EXTENDED DAY PROGRAM
Our program of before and after school care operates each full school day in order to provide professional supervision, enrichment, and recreation activities for students enrolled at St. William School in full day preschool through 8th grade. EDP is held in rooms 315 and 316. Supervision and activities are provided in a caring, atmosphere and are undertaken in accordance with the school’s Catholic philosophy. A typical after school stay includes a variety of the following: time for relaxation and a snack; some organized small group physical activities, indoors or outdoors (weather permitting); some type of craft project, game, or other directed activity; quiet time to complete homework or work on Brainware program in the computer lab; read, or listen to music, and then prepare for parent’s arrival. Our staff members work together to help each child grow in social skills and in ability to interact with their peers. Respect of others is stressed. Neither the school nor parish subsidizes EDP. Fees paid by the participating families are its only support. Ordinarily, staff members will not administer medications. Exceptions would need to be approved by the EDP coordinator and school principal. For these exceptions written statements from the physician and parent are necessary in order to follow the guidelines of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Medications would need to be in the original prescription bottle with the dosage clearly indicated. They would be stored in a safe place by EDP personnel (not in the hands of the child).