We are excited to announce our new Extended Day Program at IPS! Children will now be able to spend a longer day in a familiar, nurturing, and fun environment with friends and IPS teachers from 8:00am to 6:00pm. Starting their day with Early Drop Off, children will come into school at 8:00am and engage in an activity with a teacher and other children until they are taken by the teacher to their classrooms to begin class at 9:00 am. When classes end at 3:00pm, children will continue on with the extended day. Activities will include a snack, time in the yard/gym, and choice time in the classroom to explore and learn through projects, play, and socialization.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Will my child be with children of different ages participating in the extended day program together?
Yes, children of various ages will interact during this time. Older children will be able to guide the younger ones and younger children will learn from older ones.
My child is signed up for an after-school enrichment class until 4:00pm. Can I still sign them up to participate in the extended day program?
Yes, some families choose to sign their children up for after-school enrichment classes such as basketball, clay, performance art, and other programs that go from 3:00pm- 4:00pm. These children would be able to continue an extended day after 4:00pm.
Is the after school enrichment class fee included in the extended day program fee?
No, there is a separate fee for putting your child in one of the enrichment programs that run from 3:00pm-4:00pm.
Do I have to pack an extra snack for my child participating in extended day?
No, we will provide a nut-free snack and will address the needs of children with other allergies.