Child reading during Extended School Enrichment Program

Extended School Enrichment

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    Extended School Enrichment,
    a Before and After School Program

    Extended School Enrichment (ESE) is founded on the belief that every student is capable of success. We are committed to setting high expectations and assuring the development of a strong foundation in basic life skills. The program offers quality before and after school care to all children enrolled in K-6 within Carmel Clay Schools. 

    Each of the 11 elementary school sites will have the same core components of ESE, with each school customized to serve the best interests of the students and parents/guardians. Our site supervisors and kid counselors act as mentors to students while teaching fundamental skills. We cannot wait for your child(ren) to attend our program this year!

    Registration for the 2020-2021 school year is now open.


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    Parent/Guardian Guide 2020-2021


    Before School Care

    • 7:00 – 7:15 a.m. Parent/guardian sign-in and socialization
    • 7:15 – 7:30 a.m. Enrichment Stations
    • 7:30 – 7:45 a.m. Breakfast
    • 7:45 – 7:50 a.m. Student sign-out and transition to school day

    After School Care

    • 2:35 – 2:45 p.m. Student Sign-In
    • 2:45 – 3:15 p.m. Group A – Snack/Group B – Recess
    • 3:15 – 3:45 p.m. Group B – Snack/Group A – Recess
    • 3:45 – 4:30 p.m. Academic Assistance
    • 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Enrichment Clubs
    • 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Daily Wrap-Up

    School’s Out Camps

    School’s Out Camps take place at the Monon Community Center, Jill Perelman Pavilion and Wilfong Pavilion.

    Fall Break Oct 15 – 16 $76 or $48/day Register
    Winter Break – Week 1 Dec 21 – 23 $114 or $48/day Coming Soon
    Winter Break – Week 2 Dec 28 – 30 $114 or $48/day Coming Soon
    Winter Break – Final Day Jan 4 $48 Coming Soon
    Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan 18 $48 Coming Soon
    Presidents’ Day Feb 15 $48 Coming Soon
    Spring Break Apr 2, 5 – 9 $222 or $48/day Coming Soon

    In accordance with the Governor’s 

    #MaskUpHoosiers initiative, masks are now required for participants and parents/guardians.


    ESE Mask Requirements

    School’s Out Camps



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    Benefits of ESE

    Our before and after-school program prioritizes a safe environment for every student, thus providing parents/guardians a high level of confidence in our team. We also recognize that our program’s success is driven by student voice and choice; therefore, we place a very high level of importance on listening to student input and acting upon student ideas.

    ESE Registration Information

    Registration will begin August 1. Registration fee is $40 (per registered child).

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    Rates for the 2020-21 School Year

    Type Before-School After-School Before & After-School
    Monthly $139 $236 $299
    Drop-In (1 visit) $12 $18 N/A
    5-visit Pass (before or after-school) $80*
    20-visit Pass (before or after-school) $300*

    *Each participant will have his/her own pass.

    "Our daughter's transition from one school to another has been seamless because of the ESE team. It is great to know that she is learning, making new friends, having fun, and all that is happening in a safe environment."Abdallah S.

    ESE School Sites

    Click on the schools below to explore our variety of offerings at each unique location!

    Partner in Prevention - Darkness to Light

    Continued Services Through “Partner in Prevention”

    We have achieved “Partner in Prevention” status again this year, a designation awarded by the nonprofit Darkness to Light. This title is given to organizations which take extra steps to protect the children they serve. “Partner in Prevention” was created as a national standard to help parents and caregivers recognize organizations that take child protection seriously by implementing policy and training staff to prevent child sexual abuse. 

    One in 10 children will be sexually abused before the age of 18. We earned the “Partner in Prevention” designation by providing Stewards of Children training to over 90% of its management, staff, and volunteers. This evidence-informed program is scientifically proven to help participants prevent and respond to child sexual abuse. 

    Darkness to Light is an international organization that leads the movement to end child sexual abuse by educating and empowering adults in education, youth-serving organizations, and communities to protect children. 

    Extended School Enrichment Rules



    • The ESE sign-in/sign-out process might look slightly different at your child’s school during the 20/21 school year due to COVID-19 precautions. Please work with your child’s ESE Site Supervisor to understand all sign-in/sign-out protocols prior to your child’s first day of attendance at ESE. In order to alleviate some of the congestion during heavy pick up times, we respectfully ask all parents/guardians to call/text the site phone 15-20 minutes in advance of their arrival so we can have their child ready to go. Conversations about an ESE student’s program participation (e.g. behavior, account questions, etc) will not take place at sign-in/sign-out to help expedite the process. If a parent/guardian needs to discuss any aspect of their child’s ESE participation, we ask that they request a phone call from a supervisor to occur before or after program hours. Staff will work diligently to ensure that this follow-up occurs promptly upon the parent/guardian’s request. Students are only released to individuals listed as “authorized pick-ups” who must be at least 16 years of age and must be listed within the participant’s online account. All ESE staff is required to check identification of authorized individuals. Late fees will be assessed to any pick-ups after 6:00 p.m.; the charge is $1 for every minute late per child (e.g. a child picked up at 6:04 p.m. equals a late fee charge of $4).


    • Payments may not be transferred or refunded after the final program day of the respective program month (i.e. payments made for the month of August 2020, will not be transferred or refunded after August 31, 2020.). All refunds are subject to a $10 service charge per participant per cancelled program/pass fee.


    • Cancellations for a camp week/day must be requested a minimum of two weeks from the start date to receive a full refund, less a $10 service charge for cancellation per camp week/day per camper.


    • ESE staff and students will practice live emergency drills throughout the school year simulating various emergencies to ensure proper preparation in the case of an actual crisis during the ESE program.