After-School Care At WaLDEN

Walden provides extended day services for parents who need regular (or occasional) after-school care for their children. This service is not available when Walden School is not in session.  

Students utilizing this service are dismissed directly to the extended day care givers. Extended Day closes Monday through Friday at 6:00pm. Students involved in extracurricular activities return to the Extended Day Room following the activity. On the last days of school prior to our December holiday break and Spring Break, extended day will end at 3:00 pm.

Registration is required for all students using this service. Many families who do not routinely need extended day find it valuable to be registered, to arrange for trustworthy child care in the case of unexpected events.




Extended Day Fees

Annual registration fee: $45

Occasional use: $20 per day

Scheduled Part-Time Use: $20 per day

Full-time use: $290 per month

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As part of our ongoing effort to ensure a safe and secure environment for both our students and faculty, beginning with the 2017-18 academic year, all doors to the school will remain locked until carpool begins at 7:30am daily. If you do not have a key fob you will be unable to access the building prior to 7:30am.*

The cost of a key fob is $20. If you already have a Walden key fob there is no charge but you must complete this form if you would like to add morning access.

* Starting October 23, 2017 the doors leading from the HS Lobby into the MS hallway will be locked at 4:00pm. Extended Day participants will access these doors using their key fob.



Dear Walden families,

The staff of Walden School’s Extended Day Program would like to say welcome to our new families and welcome back to all of our returning families.


Extended Day students are dismissed at 2:40pm from their classrooms (Middle School at 3:00pm). Students will go outside (weather permitting) so please dress appropriately; we do go out even when it is cold! Please send a coat each day during the fall/winter months. We also enjoy going to the gym (when available) and computer lab in addition to our Extended Day room. We have snack time, homework time, and playtime! Fridays are “movie” day after snack time.


Monday-Thursday, following snack time, we offer (quiet) homeroom time if you prefer your child to start on homework while in Extended Day. Please let me know of your expectations regarding homework. Not all children do their homework here. We try and follow parent wishes concerning homework. It is very important for you to look over their homework each evening as they may not have time to finish all homework while here.

When arriving to pick up your child, please pull around to the rear parking lot and stop at the green awning labeled Extended Day. Your child will exit through our Extended Day door to your vehicle. Please remain in your vehicle. If you are having someone other than yourself pick up, please let them know of this procedure, and be ready to share your code if asked.

Dana’s cell phone – (502) 608-0878 – is the best way to reach us.
*If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact Dana anytime by cell, text, school phone (893-0433, ext. 305), stopping by the Extended Day office or email at

Check in our Extended Day room first!  We’re usually in there and happy to radio a staff member for your child. 


There will be a charge of $1.00 per child for each minute after 6:00pm.

This fee will be billed through your FACTS account. Please arrive a few minutes before 6:00pm to avoid paying late fees. Your child and Extended Day workers would appreciate your consistent best effort to arrive on time.  If you are running late and want to notify us, please text Dana at 502-608-0878. You are still responsible for the late fee. The school clock determines the time; please refer to the Walden Student Handbook for additional information.  

Please mark your calendar for the following three dates that Extended Day will close on at 3:00pm. Late fees will apply after 3:00pm

  • Tuesday, November 26, 2019

  • Friday, December 20, 2019

  • Friday, March 27, 2020

Please make a note of these dates on your calendar. If school is not in session (snow day, conference day, etc), there is no Extended Day.

We are looking forward to a wonderful year!