Extended Care

ext-care-download_btnThe Extended Care program at Aurora School serves students who need before and/or after school care. The program is designed to integrate with our school-wide social emotional curriculum and offer children an array of enrichment and recreational activities. In this way the Aurora Extended Care program gives children a positive, educational and fun extension of their school day. It gives parents peace of mind to know that their children are in a supervised, safe, secure and familiar environment.

After Care is Not an After Thought

Aurora’s Extended Care team are all employees of the school. As such, they engage with our teachers, participate in school wide professional development opportunities and are full members of our staff community. This means that if a child has a particularly good or particularly bad day, the classroom teachers and the Extended Care staff easily communicate.

The Extended Care team strives to complement the school program by:

  • Providing a creative atmosphere for the promotion of arts and crafts
  • Providing sports activities to develop coordination, motor skills, positive competitive skill, good sportsmanship, and enjoyment of games
  • Providing real-life activities in Enrichment Classes, such as cooking, sewing and woodshop
  • Developing an appreciation and awareness of our responsibility for our environment
  • Providing opportunities for quiet, self-directed play

Extended Care Program Hours

The morning Extended Care program is available from 7:30 am until class begins. The afternoon program is available until 6:00 pm every school day. On Early Dismissal days, the Extended Care program begins at 2:00 pm. The Extended Care Coordinator and staff plan a variety of exciting, fun activities for children at different grade levels.

Daily Extended Care Schedule

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays:
K/1 Students 2:20 – 6:00 pm | 2-5 Students 3:15 – 6:00 pm

2:20 pm – K/1 Sign in
2:30 pm – K/1 Free time
3:15 pm – Grades 2-5 Sign in
3:30 pm – Snack
3:45 pm – Choice of structured activity
4:30 pm – Free time (inside and outside)

Wednesdays (Early Dismissal)
All Students 2:00 – 6:00 pm

2:00 pm – Grades K-5 Sign in
2:15 pm – Choice of structured activity
3:15 pm – Snack
3:30 pm – Choice of structured activity
4:30 pm – Free time (inside and outside)

Sample Week at Extended Care

Inside – Charmin Robots
Outside – Ultimate Frisbee/Football
Inside – Duck Tape Wallets
Outside – Sidewalk Chalk
Inside – Theater Club
Outside – Sports Club
Inside – Paper Bird Cages
Outside – Tag Games
Inside – Free Art & Movie
Outside – Free Play

Extended Care Rates for the 2016 – 2017 School Year

Drop in rate – $10.40/hour billed in half hour increments
Prepay – $360/month, unlimited hours (must sign up by the 10th of the month prior)
Register for Unlimited Extended Care

Enrichment Classes

We also host a variety of Enrichment Classes that Aurora students can sign up for in addition to our Extended Care program. Families are not charged for Extended Care time while taking an enrichment class.