Our Sunflowers Afterschool program runs Monday through Wednesday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sunflowers offers a great late afternoon program for current FTCNS students ages 3 1/2 and up and for alums up to age 6. Sunflowers Afterschool Program must be done in combination with a core class.
The program takes place in the gym, front courtyard, and classroom space and includes lots of time for unstructured outdoor play, in addition to art activities, games, stories, a snack, and rotating play experiences.
Morning students and alums can be dropped off for Sunflowers beginning at 3:30 p.m. Sunflowers students enrolled in our afternoon classes will be picked up from their afternoon class by FTCNS staff at 3:30 p.m. (for Maples) or at 4:00 p.m. (for Oaks). Students can be picked up as late as 5:30 p.m. or earlier.
FTCNS provides a nut-free whole wheat fig bar as a snack. Students are welcome to bring extra nut-free snack items if desired and should always bring a water bottle from home.
Sunflowers students need to be at least 3 1/2 years old and no older than 6 years old to participate. To be able to thrive in Sunflowers, students will need to be:
- comfortable with transitions and different groups of kids
- willing to gear up and play outside in all kinds of weather
- confident in using the bathroom independently*
- able to handle being away from a parent/caregiver
- not too tired/exhausted to enjoy an active late afternoon play-based program
*If your child is developmentally ready for Sunflowers, but not yet toilet trained, we may be able to accommodate them. Please contact our Director, Laura Pinsof, to discuss.