CNS Afternoon Program

Our Afternoon Program is designed for children who are ready for a longer day.

Children bring their lunches from home and come together from the three morning classrooms to form the afternoon group.

Lunch Bunch:  Lunch time is followed by a relaxed period for interactions with friends and materials ending at 1:00 p.m.

Afternoon Program:  Children enjoy an extended time outdoors before coming inside to have lunch. After lunch, various explorations, activities, and investigations are offered before children settle down for a brief rest. Following rest time, children share a snack and story before finishing their afternoon with another visit to the playground. Dismissal is at 3:00 p.m.

The afternoon programs have their own teachers, working with other CNS staff. The ratio is no more than six children to one teacher.

*For the 2020 - 2021 school year, CNS is unable to offer the Afternoon Program due to COVID restrictions related to mixed groupings. We hope to have the ability to offer it again during the 2021 - 2022 school year in some reimagined capacity. Please note that 2021 - 2022 enrollment agreements will neither include nor guarantee afternoon programming due to ongoing Covid-related restrictions.