Welcome to Extended Day
The Atlanta Speech School provides Extended Day programs for students in preschool to 6th grade. The goal of the Extended Day Program is to provide a safe, fun and caring community that offers engaging activities, both directed and independent-play, for our students. Operating as an extension of the school day, the program exists to develop the whole child through recreational activities in a language-rich and nurturing environment.
Preschool (2s, 3s, 4s and Stepping Stones and Kenan Kindergarten)
Morning care is available Monday-Friday beginning at 7:30 am to 8:20 am for Atlanta Speech School 2-, 3-, and 4-year old preschool students. Preschool children are welcome to join us in the Library Reading Room for story time and supervised play. Registration is required for preschool early morning care.
Wardlaw Early Arrival
Morning care is available Monday-Friday beginning at 7:15 am until 8:05 am when school begins for Atlanta Speech School students in K-6th grade. Beginning at 7:45 am, students are able to participate in morning supervised outdoor play and/or supervised indoor games and activities.
Preschool Afternoon Enrichment operates Monday-Friday until 6:00 pm. Preschool students participate in a lunch period, rest, enrichment classes, outdoor play, snack, and center activities. Enrichment classes are offered from 3:00-4:00 each day and include favorites such as Music, Gymnastics, Cooking, Play Ball, Spanish, Art and Dance Class. Parents may pick up children at 4:00 or 6:00.
K-6th Afternoon Enrichment Program
Afternoon Enrichment for K-6 grade students operates Monday-Friday until 6:00 pm. Students enjoy snack time with friends, participate in a variety of enrichment classes, and go outdoors for supervised games and activities. Popular afternoon classes include Soccer, Basketball, Table Tennis, Girl Power, Chess Club, Abrakadoodle Art, Indoor-Outdoor Games, Piano, and Acting Class.
Homework Lab for Grade 3-6
Homework Lab is offered Monday-Thursday from 2:45 to 4:00 for Wardlaw students grades 3-6. Homework Lab provides students an opportunity to practice and reinforce skills they are learning in the classroom under the supervision and support of a teacher. Registration is required.
Registration materials and course descriptions are sent to all families prior to the start of a new session. Tuition varies according to the number of days students are enrolled in the program.
Afterschool programs support social, emotional, cognitive, and academic development in children. They promote physical health and provide a safe and supportive environment. It is a great way for children to make new friends and to build confidence in new skills. Since both programs operate until 6:00 pm, this is a huge support for working parents. In fact, many children do not want to leave the program when their parents come for pick up!
– Lola Stringer