We offer quality care before and after school for your child. Our hours of operation are 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM. We serve a nutritious breakfast from 7:00 AM to 7:45 AM. The breakfast menu is posted in the kids’ kitchen. A drop-in breakfast is $2 or $25 a month. We release your child at 8:00 AM, so they can arrive to their class on time when the first bell rings at 8:05 AM. TK’s, K’s, and 1st graders are walked to their classrooms.
When the dismissal bell rings at 2:35 PM and 1:30 PM on Wednesday, we are ready for your child. They check in at the front door and put their backpack and belongings in their cubbies. They wash hands and have snack. The weekly snack menu is posted in the main kitchen. If your child has special dietary needs, you will need to supply your own snacks. Next is outside time, where each child will have an “all check” teacher to check in with. This provides additional safety, as well as a staff member who will be their mentor. At 3:00 PM, we call homework for 1st through 5th graders. We offer two classrooms at VVE for children to have a quiet environment and work on their homework along with assistance from two or more of our staff members. We do not check children’s homework, but we will help keep them stay focused and on-track with their school work. Please check their homework at home. If you are interested in this program, we offer a homework contract in which we will ensure that your child attends the homework home during homework hour each week, Monday-Thursday.
At 3:15 PM, the children still on the playground check in with their teacher and gather to hear what activities we have planned for the day. Activities include science, engineering, art, open-ended art, sports and outside games, and more. As children come back from homework, they join in the many activities we have planned. We clean up at 4:15 PM and enjoy another snack. The children go back outside until 5:15 PM. After that, they may work on additional homework or reading and/or tabletop activities. VVCC closes at 6:00 PM.