Extended Care

Ventana School offers early care and after care from 8 AM to 6 PM, for children 3 years and up, on the days when school is in session.

Early Care:   

Preschoolers can be dropped off starting at 8.00 AM in Shires Library for early care. This is provided free of charge. The early care teachers will walk the children down to their respective classrooms.

Elementary students have the option to sign up for Advanced Spanish that is offered on TTh for students in grades K-2 and MWF for students in grades 3-5. This class is offered free of charge.  The timings are 8 AM to 8.30 AM.

After Care:

Preschool - The program includes enrichment experiences, free exploration in the classroom and outside play time.  Enrichment is offered by the extended care staff. Examples of the optional enrichment experiences are: Modern and Cultural Dance, Cooking, Experimenting with Science, and Fun with Gardening. For those children not interested in the enrichment activities, alternate play activities will be made available.

Overview of the program:

  • Children are picked up from their respective classrooms at 12.35 PM and spend some time on the playground before they are escorted up to the rest area for a nap or rest time at 1 PM

  • Enrichment classes are from 2.00 - 2.45 PM

  • Snack is served at 2.50 PM

  • Open Exploration/Outside play time 3.00 PM till pick up

Enrichment for Fall 2018 (included with extended care pricing)

Monday - Community Leadership with Teacher Wendy B.

Tuesday - Cooking with Teacher Wendy H.

Wednesday - Modern/Cultural Dance with Teacher Paula

Thursday - Science Lab with Teacher Wendy B. 

Friday - Intentional Art with Teacher Paula

Elementary - Students have the option to either sign up for Enrichment Classes or go to extended care. They also have the option of going to extended care when they are done with Enrichment. Some of the Enrichment offerings include Chess, Coding, Choir and Self-Defense. There is an additional fee for Enrichment Classes. Each session usually lasts 12 weeks. Sign-up and fee information will be sent to parents at the appropriate time. The information will also be available on the Extended Care page on the Parent Portal.   

Overview of the program:

  • Students are escorted or go to the Extended Care Room at 3.05 PM

  • Snack is served at 3.05 PM

  • Pick up for Enrichment students is at 4.30 PM

  • Remaining students will have Open Exploration/Outside Play Time from 4.30 PM until pick up

Enrichment for Fall 2018:  Classes will run from Sept 24th to Dec 21st (separate fee and registration required)  

Monday - Self-defense - 11 classes

Tuesday - Playground Fitness - 12 classes

Wednesday - Choir - 12 classes

Thursday - Ukulele and Coding - 11 classes

Friday - Chess - 11 classes

No classes on Minimum Days and Professional Development Days.

Extended Care Prices

Extended Care is charged hourly. The hourly rate is $12. Students who are in extended care for more than 40 hours a month, will get a discounted rate of $10 per hour. The parents will receive an invoice each month with the extended care charges incurred for that month. A late pick-up fee of $1 a minute will be tacked on to any late pickups after 6 PM. Payment options include paying on Smart Tuition, making a credit card payment or dropping off a check in the office.

Signing-up for Extended Care

The school office has to be notified if your child requires Extended Care. You can either call the school office at 650-948-2121 or email at office@ventanaschool.org to sign up. We request that you give us advance notice and give us an estimated pick up time. If you are requesting care on the day that you require it, we ask that the request be made before 12.00 PM for preschoolers and 2.00 PM for elementary students. This gives the teachers an opportunity to inform the child/children in order to make the transition easier and support organization for the extended care attendance process. For late notifications, an extra charge of $15 will be added to the first hour’s rate.