Extended Day (JK – Grade 2)

Extended Day is a before and after school program, that operates in our schools for children in Junior Kindergarten to Grade 2. This optional, fee-based program is led by early childhood educators, based out of a fully-equipped Kindergarten classroom.

All Policies and Procedures for our programs are listed in the Extended Day Parent Handbook.

If you have questions or concerns about our programs, you may call our Extended Day Program Supervisors, Educational Services at 519-570-0003 x4704 or email at care@wrdsb.ca.

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Sample Routine: 7 to 9 a.m.

Children arrive throughout this time and are welcomed by the early childhood educator.

Activity Key areas of learning What the participant does What the staff does
Independent exploration of classroom materials or preparation of a nutritious breakfast or snack. Personal and social development, language, mathematics, science and technology, arts, health and physical activity. Organizes personal belongings (e.g., backpack, communication book, shoes). Investigates materials at various classroom learning centres. Works with peers and the early childhood educator to prepare snack; eats snack. Greets families. Sets out and organizes learning materials. Facilitates snack preparation. Refers to communication books and team message board. Extends children’s thinking and investigations by questioning and prompting.
Gross-motor activities in the gym or outside and/or technology activities. Science and technology, health and physical activity. Helps to set up activity stations in the gym or outside (e.g, musical hoops). Helps to set up the technology required for technology activities. Participates in the activities with peers. Plans developmentally appropriate gross-motor and technology activities. Facilitates activities that draw on the children’s interests and complement the core program. Plans and leads cooperative games. Encourages active participation in all activities. Supports the growth and development of social and group skills.
Self-selected reading and quiet activity time and preparation for the day. Personal and social development and language. Chooses and reads materials. Choose quiet activities, such as doing puzzles, writing, drawing or playing board games. Helps to tidy the program and sets out materials for the core program. Works as part of the early learning kindergarten team to set up the classroom for the core program.

Sample Routine: 3:30 to 6 p.m.

Children arrive and participate in the after school program. Parents are greeted at arrival by the early childhood educator.

Activity Key areas of learning What the participant does What the staff does
Independent exploration of classroom materials or preparation of a nutritious breakfast or snack. Planned experiences Personal and social development, language,  health and physical activity. Participates in preparing a snack; eating snack. Participates in a group project or learning experience ( e.g., baking or making play dough). Supervises the arrival of children from other classrooms. Facilitates snack preparations. Organizes materials for learning experiences and group projects. Extends children’s thinking and investigations by questioning and prompting.
Gross-motor activities in the gym or outside. Personal and social development, and health and physical activity. Helps to set up activity stations in the gym or outside (e.g, musical hoops). Participates in the activities with peers. Plans developmentally appropriate gross-motor activities. Facilitates activities that draw on the children’s interests. Plans and leads cooperative games. Encourages active participation in all activities. Supports the growth and development of social and group skills.
Self-selected reading and quiet time, whole-group experiences (drama or music) and preparation to go home. Language and mathematics. Chooses and reads materials. Listens to text read out loud. Choose quiet activities, such as doing puzzles, writing, drawing or playing board games. Helps to tidy the program and sets out materials for the core program. Reads out loud. Facilitates the tidying up of the classroom. Speaks with parents. Documents the learning.