After Care & Camps
Grace Brethren Schools are jumping all day long. Depending on the campus, your student has the opportunity to play, learn and study after the end-of-day bell rings.
The primary component of the preschool program is from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm, with extended care available from 6:30 am until 6:00 pm. Parents have the option of choosing a half-day or full-day schedule, depending on the needs of their family. Parents who choose the half-day option may request extended care on an as needed basis (as space allows) and will be charged an hourly rate.
The preschool closes promptly at 6:00 pm. A child left after the closing time of 6:00 pm will be charged $1.00 per minute, with a minimum charge of $10.00. Occasionally, for special events the preschool will close early. When the Preschool closes prior to 6:00 pm, late fees will apply at the stated time of closure.
As part of our program here at the preschool we are able to bring extra-curricular programs to our campus for your child to participate in. Each of these activities occurs on campus in the afternoons, starting at 3:30 pm, and one of our staff members is always present. Information for each of the classes is available in the preschool office.
Mondays: Creative Dance through Grace in Motion
Wednesdays: Super Soccer Stars
Thursdays: Play Ball Sports
Fridays: Victory Gymnastics
Elementary Extended Care
Grace Brethren Elementary provides an Extended Care Program for our working parents who desire a secure, fun environment in which to place their children. It also can provide a safety net for all parents in the event of an emergency which might prevent them from picking up their children at the end of the school day. Our Extended Care Program begins immediately after school so there is never any time that your student is not supervised. Our staff is comprised of adults (18 years or older) who love both the children and the Lord. While your student is in Extended Care they can take part in a variety of activities led by our staff, playground time, as well as have a study time in the afternoon where students can complete their homework while they are still in Extended Care. In the afternoon snacks are offered to students.
Extended Day begins at 6:30 AM and ends at 6:00 PM Monday through Friday. Extended Day is not offered during normal school hours, only before and after school. We are open on select days when school is not in session, please check your annual calendar for specific dates.
Extended Care Rates:
$5.00 per hour - billed on tuition statement
We also offer dance classes after school. Please visit Grace in Motion for details!
Each year we offer a summer program at the preschool. Over the years themes have included Story Land Express, The Deep Blue Sea, All Around the World, and Under the Big Top. Each week there is a literature focus related to the theme, as well as a character trait that we emphasize to the children. Each day has a special activity, and ALL of our special events are on-site.
Sample weekly schedule:
Picnic Day: The children eat lunch picnic-style outside, sack lunch or hot lunch.
Cooking Day: The children make a tasty treat to enjoy during class.
Dress-up Day: The children dress up related to the theme of the day.
Special Event Day: We are joined by a guest speaker, or provide a special on-site activity.
Splash Day: Children bring their suits and towels and splash in wading pools on the playground.
Grace Brethren Elementary offers a fun and safe summer camp for elementary age students. Students from non-Grace Brethren schools are welcome. Camp Champion runs from early June through early August. The camps provide opportunities to take part in age-appropriate, engaging activities with friends. The activities are seasonally relevant and can include trips to swimming pools, beaches, and other water activities. While at Camp Champion, children have the opportunities to participate in active sports and games, hands-on science activities, water play, creative arts and crafts, and other activities. A number of off-campus field trips occur during the camp, usually on Fridays. All students will participate in our Vacation Bible School that is held on our campus in July.
Camp Champion is a full day summer program from 8:30AM to 3:00PM although extended care hours are available to families that need it from 6:00AM to 6:00PM. Our staff is comprised of adults (18 years or older) who love both the children and the Lord. They have had training and a great amount of experience working with children. Camp Champion is open to all families in the community and not just Grace Brethren families.
Over our longer holiday times throughout the year, we run a camp for working families or if you want your child involved in fun, daily activities. Our holiday camps run over Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter breaks. During these camps students will have daily fun activities both on and off of the school campus. This last year students went to Scooter's Jungle and bowling while having an on campus animal encounter and science experiments just to name a couple of items.