During our After-School Enrichment (ASE) program, you'll often hear "1, 2, 3, eyes on me." You’ll also see campers running to the Big Toy as they begin to play Hot Lava Monster or Banana Tag with our energetic counselors. As you pass by the multi-purpose room, you'll see the theater class learning new improvisation games while the hip hop class is going over the pop and lock routine to prepare for their big performance. This is my happy place.
During our After-School Enrichment (ASE) program,
you’ll often hear “1, 2, 3, eyes on me.” You’ll also see
campers running to the Big Toy as they begin to play Hot Lava
Monster or Banana Tag with our energetic counselors. As you pass
by the multi-purpose room, you’ll see the theater class learning
new improvisation games while the hip hop class is going over the
pop and lock routine to prepare for their big performance. This
is my happy place.
In Country Day’s ASE program I strive to create a safe, nurturing
and stimulating environment for students in Kindergarten through
8th grade that inspires self-expression, encourages healthy
relationships, and personal growth
The ASE program gives students the opportunity to pursue
creative, intellectual, physical and social interests. When class
is dismissed, students are able to work quietly in Study Hall,
learn in Enrichment Classes, and exercise and socialize in Camp.
The academic day can be rigorous and intense for some students,
and sitting quietly at a picnic table with a good book or
conversing with a friend or counselor is fine.
I treasure witnessing special moments as children continue to
attend our ASE program year after year: seeing a child make his
or her first shot during a game of knock out, witnessing conflict
resolution without adult mediation, noting an older camper
helping a younger friend through a difficult transition, and so
Small groups and class sizes keep your child focused and
challenged after school. Our specialty classes range from yoga
and robotics to cooking and creative writing. Our counselors are
well-rounded high school and college students who enjoy planning
and organizing activities suited for each age group. Our ASE
teachers are often part of the school day program at Country Day.
Those who we bring in from outside the school are highly
qualified and experienced in the art of working with young
The biggest compliments my counselors and I receive are if your
child refuses to leave camp, goes home dirty and smiling, or even
sleeps through dinner! Please stop by and see the wonderful
community we’ve created for your children.
All the best,
Joy Pangilinan Kronemeyer
Director of After-School Enrichment and Summer Programs
Click here to learn more about Country Day’s ASE program. You can
see students in action in the After School Enrichment program and
learn more about the many specialty classes that are offered
after school at Country Day. These class include Robotics,
Abstract Art, Hip Hop, Tae Kwon Do, Chess Club, ASE Theater,
Makerspace, Cooking, Creative Writing and many others.
Private music lessons are also available for students in brass,
flute, percussion, piano, violin, viola, and woodwind
Before- and after-school care is available for grades
Kindergarten through 8th Monday through
Friday from 7-8 a.m. and from 3-6 p.m., and on faculty
workdays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
If you have a child in Pre-Kindergarten,
please note that there are different rules for Pre-K
students as required by our child care license with the State of
California. Please read the additional information below.
A: Yes, ASE for students in Kindergarten through 8th
grade is available when school is in session from 7:00-8:00
a.m. in the Lower School Spanish Room. Parents are required to
escort their child to the ASE Camp location. As required by our
childcare license, before-school care is available to
Pre-Kindergarten students from 7:30-8:00 a.m. by
arrangement. Arrangements should be made by contacting the
Director of Pre-Kindergarten
Mitzi Mapa Contes.
Q: Are there discounts for siblings attending ASE
Camp or ASE Classes?
A: No, there is no discount for siblings attending ASE
Camp or ASE Classes.
Q: If my child attends camp before their ASE Class,
are we charged an extra fee?
A: No, effective September 2015, students attending ASE
Classes will no longer be charged for participating in Camp
before their Class begins. The Camp fee is now included in the
Class cost. Once a student’s class is over, there is a 10 minute
grace period before Camp charges begin.
Q: Will my camper need to bring a snack to Camp each
A: Yes, all campers are encouraged to bring an afternoon
Q: What time does ASE Camp close?
A: Camp closes at 6 p.m. daily. (After 6 p.m., a late fee
will be charged.) Habitual late pick up (5 times) will result in
your child’s dismissal from the program. Due to licensing
requirements, after-school care for students in pre-kindergarten
concludes at 4:45 p.m.
Q: How and why are the rules for Pre-Kindergarten
A: As a condition of our child care license with the
State of California, before- and after-school care for Pre-K
students is limited to certain times and subject to different
rules. Please read the following guidelines carefully:
Before-school care is available for pre-kindergarten students
from 7:30-8:00 a.m. by appointment. Appointments must be
made directly with our Pre-Kindergarten Director
Mitzi Mapa Contes.
After-school care is available from 2:45 p.m., when the
regular school day ends, until 4:45 p.m.
For the 2018-19 school year, the cost is the same for all
Lower School students, $8.75 per hour (billed on the half-hour).
Pre-Kindergarten students staying after school must remain in the
Pre-Kindergaten participation is limited to a total of 12
students; therefore we strongly recommend making arrangements as
soon as possible.