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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).

Winter session dates: 1/7 - 3/22 (10 weeks) NO CLASSES ON 1/21, 2/18-2/22, 3/11

Registration for winter enrichment classes will take place starting on Friday, December 14 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 Friday, December 21 at 6 p.m. 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.

Mondays: Art with Shaye

In this class the children will explore different mediums and techniques of art making such as watercolor, printing, acrylic and collage. Each class will be a combination of one specific project and other different fun open-ended art activities to choose from and experiment with.

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

Wednesdays: Tree Frog Treks

Did you ever wonder how airplanes fly? How the heart pumps blood around the body? What about how giant boats made of steel can float? If you are the kind of tinkering, curious frog that asks your parents why, why, why, then this semester of fun hands-on science is for you! We’ll look to the future of renewable resources to learn about alternative fuels, as well as cool clean energy sources for power like the sun, water and air. While we observe our animal ambassadors like Santa the Bearded Dragon, Julie the Burmese python, and Abeni the Sulcata Tortoise, we will learn how scientists look to nature to help create new inventions and how machines we use today mimic the natural world. So put on your hard hats and thinking caps and come join Tree Frog Treks to discover how things work!

Cost - $300

Thursdays: 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

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 Paige Anderson, Butterflies Program Coordinator (paigea@cds-sf.org, 415-861-5432 x332) or Chris Teare, Extended Program Director (christ@cds-sf.org, 415-861-5432 x315).