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Extended Care Program

We know how difficult the last few months have been for parents as they navigate the rocky waters of working, teaching their children from home, and maintaining their sanity while the world faced a pandemic that changed so many lives. As school is in session for the 2020-2021 school year, the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History would like to offer parents and guardians of children in Kindergarten through 7th grade an opportunity to obtain childcare in our new in-person Extended Care Program.

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History offers week-long, full-day program during the months of September, October, November, and December and likely for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year. Enrollment is limited to 20 Kindergarten through 7th-grade children. These programs will run every Tuesday and Thursday, from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm each day. Students can be registered for one or both days each week, and each day is $40. Museum members receive a 10% discount. Advance online registration is required to obtain a spot.

Our classrooms provide a safe and friendly place for your child’s academic, social, and emotional learning and development to continue with confidence. Together with our industry-leading health and safety practices, we offer peace of mind for you and much more than basic supervision for your children.

Our extended care daily schedules are educational, support students' distance learning, and are fun for all. We partner with local elementary and charter schools to complement the learning they offer with our robust, Smithsonian affiliated curriculum and activities including STEM learning activities, art, physical activity, homework support, and so much more. Our goal is to make distance learning easier on your whole family. Our teachers facilitate access to distance learning platforms and keep kids on track with their studies. Our experienced teachers will help build a customized schedule to meet your child's needs and be at their side to motivate and assist them throughout the day. Our licensed Director of Education will work with each family where an IEP is present, to create a customized plan to maintain your child’s IEP and monitor progress toward goals.

Things to Bring

Students will be asked to bring their Google Access login information for their school assignments (or other login information if a different platform is used), lunch, snacks, a face mask to be worn at all times, and a refillable water bottle. Students are welcome to bring their own electronic devices to do school work, but the museum is also able to provide an electronic device if necessary.

Drop off/Pick Up

Parents will be able to drop students off in the mornings from 7:30 am through 8:00 am. After 8:00 am, parents will need to call the museum extended care program at 505-557-8796. The museum closes at 5 pm. The South gates (Eubank Blvd) will be closed at 5 pm. Evening pick up will be on the Northside of the museum (Southern Blvd) after 5 pm. Parents will need to contact the program site cell phone at 505-557-8796.

Safety

Each program will have a ratio of 1/10. The safety of the students and museum educators is of utmost importance. Safety protocols, including cleaning procedures, will be strictly enforced during all programs. All students will have their temperature taken upon arrival to the museum, and a curbside drop-off and pick-up will be implemented for safety. More information on procedures and policies will be shared with each family before the registration date.

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