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Villa's Extended Day Program (EDP) offers a warm and inviting space, a friendly and professional staff, and a schedule that supports student success in school – academically, socially, and physically. Each day, we strive to provide a balance between individual and group activities, quiet study time, and recreational opportunities. In addition to before and after school care, EDP offers enrichment classes, clubs, and performing arts opportunities. EDP is licensed by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services.

Please select your grade level to see available options:

  • P3 FRIDAYS


    Students in P3 have the option of attending class on Fridays 8:30-11:30am in addition to the regular Tuesday thru Thursday classes. The format for Fridays is similar to the other days with entry activities, circle time, story, play, center time, and perhaps, time in an enrichment area. All regular P3 staff members are present on Fridays and there is no maximum enrollment.

  • P4 Extended Care

    Hours: 1:30 - 3 pm (2:15 pm end time on Wednesdays)

    EDP for P4 students will include outdoor play, group activities, and individual playtime.
    Enrollment in Preschool  EDP is limited due to licensing restrictions. Priority will be given to those who sign up for multiple days. Registration is required, no Drop-ins can be accepted.
    Preschool extended care is not available in the morning.
    If you sign up for more than one day a week, the additional days are discounted to $10 per day.  

    P4 Enrichment Classes/Programs

    The P4 Enrichment program is available for interested families from 11:30am until 1:30pm each day. Available Monday thru Friday, 11:30am - 1:30pm, P4 Enrichment is an opportunity for your child to play, interact, and explore with their friends beyond the regular P4 scheduled day. Included in this two hour block each day is supervised outdoor play, time for lunch, and an hour of focused enrichment fun. Each day has a different theme and activities, as listed below.Individual Day Registration
    Fine Arts Exploration
    Each we week will explore visual art, drama, music or creative movement. For example, we might learn about a famous artist then create paintings in a similar style, or we might turn a favorite story into a play. During music and creative movement sessions we will sing, make music, and move – working on coordination, dexterity, balance, and musicality.

    Science Club
    We will encourage curiosity, hone observation skills and learn about the scientific process through fun experiments. Through each experiment we will practice making predictions, performing experiments, recording our observations, drawing conclusions, and making Science connections to everyday life especially through work in our Preschool Garden.

    Book Club
    We will explore in-depth many award-winning children’s picture books through reading, discussion, and dramatic re-enactment. We will then create individual and group stories, books, and poems based on the stories that we explored.

    Game Day
    Come and play with us! Games are not only fun; they can be rich learning opportunities. Games can help kids master new skills and concepts, such as: number and shape recognition, grouping, and counting, letter recognition and reading, visual perception and color recognition, eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity. We will participate in games of all types: board games, on the SmartBoard and outdoors.

    Seasons of Preschool
    On Fridays, we will join forces with the P5 class and their talented teachers. Small groups of students will rotate though four related activities over the course of four weeks, one with each of the P4 and P5 teachers. Friday activities will be theme based appropriate to the season, multi-sensory, and provide a fun learning opportunity to get to know our P5 friends in a setting with the luxury of low teacher to student ratios.

    For example, our first Fall theme will be centered around sunflowers. One group will participate in an art project on sunflowers, another will engage in a creative movement unit around growing and the garden, a third group will visit the Preschool garden and the “big kid” Garden Learning Center to admire and closely observe the sunflowers, and the fourth group would engage in fun sunflower seed math (sorting, counting, patterns).

    Questions?
    If you need more information about the Enrichment program, feel free to contact Jennifer Holloway or Jody Elsner. If you have a registration question, please contact Norma Jenner.

  • P5 Extended Care

    Hours: 1:30 - 3 pm (2:15 pm end time on Wednesdays)

    EDP for P5 students will include outdoor play, group activities, and individual playtime.
    Enrollment in Preschool  EDP is limited due to licensing restrictions. Priority will be given to those who sign up for multiple days. Registration is required, no Drop-ins can be accepted.
    Preschool extended care is not available in the morning.

    If you sign up for more than one day a week, the additional days are discounted to $10 per day.

  • K-8 Extended Care

    Morning Hours: 7 - 8:05 am
    Afternoon Hours: 3 - 6 pm (2:15 pm start time on Wednesdays)

    K-8 students may take advantage of these programs on either a regularly scheduled or drop-in basis.
    If you sign up for more than one day a week, the additional days are discounted.

