A Time for Me
Extended Day Program
The purpose of the Extended Day Program is to provide parents of elementary age students in Kindergarten through 6th grade, in Washington Union School District the option of before and after school child care. This service is offered to children who are currently enrolled in Toro Park School, Washington Union School, and San Benancio Middle School. All participation is voluntary and fee based. Kindergarten –Third graders attend the Toro Park Site, Room “C”. Fourth-Sixth graders are bussed from Washington Union School and San Benancio School to room “B” at Toro Park School.
The goal of the program is to provide a high quality, caring environment before and after school for children in Washington Union School District. It is the intent of the program to create an atmosphere that affords each child an opportunity to enhance intellectual, personal, social and physical development. A Time for Me facilitates successful experiences that promote positive self-concepts and generates an attitude of mutual respect and cooperation.
A Time for Me is available on scheduled school days. The program offers before school care beginning at 7:00 a.m. at Toro Park School and after school care until 6:00 p.m. If you are interested in the Extended Day Program, registrations are accepted throughout the school year if space allows. A visit to the program prior to registration is recommended to meet the A Time for Me staff and tour the facility.
Decision making, creativity, and responsibility are fostered by the self-choice structure of the program. Activities are designed to meet the individual social and recreational needs of each child. The environment encourages children’s explorations and interests by providing time for art, crafts, cooking, music, games/manipulatives, and physical activities. Teachers provide a balance of large group games, small group activities and free play on a daily basis. Time is also provided each day for assistance with homework and unscheduled leisure time. Nutritious snacks are provided.
Parents are an integral part of the extended day family of students and staff. By communicating with the teachers on a regular basis, the staff and parents can work cooperatively for the child’s best interests and success in the program.
For more information about the program and registration please call:
Susan Bates, Director