Morning Garden Prek & Kindergarten Afternoon Kindercare

Afternoon Kindercare Program

Afternoon Kindercare Program is a nurturing home-away-from-home for children who are enrolled in the preschool, pre-K, or Kindergarten and need care until 2:45 pm.

In the afternoon, the children will have a chance to "breathe out." To begin, the children play outdoors, go for a walk or maybe build fairy houses, after which they return indoors for lunch brought from home, followed by dish washing. The teacher then creates a quiet, peaceful atmosphere to ease the children into rest time. Beds are prepared with soft sheepskins, blankets and pillows. While the children rest, the teacher may read a simple nature story, sing quiet lullabies or play the lyre, giving the children plenty of time to rest, or sleep if needed. After being gently awakened, the children prepare to depart by gathering their belongings and putting on outdoor clothes. The afternoon ends with a closing circle.

North Cottage
Monday - Friday from 12:15 to 2:45

3 Afternoons - $1,575

4 Afternoons - $2,100

5 Afternoons - $2,625

Parents may enroll children for up to 5 afternoons a week, Monday through Friday, committing to the same days for each week so that the children have a set, predictable rhythm. The first three weeks serve as a trial period, in order to ensure that each child is ready for the afternoon program