Alabama Waldorf School's Extended Care program is available to enrolled preschool and grades students. To meet the needs of our busy parents, we provide a comfortable and wholesome environment for students from 7:15 am - 5:30 pm.
For the preschool, which includes nursery and kindergarten, AWS offers an Early Afternoon Extended Care from 12:30 pm to 3 pm. During this time, the children nap or rest, depending on their needs.
AWS also offers a Late Afternoon Extended Care option for preschool age children and elementary students that runs from 3 pm - 5:30 pm. Both programs include outside free play, weather permitting, and time for a healthy snack. The preschool students then enjoy more outside play, reading, or inside games until their parents arrive. The grades students have a quiet time, which provides the older children an opportunity to focus on any take-home assignments they may have.
AWS also offers an Early Morning Extended Care program for all ages. This program begins at 7:15 am and transitions smoothly into the students' core program, which begins at 8:15 am.
Both parents and children benefit from AWS's extended care programs. The programs provide a comfortable environment and consistent rhythm for your child's early mornings and late afternoons. This program also ensures ample opportunity for social interaction and a healthy alternative to after-school TV viewing, competitive sports, and video gaming.
AWS offers the extended care program on a contractual basis or a "drop-in" basis. However, availability may be limited on any given day, especially Wednesdays when the full Faculty and Staff meet. Extended Care information costs for the current school year can be found on our tuition rates chart.
Fill out an Extended Care Contract online, or stop by the office to pick up a registration form. Please call 205-592-0541 with any questions.
We offer various Extended Care Clubs for Grades students. See the club page for more information about current offerings.