Stay & Play

Golden Pond School now offers Stay & Play, quality year round care from 7:30am-6:00pm with Stress Free Snow Days!

Stay & Play is available to children enrolled in our 5 day morning preschool programs. These preschool students enjoy their engaging morning preschool curriculum and may move to a different classroom for Stay & Play where they have lunch, an afternoon snack, recess, nap/quiet time, circle time, table activities and more fun! Stay & Play will be open each week day and offers parents the flexibility to drop off children as early as 7:30am (for breakfast) and pick up as late as 6:00pm. Stay & Play follows the snow closure policies of the Federal Government – giving you more Stress-Free Snow Days!

Golden Pond School - Stay & Play Trish Nestor, Extended Day Program Director/Summer Camp Director, is passionate about providing quality care. “The goal of our Stay & Play program is to be a home away from home for your children. We offer Full-Day care for working families without compromising the unique and essential qualities that make Golden Pond School so special. I have been extremely pleased with how comfortable the children are in our Stay & Play program.  They are secure and know they are well loved. It is a delight to get to know the children more fully. I love that they share stories and important things about their lives with me.”

An integral part of our Stay & Play program is the strength and expertise of the teachers. Our two lead teachers have a combined total of 14 years at Golden Pond School.  They are highly trained and accomplished in the field of Early Childhood Education. Parents stay connected daily through Tadpoles, paperless childcare daily reports for the iPhone and iPad.

 

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“Pretty much every time we come to pick up the boys, which is usually between 5-5:30, they tell us that we’re “too early” and they aren’t ready to go yet.  It’s funny because we come walking in expecting to be greeted by running hugs but instead they sort of look at us with a bit of annoyance because we’ve interrupted something fun they were doing at a center or we’ve intercepted them from going outside to play with their friends.  Even after 5, they are having too much fun to leave! “

 

“Our son Brody is in the Stay & Play program and he is loving it! Every week he tells me about the theme and just loves having his morning buddies and his Stay & Play friends every day. The teachers have been wonderful and the class ratio is amazing. It’s a safe and fun environment for my child. The rooms are spotless, they brush their teeth daily, are provided healthy meals and have a great balance of classroom, free time and playground time. I have to beg him to follow me out each night!” – Karyn B./Parent

 

“Now that Golden Pond has their Stay & Play program we don’t have to pick up our six year old twins and a three year old children from two different locations! We had to deal with two separate school calendars and schedules over the last few years and as working parents it presented many challenges. We are so grateful to finally have all of them together in such a great environment.”  Thank you GPS! Rod L./Parent.

 

Sample Schedule

7:30 – 8:00 Breakfast/Free Choice Activities
11:30 – 12:00 Recess
12:00 – 12:30 Lunch
12:30 – 1:00 Storytime
1:00 – 2:30 Nap/Quiet time
2:30 – 3:30 Table Activities/Center time
3:30 – 3:35 Transition
3:35 – 3:55 Snack
3:55 – 4:00 Transition
4:00 – 4:30 Recess
4:30 – 5:00 Storytime/Music & Movement/Clean up
5:00 – 6:00 Free Choice Activities