After School (Pre-K and Kindergarten)

This program offers a really fun approach to the end of the child’s day, for those who’ve been in school all day already, but who are still coming to us to play and learn with friends!  There is ample time for semi-structured activity, with a planned circle time each day, sharing about their day, including what went well and learning about how to skillfully approach challenging life situations.  There are daily art and dramatic play activities set up for exploration, and friendships are beautifully fostered.  The Center provides a healthy snack every day, and lunch for afterschool pre-k students on Fridays.  Students joining the program from the Ithaca City School District are able to take the bus to the Center where they are safely greeted by DICC staff.