Welcome to the GFS Extended Care website. Hopefully from here many of your questions will be answered, your feedback and ideas will be communicated, and you will get a sense of all that happens within our program. Be sure to enjoy the photos we post!
The GFS Extended Care program will provide a nurturing environment where individual and small-group experiences will create opportunities for each participant to grow socially, emotionally, physically, spiritually, and cognitively. Children self-select activities and are provided opportunities to experiment, discover, and explore at their own pace while developing their strengths and interests and growing through challenges they encounter. The caregivers will constantly strive to make the program cooperative, fun, fresh, creative, meaningful, and engaging for all who participate.
On all regularly scheduled school days, the Extended Care program will run from 7:45 am until6:00 pm and is open to all students attending Goshen Friends School.
Early Care for Lower School Students: 7:45 am until 8:00 am
Early Care for Preschool Students: 7:45 am until 9:00 am
Morning Care: 9:00 am until 12:00 pm
Lunch Bunch (Parents provide child's lunch and beverage): 12:00 pm until 1:30 pm
Afternoon Care: 1:30 pm until 3:00 pm
After School Care: 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm
Please note that car lines run at numerous times throughout the day.
Pick up at any time other than those during car line will require a parent, or an adult authorized by a parent, to park, come in to the Extended Care room, and sign out the child(ren).
By completing and returning the attached Reservation Agreement, you can sign your child(ren) up for Extended Care on a regular, weekly schedule. Indicate the days and times needed, and return the form to the school office with a $25.00 non-refundable deposit. Changes to your submitted schedule require the completion of a new agreement and is subject to space availability. No additional deposit is necessary. Please refer to "Fees and Billing" below.
On various days throughout the year, when classes are not in session (for example, orientation and conference days), Extended Care may be provided. Specific reservation forms will be sent home in advance. Keep in mind that Care may be cancelled if there is insufficient enrollment; all who have pre-registered will be notified. Click here to download a form.
Fees and Billing
There is no charge for Early Care, 7:45 am until 8:00 am for Lower School students and 7:45 am until 9:00 am for Preschool students.
Reserved Extended Care time contracted through the Reservation Agreement is $8.00 per hour. You will be billed for the exact number of days school is in session whether your child is absent or picked up early.
Drop-in Extended Care and late pick-up for reserved care fees are $9.00 per hour.
Invoices for all care will be sent after the conclusion of each month.
Special Note about Late Pick-up
Please call the Extended Care line (610-696-2646) if you will be late for your scheduled pick-up time. Children often worry if their ride does not arrive on time, especially when they see all the other children leave through car line.
NOTE: After 6:00 pm, you will be charged $25.00 for every quarter hour (or fraction thereof) that you are late. The cost of this service reflects the extraordinary commitment our staff makes to provide care.
If you would like any other information, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Reservation Agreement for Contracted Time
Sit with your child as you view these photos and get their story about all that happens or to get your child excited about joining us for early care, Lunch Bunch, or afternoon care.
The Extended Care staff believes “pictures are worth a thousand words”… but the stories and giggles we hear from the children each day are priceless. We look forward to playing with, encouraging, challenging, nurturing, as well as learning and growing with your child.
Thank you for giving us this opportunity.
Carolyn, Joyce, Lydia, Marie,Nancy, Patrice, Patty, Sharon & Tina
From mindful beginnings come global perspectives. In teaching our students to see goodness in everyone, we prepare them for the world outside of Goshen – to be caring, compassionate, involved, invested, curious, problem solving citizens of this earth.