Extended Day

Fun, food, and friendship--these are the things your child will remember from extended day.

Our state-licensed Extended Day begins at 6:45 in the morning and lasts until 6 o’clock in the evening, providing a home away from home for our students until mom and dad get home from work. Extended Day includes after school snacks, time on the playground, supervised homework, and more play with friends.

Moms and dads can drop their little ones off on their way to work, knowing they will be adequately supervised and generously loved. There is no waitlist for Extended Day, all current Saint Bernadette students are welcome to attend.

Extended Day Details
• Care is provided both before- and after-school care each day, excluding days when school is not in session.
• Regular day hours are 6:45-7:45 am (K-8) and from Dismissal to 6:00 pm (PK-8).
• On half days, the afternoon hours are 11:30 am-6:00 pm (PK-8) and often include theme-based activities.
• Our program follows Fairfax County regarding delays and closings due to inclement weather.

Daily Activities
• A snack is served each day and includes a variety of fruit, vegetables, crackers, cheese, and popcorn. If children bring their own snack from home, it must be labeled with the child’s name and the date.
• Students may participate in after school activities and then return to Extended Day to await pick-up.
• Students are encouraged to work on their homework while at Extended Day.
• Students are encouraged to play outside, weather permitting.
• Opportunities for indoor activities include the choice of board games, crafts, puzzles, and blocks.
• The school-wide emphasis on personal growth and how we treat one another continues during the Extended Day program.

Licensing and Staff
• St. Bernadette Extended Day is Licensed with the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Department of Social Services.
• The Director is assisted by several assistants who maintain state-mandated ratios of adults to children for supervision.
• All staff are qualified to provide childcare and are cleared through the Diocesan Safe Environment VIRTUS program.

Fees and Registration
• Parents may register their students for Full-Time Extended Day, or they may use the program on a or Drop-in basis.
• Fees for Extended Day are added to monthly FACTS tuition statement and paid in the same way as tuition.
Extended Day Registration
DSS Registration Form

Child Care Aware and FSA
St. Bernadette Extended Day accepts Child Care Aware funding for military families. Families must complete an application and have a certificate of acceptance before receiving this service. To find more information about Child Care Aware, click here. St. Bernadette ID # 9058079

Childcare can also be paid for using a Flexible Spending Account.

Questions
If you have any questions about our Extended Day program, please contact our Director, Alexandra Silva at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last modified on Wednesday, 21 September 2022 11:50