The First Independent STEAM School in Orange County, CA
Serving Early Childhood to 8th Grade

Extended Care Update

Preparing for Fall 2020 (Early Childhood and K-8)
Our Extended Care Program will look a little different due to COVID-19 guidance but our hope is that once restrictions are removed, we can resume our full program.

Extended Care Hours:  
ECC: 2:45 - 4:30 p.m. 
K-5: 2:45 - 4:30 p.m. 
6-8: 3:05 - 4:30 p.m. 

Shortening the hours slightly will allow for appropriate staffing and proper cleaning. The Extended Care Program will be continuously evaluated and hours may be adjusted as the school year progresses. 

Students in grades K-8 will be outside and primarily will use the lunch tables and outdoor play spaces. The gym may be used in case of inclement weather. Students choose how to use their time which may include completing homework, reading or playing. The mask guidelines for the school day will continue in Extended Care. Masks are required for all children in grades 3 and above, and they are strongly recommended for grades 2 and below. 

Please note: 

  • Students must be attending classes on-campus in order to be eligible to participate in the Extended Care Program.
  • Students in all grades will need to bring their own snack. 

All ECC students will be able to stay in the same classroom with their peers and classroom Assistant Teacher. The updated hours will provide ample time for cleaning and disinfecting at the end of each day. Students will continue to participate in both indoor and outdoor activities while at Extended Care.