CHILDCARE CENTER INFORMATION
Ages 15 months - Four Years
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Extended Day Program offers a select, quality childcare option to school district/town employees and the community (pending space availability). Children attending must be at least 15 months old by August 31 of a given school year and may attend until they are ready to begin kindergarten. The program has its own room, specifically designed for the Center, in the Millis Extended Day Program modular building adjacent to the Clyde F. Brown School.
The Childcare Center is designed to provide either full day childcare or wrap-around care for students who also attend the Integrated Preschool or the Extended Day Pre-K/Kindergarten. Children have the option of attending varying hours during the time period of 7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and a minimum commitment of two days per week is required. The Childcare Center is in operation according to the school calendar and is closed during school vacation weeks and the summer.
Goals for the Millis Extended Day Program Childcare Center
We are a language based program where children learn through play! The goals we aspire to for the upcoming year are:
To encourage students to:
socialize in a positive manner
learn self-help skills
participate in circle time activities through language and listening
increase vocabulary and communication skills
develop gross and fine motor skills
begin an understanding of number sense
recognize shapes and colors
develop pre-reading/pre-writing skills
learn about cultural diversity
Daily Schedule for the Millis Extended Day Program Childcare Center
Arrival, breakfast (provided by parent), open-ended art activities
Departure to Integrated Preschool or Mrs. McCarter’s Pre-K/Kindergarten class
Circle time, daily lesson, story, theme-based discoveries, and sharing time
Prepare for outside play
Playground time and/or nature walk
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Hand washing, arrival of morning preschoolers, lunch, and afternoon circle/music time
Departure of afternoon preschoolers and clean up time
Naptime or quiet activities using arts and crafts supplies, puzzles, Playdough, lacing beads, books, scissors, manipulatives, markers, crayons or chalk
Wake-up, snack (provided by parent), and arrival of afternoon preschoolers and Mrs. McCarter’s students
Clean-up, prepare for departure, free choice activity or outdoor play