Extended Day

Extended Day is a program designed as an extension of the school day to accommodate each family’s after-school needs. The program offers a balanced combination of recreation and enrichment activities in addition to time for reading and homework. Our Extended Day staff provides a warm and relaxed environment at each location: The Myers Building (Early Childhood), The Sedgely Building (Lower School), and the Beekley Building (Middle School).

Whether you’re looking for supervised care after school or an extra opportunity for your child to have fun, get help with homework, or participate in enrichment programs, Extended Day is a wonderful resource for Tatnall families. 

When paired with A Tatnall Summer, Extended Day provides a seamless year of care and programming with the people and approaches you trust. 

Program by Division


View the Extended Day packages and pricing.


Extended Day Registration

Changes may be made to your registration during Open Enrollment, January 2 –6, 2023 by clicking here.

Please email EnrichmentPrograms@tatnall.org for assistance.

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  • Early Childhood Enrichment Programs

    At Extended Day in the Early Childhood Division, we focus on providing a safe, fun environment for purposeful play after school. Our team encourages curiosity, builds social skills, and teaches basic problem-solving. Students engage in arts and crafts activities, play their favorite games like building with blocks, participate in imaginative play with costumes, and enjoy plenty of outside time. 

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  • Lower School Enrichment Programs

    In Extended Day at the Lower School, we provide students with opportunities for personal choice with outdoor play, time to complete homework, and plenty of meaningful interaction with friends. Ongoing collaboration with Lower School teachers helps ensure that we provide continuity of support to students in a caring and relaxed environment. 
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  • Middle School Enrichment Programs

    The Middle School Extended Day program provides an opportunity for students to unwind from the rigors of the academic day in a safe, relaxed environment. Participants engage in outside play, complete homework and projects, and attend on-campus athletics events.  
    Enrollment Options
    Since Middle School students’ schedules and the level of care needed change so often, we bill monthly for the hours in care at the end of each month. The hourly rate for care is $10/hour.

    Enrichment Programs 

    Child Drama Workshops
    This interactive drama program includes creative movement, theatre exercises, and improvisational role-playing. Basic acting techniques such as concentration, emotional awareness, and characterization are explored. This creative experience allows children to express themselves imaginatively by improvising favorite stories and original ideas. 

    Soccer Shots 
    Soccer Shots is an engaging children’s soccer program with a focus on character development. Coaches implement a proven program that positively impacts participants’ lives on and off the field.

    Video Game Design
    Students will learn the basics of video game design by making their own video games with Bloxels. When students create video games, they become writers, artists, designers, and developers of their own interactive stories. Video Game Design Club offers a cutting-edge program for students to learn how to design their own game characters and video game levels. In this Fall Semester program, the Video Game Design Club will focus on having the campers use their imagination to create a 2D platform (Super Mario-like) video game. While this program provides an introduction to game design, all skill levels are welcome.
    Chess Masters
    Learn chess or improve your game with the Chess Masters of Delaware team. Advance current skills or learn the fundamental strategies of chess and how to apply them consistently throughout the game.

    Excellence Tennis Academy
    This 6-week program is for players of all skill levels. Students will learn game plans while improving their serves, volleys, and baseline play. Please bring a racket, sneakers, and a water bottle to class.

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Choose the plan that works best for you

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  • Enroll for the whole year, a 20% savings!

    Our most cost-effective plan.
    •  Billed in 10 equal installments
    •  Discounted rates for after-school enrichment programs
    •  Two pick-up options: before 4:30 P.M. or by 6:00 P.M.
    •  Choose either the 3-days a week or 5-days a week plan. 
              (The three days must remain the same throughout the year)
    • Choose the coverage you need: School Days and/or School’s Out Days
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  • Drop in

    For those unexpected days when you’re running late or have other commitments, feel free to just drop in.
    • At the end of carline at 3:10 P.M. for Early Childhood and 3:30 P.M. for Lower and Middle School, remaining students will be transferred to their respective extended day locations. Pick-ups within 20 minutes of the end of carline will be billed $10. Any time beyond  20 minutes will be billed the full drop-in rate.
      • $25 for the afternoon session until 4:30 P.M.
      • $40 for the afternoon session until 6:00 P.M. 
    • Please always let us know when your child will be joining us! Email EnrichmentPrograms@Tatnall.org and the administrative assistant in your child’s division.
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What will my child’s afternoon look like?
Early Childhood
2:45 P.M.—3:00 P.M.   Storytime
3:00 P.M.—3:15 P.M.    Snack, provided by Extended Day
3:15 P.M.—4:30 P.M.   Outside play or Enrichment Programs if applicable
4:30 P.M.—6:00 P.M.   Free play until pick-up
Lower School and Middle School
3:00 P.M.—3:15 P.M.   Snack, provided by Extended Day
3:15 P.M.—4:00 P.M.   Outside Play or Enrichment Programs
4:00 P.M.—5:00 P.M.   Homework and Quiet Reading
5:00 P.M.—6:00 P.M.   Free play until pick-up
Middle School students are permitted to use personal devices only during free play.

The Tatnall School

The Tatnall School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students in PK3 through Grade 12 located in Wilmington, Delaware.