Before and after care is available to children who are enrolled in any of our classes. Children are welcomed to before and after care outside of class time. At our Danville and Livermore locations, we have before and after care from 7 AM to 9 AM , and again from 12 PM to 6:30 PM. At our Orinda location, we have before and after care from 7 AM to 9 AM, and again from 12 PM to 6:00 PM. The Montessori before and after care environment provides a flexible option for families who need a longer day at school. Before and After Care is only billed for the time that you use.
The areas of the before and after care classroom are arranged to give the child choices of activities throughout their stay. As in our other programs, there is a head before and after care teacher. The art, dramatic play, constructive/manipulative, snack, and reading areas are designed to draw the children’s attention and provide a creative outlet for them. In addition to the options on the shelves, the children are invited to circle time, where special projects, presentations, songs, stories, movement activities, and expressive language opportunities are engaged in daily.
Special projects might include art, cooking, movement, music, and science. The children also enjoy the large outside playground. The Montessori principles are followed in the before and after care environment, providing continuity with the classroom experience. The children in this environment have an opportunity to work/play with their friends in a relaxed, supportive atmosphere.
7:00 - 8:15 AM
Early morning welcoming, all activities open, eat breakfast
8:15 - 8:30 AM
8:30 - 9:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Class time/Morning Before Care where applicable
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
12:30 - 3:00 PM
Group presentation and/or individual work time/snack
3:00 - 3:30 PM
Group presentation, including special project/featured activity
3:30 - 4:00 PM
Free choice/work time/individual snack
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Supporting your child's verbal, non-verbal, and listening skills for connecting with family, friends, and beyond.
Growing Brain Power
Providing an enriched environment and the personal relationships to make the most of your child's amazing brainpower.
Helping your child develop trust, self-confidence, and problem solving skills for positive relationships with friends, parents, and teachers.
Helping Healthy Bodies Flourish
Nurturing your child's physical well-being through active play and body awareness.
Creativity and Individual Expression
Promoting an atmosphere that inspires your child's unique character through art, movement, music, and dramatic play.