Extended Care

IMG_2751CE@WA provides a loving and supportive environment for our students before and after school.  This program is a great opportunity for the students of our busy parents to know their children are thriving in a safe, after-school environment.  

After a day of classes and structured lessons, Extended Care students are provided unstructured free time, which allows them the opportunity to run and play under supervision. Using the 5 acre property during free time play satisfies the need for time in nature that most children long to experience. Looming stately trees provide shade and protection from the heat. Students often enjoy piling on a splendid, low lying branch at the base of a giant tree and ride the ancient branch like a 100 year old horse. If trees could talk, this one would have stories to tell.

To break up the Extended Care program, caregivers provide homework help where needed. Those without homework to accomplish play interactive table games, puzzles, watch carefully selected inspiring movies, participate in sports activities, as well as enjoy creative projects. These thoughtfully provided options help pass the time for students. A nurturing, safe, and meaningful after school environment assists children in patiently waiting for parents to arrive.


In accordance with our Nutritional policy, a nourishing snack and a water should be sent with each student attending the afternoon session of extended care. CE@WA will also provide a cold water and a simple, low sugar snack to each student.

Extended Care

Extended Care fees include both morning care and after care and are calculated per student/week.  Hours and fees vary by grade as follows:

  • All mornings are from 7:50 AM to 8:50 AM.
  • $125 Pre-K/VPK 12:10 PM-5:30 PM 
  • $95 Kindergarten 2:05 PM-5:30 PM
  • $95 1st – 3rd Grades 3:05 PM-5:30 PM
  • $95 4th-12th Grades 4:05 PM-5:30 PM

Friday is a 1/2 day. After care hours are 1:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Friday after care is included in the fees listed above. 

Extended Care covers school days only. Partial weeks are the same rate.

Extended care is billed on a monthly basis and will be part of the financial agreement. The Extended Care Program closes promptly at 5:30 PM. There is no grace period. Please note an additional fee will be charged for any late pick-up regardless of the reason. Late fee assessment begins at 5:31 PM at a rate of $15.00 each quarter hour interval. (A 6:00 PM pick-up may be available if needed. Contact the office if you would like to request this option.) Repeated late pick-ups will result in your student being withdrawn from the program with no further obligation from CE@WA. Parents are required to communicate with the teacher regarding their plans on a weekly basis. Teachers will plan their time according to that communication.

Hourly care is available if a student in K-3rd grade is released before a sibling. The pre-paid fee is $5.00 per hour. Unexpected students arriving for before care or after care will pay $7 per hour/per child. After care automatically begins at five minutes after the students are released. Fees will be calculated by the hour, even if a partial hour is used. Payment is required when you are signing out your student. The extended care staff member will have an envelope to accept the additional cash or check due for the unexpected service.

If the additional fee is not paid on the same day of service, the hourly rate will increase to $8 per hour/student and will be billed to the parent on Friday of the respective week.