AFTERCARE PROGRAM / EARLY DROP OFF
The Calgary Waldorf School offers Aftercare to children enrolled in our Preschool and Kindergarten programs and in Grades One to Six. We know it is preferable for children to go home with their parents after their regular classes, but when this is not possible, we believe it is best to provide extended care in an environment consistent with the Waldorf School values and approach to childhood development.
Our staff members have qualifications and training in Early Childhood Development and Education, Waldorf Education and/or Provincially-certified teacher education. The programs are held in the Kinderwing, and the staff work closely with our teaching staff to provide a smooth transition for each child from their regular classes to the Aftercare program.
Both the Early Childhood Aftercare, for Preschool and Kindergarten students, and the Grade School Aftercare, for grades 1 – 6 students, operate each full school day from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm. The Aftercare will not operate on the School’s holidays, organizational days, during parent teacher conversations, professional development days or on days with noon dismissal.
Early Drop Off – beginning at 7:30 a.m.
Early drop off is available for children enrolled in Preschool and Kindergarten programs. This is subject to minimum enrolment.
Early Childhood Children are cared for in the middle classroom of the Kinderwing. Children are gathered from their classrooms by the Aftercare staff. Their daily routine includes a late afternoon snack (provided by the program), free-play indoors and/or outdoor play time. More detailed information is provided at the beginning of the school year.
Grade School Children are met by the Aftercare staff member in the boot room at 3:00 pm and after a period of outdoor play they go to the East Classroom in the Kinderwing for a snack (provided by the program), followed by time for indoor play, games, reading or homework until picked up by their parent.
Parents must submit a completed Registration Form and Pre-authorized Payment Form before their child joins the Aftercare programs. This includes Occasional-use children. Please note that children must be fully toilet trained.