Dear Parents,

Happy new year! We hope your 2019 is off to a terrific start.

Beginning the last week of January, Extended Care will be offering some new programs - and returning favorites - that we hope you will love. 

Browse the offerings for Spring 2019 in the list below, and click on the links to print out the necessary forms. Completed forms directed to the attention of Extended Care can be delivered either by backpack or through the main office. Links to all forms will be available on the website and through the Goshen Weekly.  

PLEASE NOTE: We ask that parents make every effort to reserve time in Extended Care with as much advance notice as possible - this helps the staff plan accordingly! As always, you can add, drop, or change a reservation with a quick email to me at extendedcare@goshenfriends.org , or call Extended Care directly at 610-696-8937. Feel free to leave a message - I'll return your call promptly!

Thanks - we look forward to seeing your  child  in Extended Care!

In friendship,
Tr. Patrice Brown
Extended Care Manager

GENERAL CARE

Extended Care provides morning care (8 to 8:45 a.m.),  Lunch Bunch (12 to 1:30 p.m.), and  afternoon care (1:30 to at least 4 p.m. ) . The cost is $11 an hour, $16.50 for Lunch Bunch.

If you haven't yet taken advantage of general care, please complete the General Care form . You can add, drop, or change your reservation at any time by contacting Extended Care at the number or email address listed above.

BREAKFAST CLUB

Breakfast Club is back for 2019! Bring your child into Extended Care any day between 8 and 8:30 a.m. and he or she will receive a light, complimentary breakfast of yogurt, cereal, and fruit. The children will then ease into the day with play time at 8:30 a.m.

Regular Extended Care rates apply. If you are new to Breakfast Club this spring, please complete the General Care form to reserve a spot in the Breakfast Club for your child.

BEAD IT MONDAYS & 
MARCH MADNESS MONDAYS

These special programs will be held Monday afternoons starting on January 28 and ending on March 25:
  • Bead It Mondays will be offered  January 28, February 4, February 11, and February 25 from 12 noon to 3 p.m. Children will make take-home crafts using all kinds o f beads, which develops counting, sorting, and fine motor skills while engaging students' artistic and creative interests.
  • March Madness Mondays will be held on March 4, March 11, March 18, and March 25. Shoot hoops with your friends and get into the spirit of March Madness!  
Regular Extended Care and Lunch Bunch rates apply to these programs. To  participate , please complete the General Care form to reserve a spot for your child. (PLEASE NOTE: Children are welcome to attend only Lunch Bunch on these days.)

CHICKEN TENDER TUESDAY, JANUARY 29

This special one-time Lunch Bunch is being offered on Tuesday, January 29. Lunch will include chicken tenders, fries, fresh fruit, and a dessert. Cost is $21.50.  Depending on interest, Chicken Tender Tuesday may continue through the  spring.  To sign up, please call Patrice Brown at 610-696-8937 or email  extendedcare@goshenfriends.org

PIZZA PIE DAY

Pizza Pie Day returns every Wednesday from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. Enjoy a plain slice or two accompanied by a beverage, fresh fruit, and dessert. Cost is $21.50. Complete the Pizza Pie Day form  or contact Patrice Brown to reserve your child's spot.

PLEASE NOTE: Children are welcome to bring their own lunch on Pizza Pie Days! In that case, parents will be billed the regular Lunch Bunch rate of $16.50.


ART APPRECIATION & THE MODERN MASTERS

This special program returns in February on Thursdays and Fridays from 12 to 3 p.m.

Children will be introduced to artists such as Jim Dine, Kandinsky, Klee, and others and will produce a piece depicting the artist's style. We will examine examples of fine art paintings and play games like I Spy, inspired by The Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Be sure to dress your Preschoolers in play clothes you don't mind getting messy! Cost is $38 (regular hourly rate for three hours, plus $5 for art supplies). Complete the Art Appreciation form to reserve your child's spot.

PLEASE NOTE: Children who attend Extended Care are not required to participate! Families will not be billed the additional $5 if children do not make an art project, even if they signed up for this special program in advance.

SPRING CRAFT DAYS

Spring Craft Days will be held on Thursdays and Fridays from 12 to 3 p.m., starting on March 8 and ending on April 12.

Participants will create different crafts each week based on the season. Children are sure to come home with something special using a wide variety of materials! Dress your Preschoolers in play clothes you don't mind getting messy. Cost is $38 (regular hourly rate for three hours, plus $5 for crafting supplies). Complete the Spring Craft Days form   to reserve your child's spot. 

PLEASE NOTE: Children who attend Extended Care are not required to make a craft! Families will not be billed the additional $5 if children do not make a craft, even if they signed up in advance to make the craft.

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We hope to see your child in Extended Care!  Please contact Patrice Brown at the phone number or email address above with questions.

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