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Extended day programs at Chesapeake Academy

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Above, Landon Reihs of Weems, Sam Antonio of Kilmarnock, Brooks Parker of White Stone, and Calista Nelson of Lottsburg participate in Chesapeake Academy’s extended day program.

For many Chesapeake Academy students, the school day does not end when the last bell rings and classes are dismissed. Many remain at the Irvington campus to participate in one of the school’s extended day programs.

Available on every day of school from the end of the academic day until 5:30 p.m., these programs provide a safe environment for students whose parents either require after-school care for their children or wish them to participate in additional educational enrichment activities.

Beth Clark, Chesapeake Academy’s Early Childhood Division Director and teacher who has been at the school for two decades, directs the after-school program for younger students in Pre-K through third grade. Clark points out that Chesapeake Academy’s program is licensed by the Virginia Department of Social Services and follows the school’s educational philosophy.

“Providing continuity of care and convenience is important to many parents. They know that they can depend on the quality of care we provide,” Clark said. Children from Clark’s morning Pre-K program have lunch with caregiver Olivia Jackson, enjoy an afternoon rest period, and then have indoor and outdoor activities. After 3 p.m., they are joined by children from kindergarten through third grade.

Read the rest of this story in this week’s Southside Sentinel at newstands throughout the county, or sign up here to receive a print and/or electronic pdf subscription.

posted 08.13.2014

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