The Lunch Bunch and Extended Day programs are designed for children who are ready for a longer day.

Lunch Bunch and Extended Day are considered to be a valuable social experience for young children.  Children bring their lunches from home. Peanut and any tree nut products are never allowed at CNS. If there is a child with other severe food allergies attending the school, certain additional foods may not be permitted at lunch bunch. This information will be distributed at the beginning of the year.

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

Extended Day:  Children enjoy an extended time outdoors before coming inside to have lunch. After lunch, various explorations, activities and investigations are offered and children enjoy a magical experience before settling down for a brief rest or nap.  Following rest time, children share a snack and story before finishing their afternoon with another visit to the playground.

The afternoon programs have their own teachers, working with other CNS staff. Enrollment for the two programs will not exceed 12 on any given day. The staff ratio will be no more than 6 children to one staff person.

Lunch Bunch and Extended Day information and registration are distributed to all families in June.

Extended Day Outline of Schedule
Time Program Activities
12:00 Begin Bell is rung on playground Children hang jackets, coats or sweaters Children wash hands Children sit on rug with books until hand washing finished Story, song, conversation
12:15 Lunch
12:40 Activities Interaction with friends and materials
1:30 Rest / Quiet time Spread mats, poetry half hour rest (with music or story tape)
1:45 Activities Interaction with friends and materials
2:30 Snack
2:45 Clean-up
3:00 Pick-up time Children carry their lunch box and belongings to gate and are picked up by parents or designated childcare person