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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


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: 9/9 - 11/22 (10 weeks) NO CLASSES ON 10/14, 11/1, 11/4, 11/11

Registration for fall enrichment classes will take place starting on Thursday, August 29 at 8 a.m. 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 Thursday, September 5 at 6 p.m. Balances are due at that time. Please refer to each program's website for registration instructions. There will be a two-week grace period to add/change/drop an enrichment- if you would like to make a change, please contact Erin.

Mondays: Art with Shaye

This class is for young artists. Children will explore different media and create their own art pieces in our fun and nurturing environment. They will learn about basic skills & artists while having fun with various art activities.

Cost - $300

Tuesdays: 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, 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

Thursdays: Hindi Anubhav with Divya

Hindi Anubhav is an engaging and effective way of learning Hindi. Together we will read stories, sing songs, and learn letters. The aim is to make learning Hindi fun for kids!

Cost - $300

Thursdays: Tinkering with Guillermo

Tinkering is a playful way to approach and solve problems with materials through direct experience, experimentation, and discovery. In this class we will tinker with various different kinds of materials as we construct our very own mazes and Marble Runs. While we build and experiment, students will problem solve collaboratively, bounce ideas of each other, and have the opportunity to use their observational skills to guide their work. There’s nothing more exciting than watching marble zoom through tubes, drop through funnels, or jump across bumpers so come join us for Tinkering after school on Thursdays!

Cost - $300

Fridays: Gymnastics

Brought to CDS by Fitness in Transit, this class 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 Erin Dayton-Jones, Butterflies Program Coordinator (, 415-861-5432 x380) or Antonette Greene, ECP Director (, 415-861-5432 x349).