing, with students remaining in their individual classes (Leaping Lizards, Teddy Bears, and Starfish) until 2:30 p.m., when they are combined into one class, the Butterflies, until 6:00 p.m. 

Daily schedule:

2:15 - 2:30 Snack in their individual classes

2:30 - 3:00 Free play on the lower school yard

3:00 - 4:30 Free choice activities on the preschool yard/enrichments (enrichments run from 3:30 - 4:30)

4:30 - 4:45 Second Snack

4:45 - 6:00 Indoor/outdoor free play options

Enrichments

Taught by CDS teachers, community teachers, and instructors from accredited local organizations, three sessions of exciting enrichment classes are offered each year (Fall, Winter, and Spring). Classes meet for one hour a week after school and cost varies, depending on the nature of the class. Enrichment class are additional (optional) opportunities for structured, hands on learning experiences and carry an additional fee (all enrichments are sliding scale based on tuition level).

Fall session dates: 9/24 - 12/14 (11 weeks) NO CLASSES ON 10/8, 11/1-11/2, 11/19-11/23

Registration for enrichment classes will take place starting on Thursday, September 13th at 12 pm. Please log on to your Ultracamp account to register and pay for your choice of enrichment class each day of the week. Registration will close on Friday, 9/21, at 8 am. Balances are due at that time. Unpaid balances will be dropped from the enrichment. There will be a two-week grace period to add/change/drop an enrichment- if you would like to make a change, please contact Paige or Chris.

Monday: Spanish with Gaby

Our Spanish Enrichment class offers an immersive environment that allows students to practice and improve their ability to understand and speak the Spanish language. In this class, students will experience Spanish storytelling, songs and games, arts and crafts, and videos from all around the world. Your child will practice basic Spanish vocabulary related to their lives and each story that they read as well as basic phrases and expressions of everyday life.

Cost - $300

Tuesday: Yoga

It’s never too early to learn how to do yoga & how to meditate! Students will jump into fun, focused movement and breathwork blended with helpful relaxation techniques to use at home after a hectic week of school and social activities. Dynamic yoga poses build strength, increase flexibility, and improve coordination while providing students the basics of life-long balance and mindfulness. Get breathing and re-centered with us! Om!

Cost - $300

Wednesday: Tree Frog Treks

Join Tree Frog Treks for our Wild Animal Explorer program! We will learn about the five classes of vertebrates (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals) by meeting live animals, studying skins, skulls, and specimens, and exploring the natural world. Hold frogs and do the frog walk! Find out about the secret lives of your own pets! Touch a Red-tailed hawk wing and talons, learn bird calls, and use binoculars and a spotting scope to see our feathered friends up close. Find out which bears used to live in San Francisco, and how they can sleep all winter without eating. Develop your powers of observation, make fun take-home art projects, and come face-to-face with frogs, salamanders, lizards, snakes and our whole cast of creepy, crawly co-workers!

Cost - $300

Thursday: Creative Cooking with Ms. Ngoc

Join Ms. Ngoc for a culinary journey around the world and back! Famous among staff for creating and sharing amazing gourmet dishes representing her family traditions, Ms. Ngoc will teach kids the secret to her fresh spring rolls, homemade sushi, dumplings, and more. Healthy, fun, and simple snacks will also be included: rainbow fishes, strawberry shakes, mini-cracker sandwiches, and more.

Cost - $300

Friday: Gymnastics

Our Specialty, focuses on building body-confidence, coordination, motor skills, strength, and flexibility as well as love of moving that will endure through to adulthood. Each class begins with a warm-up, incorporating age-appropriate songs and imagination games. The second section of class focuses on age appropriate tumbling passes and movement exploration that builds integrated strength and coordination for more advanced tumbling and inverted work. The class introduces a new piece of equipment each week.

Cost - $300

 

If you have any questions regarding programming, please contact Paige Anderson, Butterflies Program Coordinator (paigea@cds-sf.org) 415 861 5432 x 332 or Chris Teare, Extended Program Director (christ@cds-sf.org) 415 861 5432 x 315