Learning and growing
The Village is Walden’s extended day child care program. We are open every school day (and some non-school holidays) Monday through Friday from 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. Enrollment is open to all Walden School students, Pre-Kindergarten to sixth grade.
We believe that children learn and grow though play. The Village offers a balance of structured activities and unstructured free play for cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development. We also provide enrichment classes for special interests.
To reach the Village during after-school care, please call 626-484-9503.
Faculty and staff at Walden understand that children who spend all day in an academic environment have differing needs in an after-school program. Being away from family for long hours can be difficult for both children and parents alike, so The Village is a program developed to allow children to participate in a variety of activities.
Some of our activities include arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor games, homework assistance, specialty classes, quiet time, and socializing with friends. Within the Walden spirit, children will be encouraged to try new activities but will not be pressured to participate if they choose not to. We strive to provide an assortment of activities to spark every child’s interest.
Please click here for more information and the 2018-19 Village registration forms.
The Village Pre-K program is committed to furthering the children’s experience with the Walden philosophy while meeting parents’ needs for quality childcare. We recognize the distinction between school hours and the after-school sessions; however, we strive for continuity.
As an extension of our day program, the Walden philosophy, policies, and expectations for behavior and staff excellence are in effect during The Village. Excellence, positive communication, caring, and conflict resolution are not just classroom catchwords. We encourage and support the practice of these principles during the after-school program, as well as at home and in the community.
The Village offers various classes for student enrichment. These are taught by outside and in-house vendors that charge an additional fee. Some classes require attendance from the beginning while others have a drop-in policy. Village members (those with a 2, 3, or 5 day plans) have priority and pay a lesser fee.
The following classes will be offered in the fall of 2018:
FIRST LEGO LEAGUE ROBOTICS
Taught by Moses Toscano
A program of exploration designed to get children excited about science and technology and teach them critical thinking, cooperation, and real-world problem-solving skills.
Thursdays, beginning September 13 through approx. early December (depending on how far the students advance in tournaments)
Grade 4-6 (3rd grade students welcome with a parent volunteer)
$300 per student
Taught by Sophia Hamilton
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays, beginning September 17
Click here for more information and to register.
BRICKS FOR KIDS
Children practice science, technology, engineering, and math through building with Lego bricks.
Tuesdays, October 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6 & 13
6 classes $99 for Village members; Non-Village members $129
Click here to register.
JUmp Rope Club
Taught by Daphne Trager
Mondays, beginning September 17
3:45 - 4:30 p.m.
Taught by Nan McCormack
Having fun with math games, teasers, and puzzles.
Wednesdays, 3:45-4:45 p.m., beginning September 19
Grade 3-5; limited to 8 students
10 classes $120 for Village members; Non-Village members $130
DRAMA KIDS OF PASADENA
Highly structured curriculum of theater games, improv, mini plays, and snippet scenes to blast open the doors of students' creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration.
Fridays. Sept. 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov. 9, 16, 30, Dec. 6 & 14
10 sessions $150 for Village members; Non-Village members $200