The MidDay Program offers care and activities for children in Pre-Kindergarten on Mondays through Thursdays, and for Kindergarten children on their half days, Monday and Wednesday, taking those enrolled through to the end of the regular school day at 3:25 PM. Sign-up is through a contract that must be completed by September for the first semester and January for the second, for one or more days. Enrollment is limited and, due to staffing concerns, the program cannot accommodate drop-ins. The Program is designed to provide a low-key afternoon for the children. The format of the afternoon is one of a flexible nature, while simultaneously maintaining Tenacre's philosophy of nurturing and challenging the students. From conversations at the lunch table to art activities and free choice, the children are guided through social interactions and are provided ample time to reflect upon their morning accomplishments. For further information about the MidDay Program please contact Julie Connelly at (781) 235-2282.
The After-School Program recognizes that following a full school day, children of all ages need the opportunity to make their own choices. At After-School, students can choose among structured projects, small group activities and games, and unstructured individual time. With this in mind, After-School provides a rich play environment in a well-supervised, relaxed, "neighborhood-style" setting. Each afternoon begins with a snack, including fruit. One or more daily art or craft projects are highlighted. Cooking, relay games, and disassembling typewriters and other mechanical objects have been some of the recent favorite options. For the older children, After-School provides quiet time for completing homework. Friday field trips and in-house special events are advertised in the weekly school newsletter, the Greenleaf. Program hours are 3:25 - 6:00 PM Monday through Thursday, and 12:15 - 5:00 PM on Friday. Contract sign-up can be for one day to five days per semester and drop-ins are always welcome!