Extended Day Program
We consider our Extended Day Program to be a very important service offered to the parents and students of the Episcopal Day School. Our mission is to provide early morning and after school Day Care for the students of the Episcopal Day School in a secure, nurturing, interactive environment where emphasis is placed on instilling in each child a love of learning and a respect for himself/herself and others.
Our philosophy parallels the purpose and philosophy of the School. The Extended Day staff recognizes our role in reinforcing the values by which we hope our students will live: respect for others regardless of their differences, responsibility, honesty, integrity, and compassion. We do this by providing a safe and nurturing environment, through Christian guidance, and through modeling positive acceptance and interaction with peers and adults. We furnish the students with the opportunity to develop these values through a myriad of activities including collaborative play, individual exploration of learning materials, creative art projects, story time, etc.
Our Extended Day Program has been licensed by the Texas Department of Human Services since 1987. We are regulated by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and are required to meet all state standards and guidelines for day care centers. All Extended Day personnel are required to meet state mandated requirements. A part of these requirements includes attending 15 + hours of seminars a year.
This does not include the First Aid and Adult and Child CPR training that they must attend annually. Techniques and strategies learned at these seminars provide the staff with opportunities to periodically adjust the Extended Care Program and to expand or alter their roles, all of which enhances our effectiveness with the students. This includes daily lesson plans prepared in advance. The Extended Care Staff and the Administration make all decisions concerning the program under the following conditions: they are made collaboratively, they are in the best interest of the students, and they are based on research and/or good practice. Our beliefs, assumptions, and decisions are in constant review and discussion. We meet frequently to review concerns, strategies, progress, etc. We also deliberate on how to maintain and improve our existing physical facilities and Day Care resources in order to assure that our students are in a safe and secure environment. The door is always open for parents to visit Day Care and participate in our activities.
To be eligible for the EDS Day Care Program, a child must first be enrolled as astudent at the Episcopal Day School. Both parents and children must agree to abide by the guidelines and policies of the program.
The EDS Enrollment Form must be completed and turned in along with the Application of Admission to comply with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. Please read the EDS Day Care Program Handbook located within the EDS Parent/Student Handbook.
DAY CARE SCHEDULE
Morning Day Care begins at 7:00 AM daily and ends at 7:50 AM
After School Day Care for (5K – 6 th grade) begins at 3:25 PM and ends at 5:30 PM daily.
*The Extended Day Preschool Program offers lunch, nap, snack, continued lessons and activities.
2K Day Care begins at 11:45 AM - 5:30 PM
3K Day Care begins at 11:45 AM - 5:30 PM
4K Day Care begins at 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Day Care will be closed for the same holidays observed by the school.