Extended Day

three girls posing in front of a playground.
girls sitting at a white table doing her homework.
three boys staring down reading a book outside on a bench.

Fun, friends, homework. It all happens here.

Managing childcare can be challenging, but Extended Day is here to help. For detailed pricing on Extended Day options, please visit our pricing sheet.

Extended Day Options/Register

Extended Day is More Than Care

Children will have time each day to complete homework, read, and participate in a variety of activities. Extended Day is a fun, safe, and caring environment for children provided by staff who demonstrate enthusiasm, warmth and respect for our students. 

  • Extended Day is offered for students in PreK – 6th grade from dismissal time to 6:00 p.m. each school day.
  • “By-the-Day” care, when you simply need care the day of, is available and details on how to sign-up can be found here
  •  All-day care (7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.) on most parent-teacher conference and faculty workdays is available. 

To learn more and register for any of the above options, please click here.

 

Spring 2024 Hillcrest Themes

Awesome Animals Mondays

Extended Day is more than care! Children will enjoy play time, snack and may also attend an Exploration class in addition to experiencing activities. Each Monday in Extended day, students will learn fun facts centered around Earth’s diverse animal world. Did you know a lion’s roar can be heard 3 miles away? An Ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain and a newborn Kangaroo is the size of a lima bean! All activities, crafts and games will be in a structured environment and managed by the Extend staff. If your child is registered for an exploration class and care on Monday, use code MON for a 20 percent discount on Extended day.  

Interesting Insects Tuesdays

Extended Day is more than care! Children will enjoy play time, snack and may also attend an Exploration class in addition to experiencing activities. Each Tuesday in Extended day, students will learn fun facts about bugs. Did you know dragonflies have been on earth for 300 million years? Caterpillars have 12 eyes! Grasshoppers existed before dinosaurs and snails can sleep for three years at a time! All activities, crafts and games will be in a structured environment and managed by the Extend staff. If your child is registered for an exploration class and care on Tuesday, use code TUE for a 20 percent discount on Extended day.  

Sensational Science Wednesdays

Extended Day is more than care! Children will enjoy play time, snack and may also attend an Exploration class in addition to experiencing activities. Each Wednesday in Extended day, students will experiment with science! Did you know that raisins can dance, and that water can walk? Using household ingredients, students will feel like science wizards making play dough, elephant toothpaste and melting snowballs! All activities, crafts and games will be in a structured environment and managed by the Extend staff. If your child is registered for an exploration class and care on Wednesday, use code WED for a 20 percent discount on Extended day.  

Amazing Art Thursdays

Extended Day is more than care! Children will enjoy play time, snack and may also attend an Exploration class in addition to experiencing activities. Each Thursday in Extended day, students will create their own art and let their imagination go wild! Students will create their own watercolor resists and shaving cream marbling. Students will use a variety of tools from sponges, Q-Tip’s, popsicle sticks, and their palms to create art!   All activities, crafts and games will be in a structured environment and managed by the Extend staff. If your child is registered for an exploration class and care on Thursday use code THU for a 20 percent discount on Extended day.  

Creative Craft Fridays

Extended Day is more than care! Children will enjoy play time, snack and may also attend an Exploration class in addition to experiencing activities. Each Friday in Extended day, students will create! From suncatchers, to hats & necklaces, to pool noodle boats, students will have a great time using a variety of craft supplies. All activities, crafts and games will be in a structured environment and managed by the Extend staff. If your child is registered for an exploration class and care on Friday use code FRI for a 20 percent discount on Extended day.  

Meet the Extended Day Team

Darlene Jennings

Darlene Jennings was born in Ohio and attended The Ohio State University. She is a Parish alumni parent. Her daughter Abby started at Parish in Pre-K and graduated in 2014.  Darlene has worked at Parish for over 20 years in kindergarten and first grade. In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her husband and daughter who lives in Houston.It is a joy and privilege to work in this amazing place!!”

Dr. Wanda E. Ward

Dr. Wanda Ward was born in Hahn, Germany, has two Master ‘s Degrees from SMU, and recently received her Doctorate Degree! Wanda is a singer and musician for a well-known Mega church in the Metroplex.  She is also a chef and consultant in addition to working as a custom home representative for ADT.  Wanda enjoys traveling and working for Parish!

Katy Henderson

STEM Center lead teacher.

Lilliana Fernandez

Lilliana was born and raised in Dallas. After graduating from college, she obtained her real estate license and is now pursuing her dream career as a real estate agent and investor. Lilliana enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends and enjoys hikes and sporting events. Lilliana loves working with children!

Renee Estrada

Renee Estrada was born and raised in Dallas. She has five children and six grandchildren. She loves being with the students and watching them learn and grow with new experiences. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, fur babies, and lake getaways with her husband. 

Riley Coleman

Riley graduated from Parish in 2019 as a Parish “Lifer”. In addition to working with the Extend program, she also serves as a Substitute teacher at both campuses. She is currently finishing her B.A. in Psychology from the University of North Texas and hopes to become a teacher or school counselor. In her spare time, Riley enjoys reading, watching movies, and spending time with her eight dogs.

“My favorite thing about working in Extend is seeing the students everyday and their excitement to see me. I enjoy my time with them! Although I am typically with students in grades 3rd-6th, I love my time with the Hillcrest friends as well.”– Riley Coleman

Ruth Keefer

Lower school Art and Spanish teacher.

Savannah Puebla

Savannah was born and raised in Dallas. She graduated from the University of North Texas with a  B.S. in Psychology. Savannah became a Sunday School teacher while in high school and became more involved in the Children’s Ministry after graduation. When she is not serving at church, Savannah enjoys going to boba shops and hanging out with her family and friends.

Contact Parish Extend

Have questions about Parish Extend? Reach out to our team – we’d love to hear from you.