During our After-School Enrichment (ASE) program, you'll often hear "1, 2, 3, eyes on me." You’ll also see campers running to the Big Toy as they begin to play Hot Lava Monster or Banana Tag with our energetic counselors. As you pass by the multi-purpose room, you'll see the theater class learning new improvisation games while the hip hop class is going over the pop and lock routine to prepare for their big performance. This is my happy place.
During our After-School Enrichment (ASE) program, you’ll often hear “1, 2, 3, eyes on me.” You’ll also see campers running to the Big Toy as they begin to play Hot Lava Monster or Banana Tag with our energetic counselors. As you pass by the multi-purpose room, you’ll see the theater class learning new improvisation games while the hip hop class is going over the pop and lock routine to prepare for their big performance. This is my happy place.
In Country Day’s ASE program I strive to create a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment for students in Kindergarten through 8th grade that inspires self-expression, encourages healthy relationships, and personal growth
The ASE program gives students the opportunity to pursue creative, intellectual, physical and social interests. When class is dismissed, students are able to work quietly in Study Hall, learn in Enrichment Classes, and exercise and socialize in Camp. The academic day can be rigorous and intense for some students, and sitting quietly at a picnic table with a good book or conversing with a friend or counselor is fine.
I treasure witnessing special moments as children continue to attend our ASE program year after year: seeing a child make his or her first shot during a game of knock out, witnessing conflict resolution without adult mediation, noting an older camper helping a younger friend through a difficult transition, and so much more.
Small groups and class sizes keep your child focused and challenged after school. Our specialty classes range from yoga and robotics to cooking and creative writing. Our counselors are well-rounded high school and college students who enjoy planning and organizing activities suited for each age group. Our ASE teachers are often part of the school day program at Country Day. Those who we bring in from outside the school are highly qualified and experienced in the art of working with young people.
The biggest compliments my counselors and I receive are if your child refuses to leave camp, goes home dirty and smiling, or even sleeps through dinner! Please stop by and see the wonderful community we’ve created for your children.
All the best,
Joy Pangilinan Kronemeyer
Director of After-School Enrichment and Summer Programs
Click here to learn more about Country Day’s ASE program. You can see students in action in the After School Enrichment program and learn more about the many specialty classes that are offered after school at Country Day. These class include Robotics, Abstract Art, Hip Hop, Tae Kwon Do, Chess Club, ASE Theater, Makerspace, Cooking, Creative Writing and many others. Private music lessons are also available for students in brass, flute, percussion, piano, violin, viola, and woodwind instruments.
Before- and after-school care is available for grades Kindergarten through 8th Monday through Friday from 7:00-8:00 a.m. and from 3:00-6:00 p.m., and on faculty workdays from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
If you have a child in Pre-Kindergarten, please note that there are different rules for Pre-K students as required by our child care license with the State of California. Please read the additional information below.
A: Yes, ASE for students in Kindergarten through 8th grade is available when school is in session from 7:00-8:00 a.m. in the Lower School Spanish Room. Parents are required to escort their child to the ASE Camp location. As required by our childcare license, before-school care is available to Pre-Kindergarten students from 7:30-8:00 a.m. by arrangement. Arrangements should be made by contacting the Director of Pre-Kindergarten Mitzi Mapa Contes.
Q: Are there discounts for siblings attending ASE Camp or ASE Classes?
A: No, there is no discount for siblings attending ASE Camp or ASE Classes.
Q: If my child attends camp before their ASE Class, are we charged an extra fee?
A: No, effective September 2015, students attending ASE Classes will no longer be charged for participating in Camp before their Class begins. The Camp fee is now included in the Class cost. Once a student’s class is over, there is a 10 minute grace period before Camp charges begin.
Q: Will my camper need to bring a snack to Camp each day?
A: Yes, all campers are encouraged to bring an afternoon snack.
Q: What time does ASE Camp close?
A: Camp closes at 6 p.m. daily. (After 6 p.m., a late fee will be charged.) Habitual late pick up (5 times) will result in your child’s dismissal from the program. Due to licensing requirements, after-school care for students in pre-kindergarten concludes at 4:45 p.m.
Q: How and why are the rules for Pre-Kindergarten students different?
A: As a condition of our child care license with the State of California, before- and after-school care for Pre-K students is limited to certain times and subject to different rules. Please read the following guidelines carefully:
Before-school care is available for pre-kindergarten students from 7:30-8:00 a.m. by appointment. Appointments must be made directly with our Pre-Kindergarten Director Mitzi Mapa Contes.
After-school care is available from 2:45 p.m., when the regular school day ends, until 4:45 p.m.
For the 2018-19 school year, the cost is the same for all Lower School students, $8.75 per hour (billed on the half-hour). Pre-Kindergarten students staying after school must remain in the Pre-Kindergarten classroom.
Pre-Kindergaten participation is limited to a total of 12 students; therefore we strongly recommend making arrangements as soon as possible.