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After Class Enrichments (ACE)

Each afternoon we will offer two ACE options to choose from. This program is ideal for children who will benefit from a combination of structured, teacher-led projects and additional play time. The ACE class can stand alone or your child can first attend our Lunch Bunch program and then attend one afternoon activity of interest. Children may enroll for the entire semester or on a drop in basis.

Enroll Regularly

Attend ACE on a Regular Basis

Parents can sign their children up for one to five days of ACE and will receive a contract that states the days of choice per semester. You have the option to pair ACE with Lunch Bunch which immediately precedes ACE programs. If you are interested in securing a permanent space in the program please contact Jennie Hashemi for availability and details.

  • Parents may choose one or more days per week for a part-day student to attend ACE (ex. every Monday-Thursday, every Tuesday and Wednesday, etc.)
  • The first session of ACE begins the week of September 16, 2019 and ends December 20, 2019. The second session of ACE begins January 6, 2020 and ends May 29, 2020.
  • ACE programs are from 1:00-2:00pm daily. Children who opt to pair ACE with Lunch Bunch transition from the AM class into Lunch Bunch, and then on to their ACE program. Children not participating in Lunch Bunch arrive in a 12:50-1:00pm carpool. Children depart ACE through a carpool from 2:00-2:10pm.
  • Children who opt to pair ACE with Lunch Bunch bring a lunch from home that does not require refrigeration and contains no nut products.

Drop In

Do Drop In Program

Do you have an upcoming meeting to prepare for? Are your in-laws coming into town? Would you like to volunteer at your older child's school or attend an exercise class? This one or two hour program will be available each afternoon on an as-needed basis. Children will join existing ACE or Lunch Bunch plus ACE as detailed below. Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

There are several options for part day students to drop in to ACE.

  • Students may drop in to ACE only on any given day of the week. Price per day: $30
    • Children in AM classes who are regularly enrolled in Lunch Bunch will transition from their morning class to Lunch Bunch then into their ACE program.
    • Children arriving for ACE only arrive during a 12:50-1:00pm carpool.
    • All ACE students depart during a 2:00-2:10pm carpool.
  • Students not regularly enrolled in Lunch Bunch may drop in to Lunch Bunch followed by an ACE class on any given day of the week. Price per day: $60
    • Children bring a lunch from home that does not require refrigeration and contains no nut products.
    • Children transition from their morning class to the Lunch Bunch program, immediately followed by their ACE program.
    • Departure carpool is from 2:00-2:10pm.

Registration for drop in dates becomes available on a monthly basis approximately 2 weeks before the 1st of the coming month. Due to the nature of the drop in program, we cannot guarantee that a child will be placed in a particular class or with a particular friend. All tuition payments are non-refundable, non-transferable, and no refunds are given for absences or closings due to utility outages, dangerous weather conditions, or extraordinary circumstances.

“[My daughter] LOVES Do Drop In.... It is unbeatable in terms of the quality time she spends there and I can't even start to tell you what a difference it makes for parents. It is such a peace of mind to know she is at CDS." -Current CDS Parent

Fall Options

Fall 2019 Daily ACE Options


Day of Week:

Activity Options:

Monday

Healthy Baking

Count on Us

Tuesday

Science Experiments


Art Exploration

Wednesday

Large Scale Art

Young Builders

Thursday

Crafty Kids

Cooperative Play

FridayPlan, Do, ReviewN/A


Monday Options

Healthy Baking

This program is a perfect fit for children who often ask if they can help bake at home and love to combine, experiment with and taste different ingredients. The class will create healthy and fun cooking projects to enjoy together as they learn about nutrition and how to use tools that are readily available in any kitchen. Price per semester: $318.

OR

Count On Us

In a fun, socially interactive environment, children will be exposed to number relationships and a hands-on investigation of math and games. Through large and small group games, we will work on number concepts and build a strong foundation on number skills with awesome preschool counting games! They will be introduced shapes, counting, number “writing”, measuring and more. Price per semester: $318.

Tuesday Options

Science Experiments

his program is for budding scientists who enjoy exploring the many different aspects of science in a fun, hands-on atmosphere with friends. Building on the children’s natural curiosity and enthusiasm, we will delve deeper into the world around us while keep the phrases ‘What if’ and ‘I Wonder’ at the forefront of our 3 experimentation. Children will learn topics such as alkaline and acid, light and shadows, simple chemistry, states of matter, and properties of electricity, magnets and much more. Price per semester: $376.

OR

Art Exploration

n this weekly class, children will have the opportunity to investigate materials and media through process-based activities. Children will create their own, unique artwork using paint and watercolor, drawing implements, primary and secondary colors, sensory materials like play dough and gak while also discovering three dimensional shapes and their attributes. Price per semester: $376.

Wednesday Options

Large Scale Art

Children will explore a variety of art techniques and materials using large scale formats. The children will work both individually and collaboratively over the course of the class. Some examples of possible projects include outdoor pendulum painting using homemade chalk paint, creating collaborative murals using painted sticks, building an outdoor art fort, finger-painting plexiglass “windows,” and using a catapult to splash paint on hanging canvases. Price per semester: $355.

OR

Young Builders

Does your young architect like to build with Legos and other fun building materials? Would they love an extended period devoted to creating masterpieces with novel materials? This weekly class is designed to enhance your child’s ability to problem solve and engage in teamwork while developing language, cognitive, fine motor and social skills. Price per semester: $355.

Thursday Options

Crafty Kids

Get ready to be creative as you cut, paint, and decorate kid made crafts with a variety of art materials. Participants will enjoy open-ended and center-based activities using materials such as straws, paper towel holders, craft sticks, coffee filters, dixie cups, button, boxes and more! Price per semester: $376.

