WUSD Extended Day Program
"A Time for Me" is preparing to Reopen August 2021!! ♥
Important Notice: New Email for Registration: WUSD.EDP@washingtonusd.org
Our formal name is the Washington Union School District Extended Day Program, or WUSD EDP for short.
If you are New ~ We are Fondly called "A Time for Me." This name uniquely relates to your child, and you! Like the breeze that blows through the oak trees and wildflowers surrounding our district, this name subtly touches on the importance of time. Our goal is to use our time to support your child's extended school day in effective ways that result in more quality time at home.
To provide safe, healthy and supportive care for your children during their extended school days. Whether it's before and, or, after the school bell rings, each minute is important and focused with professional and conscious planning, healthy snacks, academic support, creative outlets, sportsmanship opportunities and good old fashion outdoor fun!
WUSD EPD provides before and after school childcare for students TK to 8th grade. All services are fee based and only available to children actively enrolled in Toro Park Elementary School, Washington Union School or San Benancio Middle School. In uncertain times or situations, such as we've experienced during the COVID 19 pandemic, temporary changes are required. To insure the healthy and safety of everyone all CDC/CA guidelines for childcare are followed. In or out of a pandemic, safety will always be a number one priority! Please consult the Director for current details about a programs you are interested in.
Programs are designed to meet the needs of each grade level to insure your child's extended days on campus are enjoyable and productive. To do this, our loving, supportive and trained teachers will take time to listen to your child, follow their interest and encourage them with their individual projects. We raise the bar of childcare services by putting some STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) into our planning. Daily preplanned lessons include a blend of unique and creative activities designed to pique children's interest in new or common things that can extend their desire to learn more! Our structure provides the stability children need with the flexibility that allows them to explore and imagine. Homework time and support are built into each day for 1st and up and often times the fun planned projects allow them to delve deeper into ideas and concepts being taught in their classrooms.
Our staff have all studied child development and some have or are working on teaching degrees. Our Childcare Teachers in Charge keep things running smooth with the finesse of air traffic controllers, including planning and implementing daily planned activities. Our Childcare Teachers have the roles of Nutrition Leaders, who make sure healthy daily snacks are provided, Sportsmanship Leaders, who not only keep the balls bouncing, they always provide positive sportsmanship and teamwork coaching and our Creative Leaders who continuously come up with amazing fun and creative ideas to stimulate your child's mind, heart and soul!
All of our staff understand that making friends and having positive social interactions are an important part of your child's development. Besides being trained in CPR and first aid they're alert and ready to model safe, responsible, respectful kind choices and keep inclusion and positive interactions in the forefront between all children and adults. Manners, respect, quiet time, structured time, academic time, book time, do nothing time and giggling silly creative time matter every day! Our job is to structure each day in the best way possible to meet your child's before or after school needs, so your evenings can provide them the best time possible family times.
The A Time for Me (AM) morning program is open between 7:00 and 9:00. Children are released or escorted to meet their school start times or bus schedules. The A Time for Me (PM) after school program opens following their individual school's final bell. All programs close at 6:00. When services are provided on a different campus, bussing will be provided.
We follow the District's published Academic Schedule for school days and bell schedules for each campus. Our services are only available when In-Class learning is provided, not during Distant-learning periods. Hours are extended to meet the needs of minimum and collaborative days.
Registration & Tuition
If you are interested in Registration to enroll your child in a WUSD EDP program, please send an email to TFM Admin & Registration email address WUSD.EDP@washingtonusd.org
Sending this email will time stamped on our wait list and a response email from TFM Admin will follow with "next step" details.
Include the following 7 details for each child in your email:
1) Child's full name. 2) Date of birth. 3) Grade of enrollment in new school year. 4) Contracting parent's name. 5) Best email address. 6) Best phone number. 7) Schedule desired: AM, PM or BOTH. Note: TK and Kindergartners have different afternoon pick up times available, limited to space availability. See our Tuition Schedule for more details and include your preferred time. All spaces are only secured once the registration fee, deposit and signed Parent's Agreement are received.
We use PROCARE, an online cloud based program specially designed for childcare programs. Once you are fully registered a link will be sent where you can answers important questions about your child such as allergies, who's authorized to pick them up and more. This activated account will allow you to view a private page to see what's happening in your child's program, check your account balance and even pay tuition online, if desired.
Tuition and Registration Fee details. A non-refundable $50 per child registration fee is required to activate your account each year. This fee does not secure a position in a program. A deposit of 10% of the Annual Tuition is required to secure space in a desired program along with a signed Parent's Agreement. All programs operate with appropriate teacher to child ratios and enrollments are based on space availability. Registrations are accepted throughout the year as space allows.
For more information on tuition fees please visit the WUSD EDP Tuition & Fees tab listed above, click on the WUSD EDP Annual Tuition Rates, send an email to WUSD.EDP@washingtonusd.org or email questions directly to the Director, Charlene Sturm at email@example.com. In non-pandemic times, we welcome scheduling tours of our facilities with opportunities to meet our staff as well.
Health & Safety
Our top priority is always the safety and wellbeing of your children.
During periods of COVID 19 restriction, operational plans will follow the lead of the school's schedules and program plans will follow the Monterey County Health Office guidance and all CDC/CA guidelines and practices. During disasters, please watch for special notifications and updates on Parent Square. If you have any questions, please email the Director, Charlene Sturm at firstname.lastname@example.org
Communication is Key!
Families are an integral part of our extended day program and your input is valued and always welcome. Ongoing dialogs between you, your child, our staff and management allow us to work collaboratively towards providing the best programs possible. We are honored to be of service in the care and guidance of your children.
Thank you for choosing A Time for Me.
Director, WUSD Extended Day Program
Send inquiries for more information to: WUSD.EDP@washingtonusd.org
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