NEW EGYPT EXTENDED DAYCARE (NEED)
The 2016-2017 NEED Program, sponsored by the Plumsted Township Board of Education…
- Offers an affordable, safe, accessible program with excellent care and supervision with before school care starting at 7:00 AM and after school care ending at 6:00 PM for students in grades preschool-5.
- Accommodates working parents by offering childcare for children who might otherwise be at home alone or with a sitter.
- Features flexibility in scheduling and fees, based on the number of days per week. For 2016-2017 the following plans are available: Gold Plan, Blue Plan, In-A-Pinch Plan.
- Registrations/enrollments will be ongoing during the 2016-2017 school year pending available space.
- Registrations require a three school days processing period.
- Registrations packets are available at the New Egypt Primary School main office, the Dr. Gerald H. Woehr Elementary School main office, the New Egypt Extended Day (NEED) office located in the DGHWES building and at the Warrior Day Camp held at the New Egypt High School.
- The NEED program offers structured activities in arts and crafts, physical education, recreation and homework assistance.
- The NEED program is available to all children who attend the Plumsted Township School District grades Preschool through 5th grade.
- Discounted tuition is available to families who receive free and reduced lunch and for multiple children from one family. One discount per family may be applied.
- Parents/Guardians receiving financial assistance through a state agency or state funded program should allow up to 14 additional days for processing. Please call the NEED office for further assistance.
- Students attending any of the three New Egypt Primary School preschool sessions (1/2 day AM, 1/2 day PM and Full Day) may attend the NEED Program
- Holiday Care will continue through Community Education for the 2016-2017 school year and be offered on TBA. Flyers will be distributed to students starting in September and will also be available under the district's Community Education tab on this website.
The NEED Program exists to meet the needs of working parents and their children. It is planned in response to the developmental needs of the children being served and will overlap to some extent with both home and school and yet will have a separate identity. Since it uses that block of time between school and home, it will attempt to complement, rather than supplement, the school’s program.
The daycare program has a flexible curriculum with appropriate activities to meet the developmental needs of the children and to support the family. Children will be encouraged to try new things and to relax as well. The program is designed to promote a positive self-concept in each child. The morning time will be a time for conversations, board games, reading, activities, completing homework and playing in an organized activity. The afternoon time is intended to allow children to have a snack (parent provided), talk about their day, participate in homework club or another club, participate in organized games and express their creativity in the arts. A sample outline of the time in daycare after school is as follows:
7:00 AM - start of school: care is available at both NEPS (all purpose room) and DGHWES (library) based on the child's school of enrollment.
Dismissal - 6:00 pm: care is available at DGHWES. Children in grades K-1 will be transported via bus to the elementary school.
End of School to 4:00/4:45 PM: Attendance, snacks and either outside play* or homework on Monday through Thursday. Homework club for students in grades 2-5 operates until approx. 4:45-5:00 pm. Children may attend the homework club for as long a period as they wish, before electing another activity. We encourage parents to share their expectations with their child about attending the homework club.
4:00/4:45 PM - 5:15 PM: Grade level group activities (arts & crafts, games, sports, etc.). Depending on the number of students attending grade levels may be grouped.
5:15 PM - 6:00 PM: All remaining students participate in games and activities in either the All Purpose Room or Library.
*Weather permitting, we always encourage the students to go outside.
We do not encourage children to bring in their favorite toys/games from home. If you allow your child to do so, please label all personal items clearly as the NEED program cannot be responsible. All school policies must be followed.
For questions about the NEED Program, please contact Lisa Harper at (609)758-6800x3266 or HarperL@newegypt.us.