OR

Cooperative Play

This group is a fun, play-based class to introduce and review a wide range of social skills including entering on-going play, carrying conversations, negotiating and better managing competition and teasing. Children will practice narrative skills, listening, following directions, goal setting and self evaluation. Each class varies with puppet shows, role plays, movement games, art projects, story times, group and individual challenges. For more information about this class, please contact Rene Hackney (no drop-in option available). Price per semester: $355.

Friday Options

Plan-Do-Review: Focus on Intentional and Sustained Play

This play-based program helps 3s-K age children focus on the task at hand and extend their attention span. Activities target related skills such as paying attention to visual and auditory detail, expanding time on task, listening, following directions, increasing narrative skills, improving organizational skills, setting goals with follow through and sequencing. For more information about this class, please contact Rene Hackney (no drop-in option available). Price per semester: $355.


Spring Options

Spring 20120 Daily ACE Options


Day of Week:

Activity Options:

Monday

Bakers by the Dozen

Kids in Motion

Tuesday

I Wonder...

Art Exploration

Wednesday

Tiny Art

Story Stretchers

Thursday

Crafty Kids

Cooperative Play

FridayPlan, Do, Review N/A


Mondays

Bakers by the Dozen - Elizabeth Cutler and Paula Delk

Rate for Winter/Spring Semester: $474

A perfect fit for children who love to experiment with and taste different ingredients. The class will bake healthy and food to enjoy together as they learn about nutrition and how to use tools and ingredients that are readily available in any kitchen. Children will enjoy baked treats including sunflower butter oatmeal bars, baked apple doughnuts and whole wheat and honey banana muffins.

Kids In Motion - Amy Gilmore and Jane McDonald

Rate for Winter/Spring Semester: $474

S-T-R-E-T-C-H, WIGGLE and MOVE! Get your body moving with activities that involve movement, fitness, music, and yoga. Our group games and creative play encourage balance, coordination and gross motor skills. Come and get moving with us! Sample activities: ‘Snakes in the River’ jumping game, ‘Stand up, Turn around, Sit down’ and outdoor obstacle courses.

Tuesdays

I WONDER... - Elizabeth Cutler and Paula Delk

Rate for Winter/Spring Semester: $562

Join us for hands-on science experiments as we explore the world around us. Capitalizing on your children’s inherent natural curiosity, the scientists will ask questions, make predictions and observe outcomes while having fun. From making two versions of one recipe (minus a key ingredient) to sink & float in regular and salt water to baking soda & vinegar ‘explosions’ to comparing seeds grown in light to those grown without light, we hope to provide many opportunities for that fabulous sentence starter, “I wonder...”.

Art Exploration – Tracie Grise and Alejandra Loyola

Rate for Winter/Spring Semester: $562

A “process art” based class that allows the children to explore a variety of techniques, tools and materials, celebrating the experience of discovery. We will provide open-ended, creative art experiences by offering activities such as:

Painting with unusual tools like toothbrushes, paint rollers and potato mashers

Finger painting with a variety of paints

Exploring and creating with clay

Stringing beads independently and creatively

Using a variety of mediums such as oil pastels, paint pens, markers, pencils and crayons

Exploring a variety of sensory mediums such as slime, fluffy dough and baking soda paint

Wednesdays

Tiny Art - Mary Lusk and Tracie Jurgensen

Rate for Winter/Spring Semester: $530

Children will explore a variety of art techniques and materials while completing small scale projects. The children will work both individually and collaboratively over the course of the class. Projects will incorporate recycled and natural materials as much as possible. Some examples of projects include making beads, painting beads, tiny paintings on canvas, fairy houses, miniature sculptures and sewing.

Story Stretchers – Tracie Grise and Alejandra Loyola

Rate for Winter/Spring Semester: $530

Kids will explore the world of books! Stretching the stories in new ways as we connect a variety of learning centers such as; science, nature, art, music, movement and cooking. Some of the books that will inspire us are:

“The Robot Book” by Heather Brown; as we explore this book the children will have an opportunity to explore a variety of gears set up as centers, as well as designing and making robots using loose parts and art materials.

“Draw Me a Star” by Eric Carle; using the beautiful illustrations from this book, we will use various art materials and tools to create our own unique stars.

“Press Here” by Herve Tullet; we will create a “press here” movement game that develops and enhances gross motor development, receptive language skills, colour recognition and counting.

Thursdays

Crafty Kids - Amy Gilmore and Jane McDonald

Rate for Winter/Spring Semester: $562

Get ready to be creative as you cut, paint, and decorate kid-made crafts with a variety of art materials. Participants will enjoy open-ended and center-based activities using materials such as straws, paper towel holders, craft sticks, coffee filters, button, boxes and more! Kids will have fun making balloon people, sock puppets and many other seasonal projects.

Cooperative PlayDr. Rene Hackney and Laura Barnett

Rate for Winter/Spring Semester: $530

This group is a fun, play-based class to introduce and review a wide range of social skills including entering on-going play, carrying conversations, negotiating and better managing competition and teasing. Children will practice narrative skills, listening, following directions, goal setting and self evaluation. Each class varies with puppet shows, role plays, movement games, art projects, story times, group and individual challenges. For more information about this class, please contact Rene Hackney (no drop-in option available)

Fridays

Plan, Do, Review Dr. Rene Hackney and Laura Barnett

Rate for Winter/Spring Semester: $530

This play-based program helps 3s-K age children focus on the task at hand and extend their attention span. Activities target related skills such as paying attention to visual and auditory detail, expanding time on task, listening, following directions, increasing narrative skills, improving organizational skills, setting goals with follow through and sequencing. For more information about this class, please contact Rene Hackney (no Drop In option available).