Extended Care

At Almaden Country Day School, we believe children benefit from having comfortable places to gear up and wind down at school that is safe, enriching and also extends learning.

For children enrolled in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 8th Grade, we offer supervised care before and after school. In the mornings, our before-school care is complimentary. After-school care is available for a fee based upon the number of days your child attends.

Before-School Care

We offer complimentary supervised before-school care for children enrolled in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 8th Grade. 

Before School Care

 

Pre-Kindergarten - 8th Grade: Before-School Care

We understand the need families have for flexibility in dropping off their children in the early morning hours. At ACDS, we offer complimentary supervised before-school care for children enrolled in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 8th Grade. Students will experience a relaxed morning environment where they can prepare for the school day ahead.

Hours of Operation

  • Pre-Kindergarten: 7:30 to 8 a.m.
  • Kindergarten - 8th Grade: 7 to 7:45 a.m.

Fees

Complimentary before-school care is supervised by an ACDS staff member and is included in the cost of tuition.

How to Enroll

Registration is not required for before-school care, but we ask all parents to follow the drop-off procedures using the Brightwheel app.
 

After-School Care

ACDS also offers three fee-based after-school care programs for all Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 8 students:

Apple Tree

Pre-Kindergarten: The Apple Tree

Our Pre-Kindergarten after-school care program provides opportunities for children to freely explore ideas and engage in unstructured play in a safe, supervised environment. Dedicated teachers prepare a variety of non-academic activities, including indoor and outdoor play, arts and crafts, stories, walking trips to the park, cooking projects and quiet time for our younger set.

Hours of Operation

Regular School Days

Monday - Friday | 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

School Holidays & Teacher's In-Service Days

Closed

Most Minimum Tuesdays

End of School - 6 p.m.

Fees

Please see our Extended Care Fees page for more details and information.

How to Enroll

Enrollment takes place during the re-enrollment period during the start of each year. If you would like to enroll your child mid-year, please contact Amber White or Mary Jo Heindel. Drop-in care is offered on a space available basis. Please note: Students requiring after school care five days a week are given priority for Apple Tree enrollment. 
 

Apple Orchard

Kindergarten - 3rd Grade: The Apple Orchard

The relaxed and welcoming Apple Orchard environment provides a balance of “down time,” structured activities, “space” to finish homework, and freedom to uncover children's new and emerging interests. Apple Orchard is intended to provide a home-like environment staffed by attentive, certified caregivers. 

Hours of Operation

Regular School Days

Monday - Friday | 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

School Holidays & Teacher's In-Service Days

Closed

Most Minimum Tuesdays

End of School - to 6 p.m.

Fees

Please see our Extended Care Fees page for more details and information.

How to Enroll

Enrollment takes place during the re-enrollment period during the start of each year. If you would like to enroll your child mid-year, please contact Amber White or Mary Jo Heindel. Drop-in care is offered on a space available basis. Please note: Students requiring after school care five days a week are given priority for Apple Tree enrollment. 
 

MASH

4th - 8th Grade: MASH

MASH offers students the opportunity to do homework, socialize, play on the blacktop and take part in various activities appropriate to this age. Students can participate in ACDS after-school clubs and sports, and then rejoin the MASH program when those activities are done.

During MASH, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., 4th - 8th grade students can participate in a quiet, structured time to get started on homework, set up a time to work with a teacher, collaborate with a group, or make up a test. 

The program is supervised and administered by an ACDS staff member. Students should bring their own snack to MASH.

Hours of Operation

Regular School Days

Monday - Friday | 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

School Holidays & Teacher's In-Service Days

Closed

Most Minimum Tuesdays

End of School - to 6 p.m.

Fees

Please see our Extended Care Fees page for more details and information.

How to Enroll

Enrollment takes place during the re-enrollment period during the start of each year. 4th - 8th Grade students may enroll in MASH for a minimum of one day per week or attend on a drop-in basis (first-come, first-served) as space allows.