K-8 EXCELLENCE SINCE 1973
2027 7th Street, Berkeley, CA 94710 (map) • 510‑845‑0876

Extended Day

Joy. Enrichment. Safety.

Morning Care & After Care

exuberant-aftercare

Fun, Nurturing and Cooperative Environment

After a long school day, children enjoy relaxing on the sunny deck with a healthy snack before games and free play on the yard, supervised homework lab, quiet reading, or one of our various after-school clubs.

Building Self-Awareness, While Recharging Their Batteries

We create space and time for students to decide for themselves how to spend their down time. Organized games are always an option, but if a child would rather draw or read or sit quietly with a friend, we're on board. Children today live very full lives, so we embrace any opportunity where they can just do their own thing.

Child-Teacher Ratio of No More Than 10:1

In addition to bringing their own special talents to the program, our tireless team works together to offer the care and attention each child deserves, including assistance with homework assignments in the library.

Care Hours

Monday - Friday
7:30 am – 8:30 am

2:30 pm – 6:00 pm
on regular school days

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
on most minimum days

Unexpected Meeting?

No problem. Your child will join Extended Day.

Fees

Use daycare on a drop-in basis or choose unlimited access to both morning and afternoon care.

Questions?

Michael Bannister
Director, Extended Day Program
Email or call 510.644.1093

“It’s a godsend to drop my son at orchestra on my way to work and to have him enjoying Maker Club or Filmmaking or getting his homework done before I collect him at 5:30.”

Jill Hughes

PARENT

Extended Day Team

Annie Bissell

Lower School Physical Education Assistant, Extended Daycare Assistant

Mad for open water swimming

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Eugene Lee

Technology Assistant, Extended Daycare Assistant

Has his head in a book

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Fordy Shoor

Upper School Assistant, Extended Daycare Assistant

Attended film school in Italy

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Meg McCarthy

Extended Daycare Assistant

Never had a cavity

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Michael Bannister

Michael Bannister

Director of Extended Daycare

Gym rat

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Sebastian Bates

Sebastian Bates

Upper School Assistant, Extended Daycare Assistant

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Sticks & Stones Club

After-School Clubs

We offer three 10-week sessions of after-school clubs each school year.

Some recent sessions have included:

  • Pursue your passion for math with the often-victorious Math Team
  • Learn discipline and build confidence with Taekwondo
  • Get ‘tech-savvy’ with Scratch programming, robotics, or the Maker Club
  • Express your vision as you conceive, develop, and shoot short films
  • Burn off some energy with after-school sports like soccer, basketball, or volleyball
  • Roll up your sleeves for art and mini-maker projects
  • Light up your brain playing chess or improv games

"Nourish You" Lunch Program

We present your child with a variety of healthy options.

  • Hot entrée and a fully-loaded salad bar (unlimited servings of salad & fresh fruit!)
  • Lean sources of protein (including hormone-free meats) and some whole grains
  • Freshly cooked vegetables, emphasizing seasonal, local, and organic ingredients
  • Variations provided for vegetarians, vegans, gluten free, and other special diets
  • Easy ordering and responsive support
  • Nut allergies? No worries... we use NO nuts
Hot Lunch Program