Extended School Day (ESD)

The Extended School Day (ESD) program is offered to all students who attend St. Michael’s and who require after-school care. It provides flexibility and convenience for parents, and allows students the chance to unwind with their friends. The ESD program is available to students from preschool through eighth grade and provides the children with activities, games, exercise, help with their homework, in a safe and comfortable environment. As an extension of the regular St. Michael’s school day, the Director and staff of the ESD program work to promote and reinforce the same values and behavior that are being taught in the classrooms. The Director and staff strive to create a fun and encouraging atmosphere where the children are expected to treat their fellow classmates, the staff, and themselves with respect and consideration.

Rates

$15 per hour, per child.  ESD is billed monthly, based on usage.  For financial questions please contact Ted Ferry, 401-849-5970 ext 304

Time

3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Program

The Early Childhood Center has a very interesting dynamic where 1st grade students are comfortable asking 4th grade students for assistance with a problem that they may be having with their homework. A staff member is always available for assistance as well, yet the spirit of academia is truly alive when the children are interacting with one another.

If the weather permits outside play, the children go to the playground at dismissal and have a variety of equipment, swings, monkey bars, slides, etc. to play on. They are also provided several balls, buckets, shovels, and sidewalk chalk. The children are very accepting of one another in the playground and include even the younger children in their play. This environment is stimulating both physically and mentally. The Director and staff have a first aid kit, telephone, and clip-board with the attendance list at all times. While on the playground, headcounts are regularly taken by the Director and staff to keep track of all the children. As the children are picked up, their names are crossed off the attendance list so that everyone is accounted for at all times. If there are any special instruction, or changes in who will be picking the child up, it is noted on the attendance list.


 

We hope that you decide to take advantage of this enriching and convenient opportunity that the ESD program has to offer, and that you and your child have a successful school year.  For more information about ESD, please contact Trish Barlow at 401-849-5970.