Mundo Verde offers a robust Extended Day Program focused on enrichment during out of school time hours. The program includes before school and after school services that incorporate the Responsive Classroom curriculum and are aligned with the school’s mission on sustainability and biliteracy. The before and after school enrichments are implemented with the school staff and select community partners to allow integration with and contribution to the overall school culture with 95% of the enrichments offered in Spanish.
The after school program provides opportunity for students to participate in studio workshops and sports clinics. It includes outdoor time and a healthy snack to all enrolled students. For those children benefiting from extra attention, the program provides the necessary support during after school hours.
At the beginning of the school year, families are required to register for the before school and after school services using the SY18-19 Before and After School Program Enrollment Form. Families can opt to withdraw or change their use throughout the academic year by filling out the SY18-19 Change of Schedule/Withdraw Form. Families can register for full-time or part-time programming. Drop-in use of the program is available, but reserved for unanticipated changes in schedule or emergency needs. Families must email: firstname.lastname@example.org by 2 p.m. the day they need service and by 6:30 p.m. the day prior to their need of the before school program in order to secure unanticipated service for their student.
Pricing for the before school and after school programs is on a sliding scale basis. Families can refer to the Summary of Fees for Before/After School Program for specific costs. To determine eligibility for discounts, complete the FARM form in English or Spanish even if you do not qualify for FARM. Families are expected to maintain positive account balances. Late Fees will be applied where necessary. For detailed information about registration and pricing please refer to the Extended Day Program FAQ or email the extended day staff at email@example.com.
before school program
The before school program operates from 7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m., Monday-Friday during the academic year. Families are required to register for the program prior to using the services and at the beginning of the school year. The start date of the program for any academic year is announced prior to the beginning of the school year. Families can register on a full-time or part-time basis. Drop-in use in the before school program is reserved for unanticipated changes in schedule or emergency needs. Families must communicate their need for unanticipated service by 6:30 p.m. the night prior to the day they need the service in order to secure a place for their student.
The before school program schedule begins at 7:30 a.m. Students must NOT be dropped off before 7:30 a.m. as the school is not open until 7:30 a.m. Students enrolled in the program enjoy play in the classroom centers and independent reading time. Upon arrival students receive a healthy breakfast. At 8:15 a.m., students are transitioned into their daytime classrooms.
afternoon school program
The after school program operates from 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. On Wednesdays, the afternoon program begins at 1:00 p.m. and goes through 6:30 p.m. To use the evening extension services from 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m, families must select the service when registering. Families who sign up for full time after school programming are automatically signed up for the Wednesday 1:00-3:30 p.m. time block. Families who enroll in the program on a part-time basis are NOT automatically enrolled in the Wednesday time block from 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. and must select this option on the registration form. Families wishing to stay passed 6:00 p.m., must register for the Extended Extension Service that runs from 6:00 - 6:30 p.m.
The after school program schedule is the result of thoughtful planning to offer a balance between outside time, exposure to varying modes of creative expression and movement to awaken body-mind connections and promote healthy living. Reading and homework support is part of the program to help students progress in their learning. A schedule is made available to parents enrolled in the program. Activity highlights are shared with enrolled families via the family blog.
On a daily basis, the dynamic after school program is built on three 45 minute workshops. The program begins at 3:30 p.m. and ends at 6:30 p.m. Below is the general schedule:
|3:30 - 3:40 p.m.||Transition from daytime program to after school classroom|
|3:40 - 4:00 p.m.||Attendance is taken, students receive a snack, a bathroom break, and in-group circle review of the afternoon agenda.|
|4:00 - 5:00 p.m.||Workshop, clinic or park time begins (Pre-K workshops are 30-45 minutes; K-5th grades workshops are 45-1.0 hour).|
|5:30 - 6:00 p.m.||Centers time|
|6:00 - 6:30 p.m.||Library time|
Students enrolled in the after school program enjoy a dynamic schedule of mixed programming that includes specialty workshops, instructor workshops designed by the after school staff, outdoor play, sports clinics, choice time, read alouds, reading and homework support. In SY18-19, students in the PK-2nd Grade will enjoy sampling the Theatrical Journey Project: Introducing Science to Early Learners through Guided Pretend Play, an award-winning STEAM (STEM + Art = STEAM) Program at CentroNía, created and led by CentroNía Community Arts Program as well as a STEAM inspired “Big Ideas Machine Shop” series designed by FutureMakers. To offer a variety of specialty workshops, Mundo Verde partners with 7DrumCity, Capoeira Angola, Dance Place, Djuric International Chess Club, Flamenco4Kids, Girls on the Run DC, Open Door Sports, Pigment Studio, Young Playwrights’ Theater, and Washington Youth Academy.
Families seeking non-Mundo Verde after school options can take advantage of Mundo Verde’s facilitated shuttle collaborations with the Jewish Community Center (JCC), the Capitol Hill Arts Workshops (CHAW), and DC ICE. Mundo Verde is not responsible for the registration or fees associated with these after school programs. Families must contact these organizations directly to learn more.
child care to support family engagement
Mundo Verde understands that free child care is particularly supportive of working families and especially families with more than one student. Free of charge child care services are offered to support family partnerships in school wide learning events such as the Parent Teacher Conferences, Student Lead Conferences, and Community Conversations. To take advantage of these services, families must reserve a spot with anticipation using the specific event reservation forms made available to families prior to each event. A reservation guarantees a spot in the classrooms designated for child care services during specific events and a meal to participating students when appropriate.
During EXPOs, families can receive free childcare on a drop-in basis for siblings if the need is for less than 30 minutes. Services needed for longer than 30 minutes will be charged at a discounted rate. Families must email firstname.lastname@example.org 24 hours in advance in order to take advantage of this child care service through the extended day program.