K – 5th Grade

Before & After-School Program for Children in Grade School

We are pleased to be able to offer before or after school care for students for elementary school children from Kindergarten to 5th Grade.  Students may take the bus from Friends Together to school in the morning and/or from school to Friends Together in the afternoon, allowing children of working parents to have a safe and fun day with smooth transitions.

Before School Program  7:30 – 9:00 a.m.

The early morning program will provide the children with opportunities to explore semi-active and quiet free choice activities. The morning program will be set up with free choice areas. A cozy area will always be available to children for quiet reading, book and music listening or quiet morning activities.

Areas include:

  • Manipulative area
  • Messy table/art table – each day different art activities will be available for independent art.
  • Play dough or floam
  • Book reading
  • Puzzles- table puzzles or large floor puzzles

After School Program 2:45 – 6:00 p.m.

The late-stay program will provide the children with multiple opportunities to explore and experiment supplementing their classroom experiences. The schedule provides children the ability to make choices and develop independence and decision making skills. The classroom will be divided into learning centers\ including noisy and quiet activities.

Areas include:

  • Block area- large blocks, small blocks, waffle blocks, animals, people, transportation vehicles, dinosaurs, trains.
  • Dramatic play area- kitchen, dress up, dolls, food, puppets, work bench.
  • Art area- crayons paint, markers, paper, collage materials, smocks, sponges, paint brushes, stamps, stamp pads, variety of art materials.
  • Outdoor area/gym- bicycles, balls, climbing & sliding equipment, outdoor blocks, movement props, tunnels.
  • Cozy area- books, cassette player and earphones, pillows, small tables and chairs, flannel board, puppets.
  • Science/ Natural World area- magnets, magnifying glasses, binoculars, water table, sand, shells, rocks, etc.

Afternoon Schedule:

  • 2:45- SIGN IN
  • 3:05- OUTDOOR PLAY/ INDOOR SPORTS/ RECREATION
  • 3:45-BATHROOM-HANDWASHING
  • 4:00-AFTERNOON SNACK-HANDWASHING
  • 4:15-HOMEWORK-READING
  • 4:45-FREE CHOICE-CENTERS
  • 5:15-MEETING-STORY-QUIET READING
  • 5:30- GAMES-PUZZLES-MANIPULATIVES

 

Registration

Please Contact Us to learn more or to enroll.

To make arrangements for your child to be bused to/from Friends Together, contact the Port Washington Transportation Department.

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