EDP at DCD

DCD's Extended Day Program (EDP) provides a safe, friendly and nurturing environment for students beyond the regular school day. Children can participate in a wide range of projects and activities in a fun, creative and relaxed environment. DCD "EDPers" are artists, sports stars, horticulturalists, builders, actors, musicians, explorers, scientists, chefs and best of friends!

Pre-Kindergarten Afternoon

The Pre-K EDP runs from 12noon to 6pm Monday through Friday and 12:30pm - 5:30pm on Fridays.

Pre-Kindergarten students have the option to participate in EDP until 3pm at NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE.

Every day begins with lunch followed by free play in our choice filled EDP space, outside time, story or quiet time, a craft or activity of the day, and a healthy snack just before 3pm.

Pre-K students are required to bring a ready-to-eat lunch every day that they participate in EDP. Milk is provided. For allergy reasons, no nut products are allowed.

Kindergarten - Grade 5 Afternoon

Kindergarten through 5th Grade students join EDP at 3pm Monday through Thursday. After enjoying a snack together, students may participate in outdoor play and seasonal sports and a variety of both structured and unstructured indoor activities.

On Fridays, EDP begins at the DCD’s 12:30pm dismissal time. All students staying for Extended Day must bring a nut-Free lunch. Milk is provided.

For allergy reasons, no nut products are allowed.

Students needing to complete homework are provided a quiet study space where they can focus on their school work. Children are encouraged to take advantage of the special weekly enrichment programs that we offer.

EDP for Middle School

The Middle Schoolers join EDP at 4:30pm Monday through Thursday and Fridays at 12:30pm. After enjoying a snack, students may participate in outdoor play and seasonal sports and a variety of both structured and unstructured indoor activities. The majority of students will have homework to complete and are provided a quiet study space where they can focus on their school work.

On Fridays, EDP begins at the DCD’s 12:30pm dismissal time. All students staying for Extended Day must bring a nut-Free lunch. Milk is provided. For allergy reasons, no nut products are allowed. 

Many times EDP is used as a safe place for the Middle School athletes who need a place to wait for their pick-ups on game days. Much of the time this is only for a few minutes and families are never charged for time amounting to 30 minutes or less.

FAQs

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • How do I contact EDP when my schedule changes?

    Please email the Director, tnash@dcds.net. You can also get a message to EDP staffers by way of the main office, 781-329-0850.

    Please be aware: your child is safe with us and will be attended at all times. If you can't contact us directly for any reason to tell us you will be picking up late or have a change in pick-up personnel be assured your child is in good hands.
  • How does carpool and pick-up work?

    Pick-up for EDP students is right in front of Huntington House by the swimming pool. Please pull in front and come in to collect your child. Most times your child will be involved with an activity when you arrive so please be conscious of the fact that there may be transitional time necessary before he/she is ready to leave.

    EDP provides supervision for any students who are not picked up during regular pick-up times. All students, including Middle Schoolers, must attend late afternoon supervision at EDP if they are not being picked up at the normal dismissal time. Parents must pick up their children by 6pm Monday through Thursday and Fridays by 5:30pm.

    Please be considerate of the staff and allow enough time to meet the pick-up deadline.
  • What happens at lunch?

    Lunch is a great time for students to visit with their classmates and on Fridays with schoolmates from various grades. This is an important part of EDP and we take a half hour or more to make sure we all have a good, healthy lunch with plenty of time to finish our meals. All students staying for Extended Day must bring a nut-Free lunch. Milk is provided. Children are encouraged to keep any left over food in their lunch boxes so they can have it as a snack later in the day.

    For allergy reasons, no nut products are allowed.

    Even though we provide water all day, and milk at meals and snack time, many children choose to bring their own water bottles and it is a great source of hydration throughout the day.
  • How do I sign up for EDP?

    Please download the EDP Sign Up Form and fill it out either on your computer or by hand. You can either email it to tnash@dcds.net or print it to mail or hand deliver to the front office.

Meet the Staff

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Enrichment 3-4:30pm

Extended Day Enrichment Activities
DCD offers a variety of enrichment activities in additon to our standard extended day program. There is an additional charge for these activities and registration is required.  These activities are open to all students whether they are signed up for the extended day program or not.  Classes this year will include jewelry making, chess, yoga, robotics, magic, cooking and tennis. These classes are offered through the extended day program. Please contact Tom Nash for scheduling and details. 


After School Enrichment Activities 
Throughout the year, faculty members offer activities in Coding, Drama, Math Club, and the Culture Club. Scheduling and offerings are communicated to the community at the start of the academic year.


After School Music Lessons
DCD hosts an extensive Private Music Instruction Program from Strings to Percussion, Bass, Woodwinds and Voice. Extended Day students are escorted to and from their music lessons. Click here for more information on PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS AT DCD.

EDP offers students the ability to have a central location when going to and from private music lessons or various scheduled programs such as tutoring or school specialized clubs or groups.

 

School Information

Dedham Country Day School
90 Sandy Valley Rd 
Dedham, MA 02026
Phone (781) 329-0850
admissions@dedhamcountryday.org