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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 June 5, 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: $55
    • 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 2019 Daily ACE Options


Day of Week:

Activity Options:

Monday

Healthy Baking

Story Stretchers

Tuesday

Science Experiments

Makerspace

Wednesday

Count on Us

Art Exploration

Thursday

Plan, Do, Review

Play On!

FridayCooperative PlayN/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: $385.

OR

Story Stretchers

Each week children come together for a special story time during which they will use stories as a backdrop for learning through literature. Activities will include acting out stories with puppets and dramatic play, recreating recipes, making art work inspired by the illustrator and building related settings. Price per semester: $385.

Tuesday Options

Science Experiments

This program is for budding scientists who enjoy exploring the many different aspects of science in a fun, hands-on atmosphere with friends. Children will learn about 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: $455.

OR

Makerspace

We will construct and deconstruct, with an emphasis on science, technology, art and mathematics, to design, invent, tinker, and create. Students will enjoy open-ended and center-based activities using tools and materials, such as paper towel holders, craft sticks, coffee filters, dixie cups, buttons, straws, boxes and more! Price per semester: $430.

Wednesday Options

Art Exploration

In 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: $455.

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: $430.

Thursday Options

Play On!

Play, cooperation, and collaboration are essential to early childhood development. In this class, children will play a combination of indoor and outdoor group games that require teamwork, rule-following, and teambuilding. Examples include: cards, board games (new and classic), hide and seek, tag, and more! Price per semester: $430.

OR

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: $430.

Friday Options

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: $430.