Extended Care

Care for Primary Children (Age 2.5 to 6 years)

CFMS offers two classroom options for Primary children designed to meet the needs of families schedules.

Traditional Primary

The Traditional Primary class is designed for families who can build their schedule around a traditional school day. Children age 2.5 through 4 stay at school until 11:45 a.m. and are then dismissed. Five and six year old children in that same class remain at school until 3:00 pm and are then dismissed.

All-Day Primary

The All-Day Primary class is designed for families who need regular full-day care for their children. Children may arrive as early as 8:00 a.m. and stay at school as late as 6:00 pm each day.


Before-care is offered for all children enrolled in the Traditional Primary or Elementary classes. It is available beginning at 8:00 am each day that school is open. Parents need to sign their child(ren) up in advance to attend Before-care. Parents can call or e-mail the office to sign up during the year. Children need to be dropped off no later than 8:15 am. If families arrive after 8:15, they will not be able to participate in Before-care for that day and will need to wait to until 8:30 to enter school when the school doors open. Before care will be charged at $3 per child per day.


CFMS offers Extended care for all students in enrolled in the Elementary classes. Children enrolled in Elementary Extended attend this program from 3:00 pm when school ends until as late as 6:00 pm

Elementary Extended is flexible. Families can sign up to have their children attend on a regular fixed schedule ranging from as many as five to as few as one day per week. Families can also use the program on a drop-in or occasional basis. Families register their children for their desired schedule at the beginning of the school year.

A sample daily schedule for Elementary Extended is as follows:

Daily Schedule

  • 3:00-3:45 Outdoor Free Play
  • 3:45-4:00 Snack Indoors
  • 4:00-5:00 Programmed Activity
  • 5:00-6:00 Indoor or Outdoor Free Play

The Elementary Extended program strikes a balance between giving the children plenty of space for unstructured, open-ended activities and offering some structured program with a particular focus. Elementary Extended will also make extensive use of the outdoors, spending as much time outside as weather will allow. The program time from 4:00 to 5:00 will vary, with certain activities always happening on certain days and other activities varying on a given day. These activities may range from choral singing to drumming to arts and crafts, baking, and more.