Extended Care

Our extended care program offers parents options for busy lives.  You only pay for the time your child uses to the minute, no minimum!


Early Care

Early care begins at 7:30 and extends to 9:00 for preschool children or approximately 8:20 when the Joel School bus arrives.  Morning activities may include free play time, arts or crafts, breakfast, and/ or outdoor lawn games weather permitting. 

After Care

After care begins at 3:00 for Red Barn attendees and approximately 3:40 when the Joel School bus arrives.  Children getting off the bus are offered a snack and then transition to the playground.  Children need this time to move as their time to free play in school is limited.  On poor weather days our Big Barn is open for business.  There are games, LEGOs, building blocks, bowling, books, art materials, a gym mat for BIG moves and other activities to choose from during their time with us.

Joel School 1/2 days

For the professional development early dismissal days at Joel School we offer care similar to the after care program.  Children typically arrive around 12:40 and head to the Big Barn where special activities are planned.  The children are given time to finish their lunches and then head outside to play. Typically we have an age-appropriate art project planned or perhaps a cooking activity (muffins, pancakes, granola, grilled cheese) which the children use as their snack in the afternoon.  Lawn games on the front lawn, extensive playground time and hikes on the trails may all be part of your child's afternoon.