In an attempt to bridge the childcare gap for DPS families and support the District’s focus on providing intentional academic opportunities beyond the school day, DPS is collaborating with DEA and DFTA to develop a program that supports district students and provides a childcare option for working families. The DPS Extended Day Program is tentatively set to begin on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 (following the Labor Day holiday) and will end on the last day of the school year in May 2022.
The extended day program offers students and families:
(1) Safe, Secure, Supportive Environment
- Each location must provide students with a safe, secure place to go before and after school.
- Breakfast and snack/dinner provided through CACFP program
(2) Academic Assistance
- Each location must include homework support aligned with the students’ regular academic programs, including standards-aligned curriculum and instructional materials, and must support students as they complete any assigned work.
(3) Enrichment and Physical Fitness
- Each location must provide an enrichment element that offers a broad array of additional services, programs, and activities designed to reinforce and complement the regular program, including service/project-based learning, art, music, physical fitness, recreational activities, character education, STEM activities, etc.
Click here to read Frequently Asked Questions about the DPS Extended Day program.
Click here to read the complete Program Overview about the DPS Extended Day program.
Click here for a How-To Guide on completing Extended Day registration.