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The Gardner School Extended Care program provides an opportunity for children to further explore their own interests, as well as to participate in group experiences with others of various ages. Students and the instructor engage in a variety of hands-on activities, outdoor experiences and play.

  • Before school care is available each school day from 7:15 A.M. – 8:15 A.M.  You may drop your child in the main school building during that time. Children are not to be in their classrooms prior to 8:15 A.M.
  • After school care is available until 6:30 P.M. There will be a charge of $1.00 per minute for pick-up after 6:30 P.M.

Extended Care Options

Purchase of extended care is available in two formats each year: Contract / Defined Rate Plan and by Drop-in / Occasional Use Punchcards.

Contract / Defined Rate Plan:

Our Contract / Defined Rate Plan is for families that pre-pay their extended care (in two payments: September & January).  Discounts are available for siblings if both students are using the extended care contract.

Drop-in / Occasional Use Punchcards:

Drop-in / Occasional use aftercare is $9 / hour, and is available by purchasing a punchcard in the office. Punchcards are available in the following increments:

  • 10 punches (5 hours) pay $45.00
  • 20 punches (10 hours) pay $90.00
  • 40 punches (20 hours) pay $180.00
  • 100 punches (50 hours) pay $450.00

Parents who are on campus for any purpose during extended care hours must decide, for the safety of the student, if their child is to remain with the extended care provider or with the parent.  If the child remains with the program, the rate of two punches per hour will apply.


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