Extended Care

Extended Care

Little Gems Montessori recognizes the needs of working parents and provides a safe, play-filled environment for students enrolled for extended care program. Infants through kindergarten are offered age-appropriate activities and environments that compliment our Montessori academic programs. High-energy play and games, creative arts and materials, and quiet, softly lit, cozy corners for resting and socializing provide all the elements of home. Our extended care program covers before school care and after school care.

Before School Program (7:00 AM – 8:30 AM)

Our before school program starts at 6:30 AM and is held in our Transition Room. Our caring staff members provide children with a calm and peaceful environment in which they can engage in age-appropriate activities such as painting or reading. Children who come in at 6:30 AM have Home-Breakfast according to their eating schedule.

After School Program (3:30 PM – 6:00 PM)

Our after school program extends from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM. When weather permits, children in after care spend the majority of the time running and playing in our playground. In the After Care Room children are engaged in a wide variety of activities that compliment the Montessori classroom experience. When it’s too cold or rainy outside, children often play in the multipurpose room. Children who stay until 6:30 PM receive a small, healthy snack at around 3:30 PM and a Home-Snack around 5:00 PM.