Extended Day Program
Welcome to Hammond Extended Day! We are pleased to have the opportunity to serve your family. Extended Day is designed to be a true extension of the school day and provide more than just childcare; our program gives children the foundation they need to develop a lifetime love of learning in a fun, caring, and safe environment.
The Extended Day faculty and staff actively promote the physical, social, emotional, creative, and intellectual development of each child. During Extended Day, children will have the opportunity to engage in centers, take part in story time, play outside, and participate in many other diverse activities based on the child’s individual needs, interests, and abilities. Our daily activities are planned in advance and provide hands-on interactive learning in a stimulating and safe environment. The program is designed to provide a safe environment in which children can learn, relax, thrive and have fun. We strive to provide age-appropriate programs, with varied activities, while building self-esteem through positive interactions. Our program goes above and beyond to address other important aspects of a child’s education, such as character building, literacy, and fitness.
Kevin N. White, Ed.S.
Director of Extended Day and Summer Programs
Extended Day Office: 803.776.0295, ext. 2002.
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Extended Day Program Philosophy
Hammond Extended Day is committed to providing the highest quality childcare for students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 6th. The curriculum is developed by the program's staff and seeks to incorporate each child's age and developmental level, his or her individual needs, interests and the family's culture. The Extended Day faculty and staff strive to enhance and support each child's intellectual, social, emotional, and physical growth and development in an environment that is safe and nurturing. The program works with school staff, families, and community resources to support the strengths and meet the needs of each child. We encourage children to explore the world around them and develop their interests and talents while nurturing their academic and interpersonal growth through hands-on, cross-grade and enrichment activities, field trips, and other fun and engaging experiences.
Extended Day Program Mission
The staff of Extended Day is committed to their mission: to provide the highest quality childcare for the students of Hammond by demonstrating enthusiasm, warmth, and respect for the children, their parents, and fellow colleagues within a safe, relaxed, and enriched environment.
Hammond School Extended Day Program is licensed by the South Carolina Department of Social Services. The re-licensing process is repeated every two years and includes visits from the Health Department and the State Fire Marshal. Unannounced visits are conducted by DSS to ensure consistent adherence to state standards.
Please read the Extended Day Program Handbook carefully, as it contains the program’s calendar, rates, policies, procedures, and other essential information. Once you have read all of our information thoroughly, please complete and return all of the required forms. Registration is open throughout the school year; however, you are encouraged to register your child/children before the first day of school.
The following documents are required for registration and must be submitted annually as required by the Department of Social Services regulations and/or the program administration. A complete set of the following forms must be submitted to the Director of Extended Day before any child will be admitted to participate in the Extended Day Program, Study Hall, and/or be a Drop-in throughout the school year:
2012 - 2013 Extended Day Registration Form
Student Information Form
Emergency Medical Authorization Form
DSS Form 2900
Extended Day Program Acknowledgement and Agreement
It is required that all children in attendance be fully registered and have all documentation completed in full prior to admission to the program. Please complete one Extended Day Registration Form for every child enrolled in the program. In accordance with DSS regulations, all documentation must have original signatures. Any incomplete documents will be returned.
"4:45 FUN" Activity
Students that participate in the “4:45 FUN” activity will be engaged in hands-on, cross-grade and enrichment activities, and/or guest speakers, or other fun and engaging experiences. Depending on grade level, special activities may include computer lab, iPad activities, puppet shows, arts and crafts, and organized indoor and outdoor games. The Lower School Extended Day and Middle School Extended Day activities may vary. The Extended Day staff will incorporate each child’s age and developmental level, individual needs, and interests when planning the “4:45 FUN” activity.
Change in Student's Extended Day Schedule
Please note that if your child's Extended Day schedule changes you must contact Mrs. Goodwin in the Extended Day Office at: 803.776.0295, ext. 2002 or firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, if your child is registered to attend the Extended Day Program and needs to stay on a day that they are not scheduled to attend, please contact Mrs. Goodwin by telephone 803.776.0295, ext. 2002 or email@example.com.
Each day a nutritious snack will be provided to all children in the Extended Day program. The Extended Day program strives to partner with families to accomdodate the nutritional and cultural needs of each child. It is important to indicate any special dietary needs (i.e. allergies or cultural/religious food preferences) on enrollment forms. Parents need to bring these needs to the attention of the Director of Extended Day at the time of enrollment. Adjustments are made for children with allergies or other special requirements.
Special Days are when the Extended Day Program is available for Lower School students in grades Pre-K through 4th on school holidays and early dismissals. Students will be engaged in a variety of developmentally appropriate hands-on activities including guest speakers, special events, outside activities, and/or exciting and educational field trips. In order to staff and plan accordingly, families must pre-register for these special days 1 week in advance in order for their child(ren) to attend. Registration notices for these Special Days will be sent in the Tuesday e-note and will be posted on the Extended Day website, prior to the school holiday and/or early dismissal.
Extended Day Faculty/Staff
The Hammond School Extended Day Program has incredible faculty and staff who are dedicated to providing the highest quality childcare and enrichment programs that promote each student’s growth, happiness, and a foundation of a lifetime love of learning in a fun, caring and safe environment. For a list of Extended Day faculty and staff click here.