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Extended Care

Afternoon Care Options

NGFS offers Extended Care on the Guilford Campus for all K–8th grade students, and at A Child's Garden for our Preschool, Pre-K, and TK students. Afternoon care is offered starting after school dismissal until 6 p.m. each school day. 

The goal of the Extended Care program is to create a nurturing atmosphere for students in the transition time between school and home. Opportunity and direction are provided for a variety of individual/group, self-directed/structured, quiet/active, spontaneous/planned, and indoor/outdoor activities. Students are given guidance and support as needed for completing homework, exploring creatively, and playing cooperatively. A snack is served midway through the afternoon.

The Extended Care program is planned and structured to be consistent with the educational goals and philosophy of the school. Extended Care staff regularly communicates with parents about the child's experience. We offer full-time and part-time morning and after care.

Extended Care Information for 2020-21

For the 20-21 school year Extended Care will only be offered on days when school is in session. Extended Care will be offered in the afternoon only until 6 p.m. Sign-up for Extended Care is required by Friday at 5 p.m. the week before.

The rate is $8.00/hour for part-time use and unscheduled use. The rate for a full afternoon is $15. The full-time rate for a week is $75. Full-time rates must be paid in advance when you sign-up and are non-refundable. The fee for late pick up (after 6 p.m.) is $1.00 per minute.

There is more information about Extended Care in this document.