We understand that our diverse community has different needs for before- and after-school care. Through our active Enrichment Program and/or "Extended Day" options we offer a comprehensive set of after-care activities to meet the needs of both parents and children. Please call the school office at 650-948-2121 and ask to speak to Wendy, our Extended Day Director, for more information about times and costs for this service. PLEASE NOTE: Extended Day and Enrichment sessions are NOT available for children in the two-year old class. Download a SUMMARY OF EXTENDED DAY PROGRAMMING
Ventana School provides Enrichment Sessions that enhance students' physical, social, artistic, and cultural development. Our enrichment program is designed to meet the needs of a wide variety of interests, age ranges, and physical abilities. During any given year, these after-school classes might include choir, piano, science, STEM/coding, Mandarin, Spanish, soccer, martial arts, baking, and other creative enterprises. There are three 12-week sessions this school year, and announcements are made and sign-ups take place well before the start of each session. The Extended Day program administrator contracts with thoroughly-vetted providers who bring unique offerings to our children. Costs for these Enrichment Sessions vary with each contracted vendor. Please call the school office at 650-948-2121 and ask to speak to our Extended Day Director for more information about times and costs for this service.
Extended Day Care
Extended Care (a.k.a. "Stay and Play") is a routine after school program that provides time for free and open-ended play under the close supervision of childcare professionals. Preschoolers are invited to join Extended Care after lunch at about 12:30 PM. These preschoolers participate in a mandatory quiet/rest time from 12:45 - 1:30 PM and are then provided with an afternoon snack and supervised play. Elementary students join the Extended Care group at dismissal, 3:00 PM. They are provided with an afternoon snack and supervised play until parents arrive. Extended Care hours are from 12:30PM (for preschool children) or 3:00 PM (for elementary students) until 6:00 PM. Parents can use the service all five days or on some other "bundled" basis. Parents sign in/out daily. There is an additional charge for late (after 6PM) pick up. Please call the school office at 650-948-2121 and ask to speak to our Extended Day Director for more information about times and costs for this service.
As-Needed or "Drop-In" Care
Although Ventana encourages parents to sign up for our Enrichment Sessions or Extended Care in advance, we recognize that from time to time parents may need to schedule last minute care for their children. Because it is important that we provide adequate staff to manage our after school groups, we make these programs available to children on an 'as needed' basis ONLY if there is space available. Fees remain same as for our other programs if, and only if, the reservation is made 24-hours in advance. Reservations for after care made with less than a 24-hour notice will be considered "drop-in" and will incur a more substantial fee. Program hours remain the same.