The Extended Day Program (EDP) is an after-school enrichment program for current students in grades Kindergarten through Eighth grade. In accordance with Georgia code O.C.G.A. Section 20-1A-2(3), the Extended Day Program at St. John Neumann Regional Catholic School is exempt from licensure because it meets the exemption requirements under Georgia law for private schools and is accredited by SACS. The SJNRCS EDP falls under the purview of the Archdiocesan Office of Catholic Schools and is in full compliance with all local, state, and archdiocesan policies and regulations. We provide trained adult supervision, homework assistance, outdoor play, arts and crafts, board games, organized activities, free play, and a light snack daily. No transportation is provided and the program does not take field trips.
Philosophy and Goals
The structure of our program allows for student-directed and staff-directed activities. We believe that after spending the day in a structured classroom environment, students should have the opportunity to play freely and creatively. Students are given opportunities to enjoy active, sports-related play as well as quiet activities, such as reading, art, Lego construction and social time. Our program strives to reinforce the basic Catholic values that our families seek in their home, school and church environments. The personal, individualized care the staff members give the children helps to foster a sense of mutual respect, builds self-esteem, and encourages social responsibility. We encourage the interaction of children of all ages (when appropriate) as it fosters a sense of community, encourages independent thinking, involves problem-solving and teaches compromise, team cooperation, and fair play.
The Extended Day Program will provide an afternoon snack based on State of Georgia and USDA nutrition guidelines. Snacks consist of fresh or packaged fruit, crackers/bread, vegetables and dip, snack cakes/cookies, and cheese products. Water, milk, or juice is served to drink. If your child has food allergies, the EDP staff should be notified. On the scheduled half days when the EDP is available, students may bring their own lunch or may order lunch to be paid with their school lunch card. An afternoon snack will be provided.
Hours and Availability
EDP is available from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on all official school days when St. John Neumann Regional Catholic School is in session, August through May. On scheduled half days, the EDP will begin at 12:00 p.m. and will close at 6:00 p.m. The EDP will follow the school closing schedule as stated in the SJNRCS calendar. The EDP will not be open during Thanksgiving, Christmas, Spring Break or any holiday or teacher work day.
Initial Registration Fee: There is a $30.00 registration fee per family, per year. The fee will be charged at the time of registration for contract style or upon the first use of the program for drop-in billing.
EDP Registration Fee $30.00/family/year
Hourly Rate per Number of Children – minimum of one hour charged
- 1 $4.75
- 2 $9.00
- 3 or more $11.25
Insufficient Funds Charge – $20.00
Late Pick-Up $1.00/minute/child after 6:00 p.m.
Late Payment Charge $25.00/for accounts 60 days past due