Extended School Enrichment

Extended School Enrichment (also known as ESE) is founded on the belief that each and 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 is open to all children enrolled in K-6 with Carmel Clay Schools. We cannot wait for your child(ren) to attend our program this year!

Click here to read through your Parent/Guardian Guide to Extended School Enrichment.



Each of the eleven 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. The following is an example of a daily ESE program day:

Before School

  • 7:00 – 7:15 a.m. Parent/guardian sign-in and socialization
  • 7:15 – 7:30 a.m. Breakfast
  • 7:30 – 8:00 a.m. Enrichment Clubs
  • 8:00 – 8:05 a.m. Student sign-out and transition to school day

After School

  • 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



Registration for the 2018-2019 is open. 

Registration fee is $40 per registered child per school year.

TYPE Before-School After-School Before & After-School
Monthly $135 $229 $290
Drop-In (1 visit) $11 $17 N/A
20-visit Pass (before or after-school) $290*
5-visit Pass (before or after-school) $75*

*Each participant will have his/her own pass.

School’s Out (held at Woodbrook Elementary and West Clay Elementary)

  • Fall Break (Oct 11 & 12) $74 or $47/day
  • Winter Break Week One (Dec 26-28) $111 or $47/day
  • Winter Break Week Two (Jan 2-4) $111 or $47/day
  • Winter Break Final Day (Jan 7) $37
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Jan 21) $37
  • President’s Day (Feb 18) $37
  • Spring Break (March 29, Apr 1-5) $222 or $47/day



Payments may be made online or onsite at any of the 11 Carmel Clay elementary school or the Monon Community Center.



Staff Members Trained in Award-Winning Stewards of Children® Program for Child Sexual Abuse Prevention

PIP Seal Orange Updated 12-18-14We have achieved “Partner in Prevention” status again this year, a designation awarded by the nonprofit Darkness to Light to organizations which take extra steps to protect the children they serve by training staff to understand the issue of child sexual abuse, identify unsafe situations and practices, and react responsibly in the best interest of the children they serve.

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. “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.

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. Darkness to Light has affiliates in all 50 states and 16 international locations.



Refund Policy (Extended School Enrichment – ESE)

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 2018, will not be transferred or refunded after August 31, 2018.). All refunds are subject to a $10 service charge for cancellation per participant.

Refund Policy (School’s Out Camps and Summer Camp Series)

For School’s Out Camps and Summer Camps, a camp day/week must be cancelled at least two weeks in advance in order to receive a 100% refund, less a $10 service charge per camper, per cancelled day/week.

Parent/Guardian Sign-In & Sign-Out

Parents/guardians are free to drop-off and pick-up their child at any point during ESE. Each parent/guardian is responsible for walking their child into ESE Before-School; students are not to be dropped off at the school site without accompaniment by a parent/guardian. 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. The sign-in/out table will be clearly displayed and located in an optimal place for parent/guardian accessibility. 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).

Emergency Procedures

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

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