The purpose of Before & After School Care (BASC) at Casa Esperanza is to serve the different needs of families for extended care. Our goal is to offer consistent, enriched environments where children can feel comfortable, safe, and nurtured.
BASC provides exposure to materials and activities the child might not otherwise receive in school. Thus, the program should, and does, differ from the preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school classrooms. Offerings include non-Montessori materials and activities such as dress-up, board and card games, toys and puzzles. Teachers provide age-appropriate direction in areas such as art, organized games, sports and strategic games.
We believe BASC should provide the essential ingredients of a “neighborhood” and even an “extended family” which has become important to our children. We are committed to offering unscheduled and undirected time during which mixed ages can do homework, socialize, and create their own activities supported by the staff as facilitators. We are also committed to providing flexibility in the flow of the afternoons to accommodate the different needs of students.
View the calendar, including early release, teacher workday, and intersession days so that you can plan accordingly. Casa Esperanza offers childcare for many non-school days.