All the sites at Lextended Day share a very similar structure that takes into account the developmental needs of children. If the weather permits, outdoor recreation time takes place every day. The students have the opportunity to play in the fresh air with friends, and are supervised by members of staff. Outdoor play takes place before or after a healthy snack. We design our snack time to be as nutritious as possible.
Some may be student led, where children have the opportunity for free play with a variety of toys and educational materials. All sites have a variety of teacher led activities and classes which students can choose from. Depending upon the skills and interests of the teachers at each site a variety of activities are offered. Past activities include yoga, chess, foreign languages clubs, cooking, music, Lego robotics, fine and performing arts, dance, and organized games. When needed, time is set aside for homework.
The extended Thursday afternoons offer a great opportunity for additional programming. Following lunch, sites offer outdoor recess. This could be an organized competition, such as bridge building or an egg drop. Sometimes we might host a visiting entertainer, such as a magician, clown, or world Frisbee champion or take a field trip.
Lextended Day has an array of 'specialist' teachers in a variety of entertaining and educational disciplines, such as cooking, drama, outdoor adventure, and the natural world. They visit each site, sharing their passions and expertise regularly.