Extended Day & Enrichment Programs

These programs provide a safe and happy place for children to further increase their social and learning experiences. They also help prepare a child for a longer elementary day.

Extended Day Program:
This is an extension of social opportunities for Woolly Bears and Chickadees involved with occasional organized activities. Four units of the Extended Day Program are available: September – December; January – February; March – April; and May – June. A drop-in option is available for this program depending on space availability.

The program consists of:

Recess – outdoor time to play with peers and get some exercise
Lunch – a time to eat and enjoy each other’s company in an informal setting followed by clean up
Quiet Time – an informal library opportunity to listen to a story, read a book or hear music
Activity Time – a varied program that may include art projects, gymnastics, a hike through the woods, outside play, or dramatics, among others

Enrichment Program:
This is an extension of the school day with a selected monthly theme. Art, music, movement, and literature based on this theme will be included. A drop-in option is not available for this program. Enrichment has monthly enrollment from October – May. It is available to Mighty Oaks and Tadpoles on Tuesday, and to Woolly Bears and Chickadees, on Wednesday.

The program consists of:

Recess – outdoor time to play with peers and get some exercise
Lunch – a time to eat and enjoy each other’s company in an informal setting followed by clean up
Activity Time – an opportunity to explore and do activities pertaining to different topics such as puppetry, baking, learning about different countries, exercising, storytelling, building bird houses, science, pottery, and others

Chippie Cheeks Program:
Offered on a monthly basis, this program provides our morning Chipmunks (3 year old classes), with an opportunity to extend their Tuesday and/or Thursday morning school day until 1:30.

The program consists of:

Recess – outdoor time to play with peers and get some exercise
Lunch – a time to eat and enjoy each other’s company in an informal setting followed by clean up
Story and Movement Time – varies authors shared with children and an organized game/dance/play opportunity

Club Acorn Program:
This multi-age program has a science and social studies focus that compliments Acorn’s curriculum. This group will be establishing age appropriate connections at various levels within our Acorn Community, the Seacoast Community, our country and the world. This exciting group will meet on Thursdays from 11:30 – 1:30.

The program consists of:

Recess – outdoor time to play with peers and get some exercise
Lunch – a time to eat and enjoy each other’s company in an informal setting followed by clean up
Activity Time – pursue the activity plan for Club Acorn