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Extended Care

Every family has its own schedule, and MCHD offers Before School Care for early risers and a variety of After School days and pick-up times. We also offer drop-in care for occasional needs. Children enjoy a home-like, electronics-free environment with both indoor and outdoor play time.
 
The mission of MCHD’s Extended Care Programs is to enrich the lives of children beyond the classroom through safe and supportive Montessori-inspired environments.
 

Before School Care

For the 2017-18 school year, children ages 18 months through 12 years can enroll in Before School Care, offering supervision as early as 7:45 am. Children enjoy free play until they are dismissed to go to their classroom. On rainy or very cold days, students will play inside in one of the classrooms.  Care is provided on the Toddler playground or classroom for children enrolled in a Toddler class and on the Early Childhood playground or one of the Early Childhood classrooms for all other children.
 
For those families not enrolled as daily participants in Before School Care, drop-in care is available for the occasional day when you need to arrive before the normal starting time, as space permits. Advance notice is required for Toddlers only.
 
The cost of Before School Care enrollment is $690/year, payable over 10 months. For occasional drop-in care, the fee is $5.00/day.
 

After School Care

MCHD is pleased to offer quality After-School care to our families for children ages 3-12. (For information about care after noon for Toddlers, please explore our Toddler page.)  In this home-like, electronics-free environment, students enjoy indoor and outdoor play time, and an opportunity to practice the social aspects of their Montessori education in after-school time.
 

The program includes lunch and snack times, play, quiet rest, and creative activities in different rooms. We have space for special enrichment classes, as well as a quiet place for older students to read and engage in extended projects. With a full kitchen and beautiful dedicated playground, going to After School continues to be very popular among all ages.

There are a variety of after-school days and pick-up times to choose from in order to fit your family’s schedule. Drop-In Care is available for occasional needs as space permits. MCHD also offers No-School Camp on Teacher Workdays, Parent-Teacher conference days, Orientation Week, and Spring break.

MCHD is pleased to offer all students Early Childhood age and older After School Care until 6:00pm.

For information about our All-Day Toddler program offering care until 5:30pm, please explore our Toddler page.

Fees for After School Care range from $960-$4200 annually, depending on number of hours per day and number of days per week.  For specific fee information, please contact us at 919.489.9045 or email Griet@mchdurham.org.

Drop In Care

For times of unforeseen childcare needs or on an occasional basis, any MCHD student age 3-12 may use Drop-In Care in the after-school program, space permitting. Drop-In Care must be scheduled at least 15 minutes in advance. There is a one hour minimum, and after one hour, care is billed in 15 minute increments.

Special package rates for Drop-In Care are available for Enrichment students not enrolled in the after-school program. This option provides an escort from MCHD to After School at the end of the school day and care before and/or after the Enrichment class.

Drop In Care is also available before school for any MCHD student space permitting, beginning at 7:45 a.m. See "Drop In Care" above for more information.

 

No-School Camp

No-School camp is offered to all MCHD students (except Toddlers) on most Teacher Workdays, Parent-Teacher Conference days, and Spring Break.  Fees for No-School Camps are not included with tuition; parents must register separately for care on these days.  No drop-in care is available on these days.  Register online at your convenience.