     

    K-8 Enrichment Classes/Programs


    K-5 Mad Science Mondays
    Welcome to the Mad Science After School Program where you will learn that smell, sight, taste, touch and sound are all senses of adventure. What does science taste like - Salty? Sour? Bitter? Sweet? Inflate a balloon using nothing but warm water. Make sound effects with everyday objects. Build your own Newton's Color Wheel. Learn about static electricity, lightning and conductivity. Transform two regular liquids into an oozing batch of your very own slime! All of this, and much, much more. Every class also builds awesome take-homes to share the Mad Science experience with family and friends! Our program is a unique and innovative way to continue the learning process after school and your child will have so much fun it is hard to believe that they are actually learning at the same time.

    Middle School Speech Team
    Speech Team is a phenomenal growth experience for any middle schooler and a fun time for all. Our goals are to make sure the student feels comfortable speaking in front of a group, learn to speak with confidence, and prepare written and memorized speeches. Students compete in various public speaking events such as persuasive speaking, impromptu speaking, interpretation of literature, and editorial commentary. Practices are on Mondays from 3:20 pm to 4:20 pm. Tournaments are held on Saturdays. Bishop Blanchett, Saturday, December 13th 8am to 5pm. Seattle Prep January 17, 2015, 8am to 6:30 pm. Eastside Catholic mid-February TBD, 8am to 5pm. Beginners are welcome!

    Tabletop Games Club
    Join Ben Draper for Tabletop Games Club. It meets once a week to play a wide variety of board and card games. Through play, students develop math skills, social skills, peer relationships, community building, and FUN! We have a large selection of games to choose from, but students are welcome to bring their favorite games from home.

    Concert Band
    Concert Band rehearses Monday, Wednesday, Friday before school from 7:30am-8:15am in the Music Annex and is for middle schoolers and those students with at least one year of previous musical experience. Emphasis is on fundamentals, performance, and a rounded repertoire. Students must have their own instrument.

    Chess Club
    Brand new, developing and experienced chess players will receive age and experience-appropriate instruction in a warm and supportive team environment. Chess4Life focuses on positively encouraging students at all levels, developing sportsmanship and 'team play', and providing the opportunities that students need in order to achieve success in chess.

    Beginning Band
    Beginning Band rehearses before school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30am-8:15am in the Music Annex. Beginning Band is open to 4th & 5th Grades, and is for students learning a musical instrument for the first time. Emphasis is on fundamentals, performance, and a rounded repertoire. Students must have their own instrument.

    Explore Art
    Let's build artistic confidence! In this class students learn fundamental drawing and painting concepts as they build confidence in their skills and their ability to make their own artistic decisions. Children are encouraged to develop their skills through exploration with markers, pastels, watercolors, acrylics, chalk, glitter and more. Students will draw fun and familiar subjects like animals, landscapes, people, master artworks and vehicles.

    K-2 Drama: Aristocrats Kids
    What's a cat to do? In Disney's THE ARISTOCATS KIDS, Madame's jealous butler Edgar cat-naps Duchess and her Aristokittens and abandons them in the Parisian countryside. Luckily, Thomas O'Malley and his rag-tag bunch of alley cats come to their rescue! The show, based on the Disney film, features plenty of exuberant group numbers. Taught by Shea Salyer, & Jean Johnson, this introductory musical drama class is a fun and exciting way for young children to discover the joys of theater, as we focus on all the fundamentals of drama and creative play through hands on theater games and exercises. Students will work on movement, listening skills, speech skills, character development, storytelling, choreography, and teamwork as they create, design and perform Aristocats (kids version) for family and friends after the last class Thursday, January 22nd, 2015.

    Middle School Green Team
    The Green Team is a student-driven after-school club that will explore issues of environmental stewardship, sustainability, and conservation such as food waste composting, recycling, energy use, and air quality. This student team will participate in hands-on environmental science projects that will include conducting research, gathering data, and analyzing and sharing results. Participants will receive community service based on attendance. This class meets every other week beginning September 26.

    Villa Times Newspaper (Grades 3-8)
    Join the Villa Times newspaper staff and help publish Villa Academy's only school newspaper. Led by Marta Franzen, you will learn how to plan and organize issues; write news and feature stories; illustrate and edit stories; and publish and sell a newspaper. Middle school students will have opportunities for leadership by helping younger reporters with writing, typing and editing, as well as managing newspaper content and design.

    Contact Information
    For more information, please contact the EDP Director at (206) 524-7009 or by e-mail at edp@thevilla.org.