Extended Play

All types of learning takes place in Extended Play, but the primary focus of the program is to facilitate the social emotional development of the children. During Extended Play the children practice communicating their needs and being respectful of others' needs. They enjoy additional playtime with peers in our preschool classroom, storytime, arts and crafts and outdoor play on our play equipment.  

Afternoon Care, or Extended Play, is offered by the hour Monday through Friday with the following options: 12:00 to 1:00, 12:00 to 2:00, or 12:00 to 3:00 Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons, and 12:00 to 1:00 or 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. As well, we offer an Extended Play package tailored for our Dragonfly students, from 2:00 until 3:00 p.m. on Monday  and Wednesday, and from 12:00 until 3:00 p.m. Fridays. Our registration dates for these programs coincide with our two semesters:

  • 1st Semester: September 11 to December 15, 2017, and
  • 2nd Semester: January 3 to June 7, 2018.

Children are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. We ask that when you sign up for Extended Play, you do so for a full semester and have your child attend on the same day(s) each week.

To Register for Extended Play, please download this form and return to the Preschool Office.

Extended Play Program Fees 1st semester (September 11, 2017 - December 15, 2017)

 One Hour (12:00 - 1:00)
 Two Hours (12:00 - 2:00)
Three Hours (2:00 - 3:00)

 2 days a week $425.00
 2 days a week $850.00
2 days a week $1,275.00

 3 days a week $561.00
 3 days a week $1,122.00
3 days a week $1,683.00

 5 days a week $986.00
 5 days a week $1,972.00

5 days a week $2,958.00

2nd semester 
(January 3, 2018 - June 7, 2018)

 One Hour (12:00 - 1:00)
 Two Hours (12:00 - 2:00)
Three Hours (2:00 - 3:00)

 2 days a week $731.00
 2 days a week $1,462.00
2 days a week $2,193.00

 3 days a week $918.00
 3 days a week $1,836.00
3 days a week $2,754.00

 5 days a week $1,649.00
 5 days a week $3,298.00
5 days a week $4,947.00

Dragonfly Package
Monday, Wednesday: 1 hour (2:00-3:00)
Friday 3 hours (12:00-3:00)
Fall:          $1,224.00
Spring:      $2,159.00 

Drop-In Rate:

We welcome students to drop-in to Extended Play as needed if space is available on the desired date of service.  We can accept a maximum of 15 children each day, and will include drop-in students on a first-come, first-served basis. 
  • The drop-in rate for Extended Play is $20 per hour.

Drop-In Procedure for Extended Play:

  1. Complete a request form, which can be found in the box next to the Director’s door. Please make requests in advance. 
  2. Attach payment of $20 per hour of extended play for date(s) requested, or indicate to receive an invoice at the end of the month.  
  3. Drop-ins may be accepted with advance notice, space permitting.  

Important Note:
There will be no Extended Play on conference/holiday days, staff meeting days or on the days before Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break and the last day of school.

Early Morning Care:
In addition to our afternoon Extended Play program, the Preschool offers Early Morning Care. Please click here for more information about Early Morning Care.

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The Community Preschool of the Palisades 5200 Cathedral Avenue, NW - Washington, DC 20016 Phone: (202) 364-8424