The Village

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.

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.

 

 

 

 

Village Programs

K-6 Village

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 2019-2020 Village registration forms.

Pre-K Village

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.

Enrichment Classes

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 first trimester of the 2019-2020 school year:

MANDARIN CHINESE

Taught by Sophia Hamilton

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, starting September 23

3:30-4:30 p.m.

Various levels

Click here for details and the registration form. 

CHESS

All Chess levels are welcome for this class with Coach David of The Scholastic Chess Academy.

  • Thursdays 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
  • September 26 - December 12
  • $150 + $12 Materials Fee

Click here for the flyer.

YOGA

Yoga with certified kids yoga teacher Elizabeth Zeleke! Play, dance, move... Appropriate for all ages, Pre-K through 6th Grade!

  • Wednesdays 3:45-4:45 p.m.
  • starting September 25

Registration information coming soon.

GOLF SQUAD

Taught by Peter Barrow of Golf Squad

Golf Squad classes are the most professionally instructed, convenient, and organized way of bringing golf education to people of all ages. All Golf Squads are taught by PGA / LPGA Members and Associates only. In a social and fun environment, students learn the vocabulary, etiquette, safety, social and technical aspects necessary to enjoy golf for a lifetime.

  • Mondays 3:45-4:45 p.m.
  • September 23 - November 4
  • $186

Click here for the flyer and here to register.

MAD SCIENCE - SYSTEM 1 - CRAZY CHEMWORKS

Shake up a flask of fun in the lab as a junior chemist! These chemistry classes are packed solid with cool reactions and tiny atoms! Slide down the pH scale and dip in to the world of acids and bases. Put on some goggles and change liquids to solids and back again. Handle laboratory tools, build and break molecules, and pick up some tricks on chemical changes. Finally, ooze into a gooey hour of sliming around! Using the Mad Science recipe, enter your creation in to the Slime Olympics!

  • Fridays 3:45-4:45 p.m.
  • September 27 - December 13
  • $154 (early bird)

Click here for the flyer and here to register.

Leather CRAFTING

With Szilvia Bartha

  • Tuesdays 3:45-4:45 p.m.
  • starting September 24

Click here for details and registration information.