Extended Care Program: Grades pre-K-5

As an extension of the school day for students in grades pre-K-5, the Norfolk Collegiate Extended Care Program provides a safe and caring environment in which our students are supervised during academic, social and recreational activities. Classroom teachers and teacher assistants are actively involved with the children: reading to them, assisting with homework assignments, playing games, designing creative projects and organizing sports activities. 

The Extended Care Program is located in the lower school, 5429 Tidewater Drive, and is licensed by the Virginia Department of Social Services.  

Hours of Operation 

  • Morning Care: 7–8 a.m
  • Afternoon Care: 3–6 p.m. 

The Extended Care program is open every day that school is in session, unless otherwise noted on the school calendar.  

Registration Forms

ALL students must complete the registration form at the beginning of the school year. We will not charge your account for the registration fee until the first day in which your student attends the program.

Download your registration form here (PDF).


Registration Fee: $20 per child per year 

Daily Fee Structure: 

  • Morning Care $6 
  • Afternoon Care $18
  • Early Release (11 a.m. & 1 p.m. dismissal) $35
  • Full Day $50 

* The above listed costs are for grades K-5 only.*

Arrival Procedures

Morning Care will be provided from 7-8 a.m. Students are to enter through the second door along the side of the school adjacent to Tidewater Drive (please see illustration below).

Norfolk Collegiate Extended Care Entrance

When entering the parking lot from Tidewater Drive:

  • Please take a left at the stop sign and pull over by the sidewalk before reaching the first crosswalk.

When entering the parking lot from Willow Wood Drive:

  • Please follow the driveway towards the fields, make a U-turn after the median, and pull over by the sidewalk before reaching the first crosswalk.

After exiting the car, students will walk along the sidewalk, pass the gym and proceed to the next set of doors where our security guard will greet them.  Students will then continue to the cafeteria for Morning Care.  

At 8 a.m., the pre-K, K and 1 students will be escorted by the Extended Care Program staff to their classrooms. All other grades will be released when the bell rings at 8 a.m. 


Dismissal Procedures

Afternoon Care students will be supervised in grade-level groups and are assigned to classrooms. Children MUST be signed out by an authorized adult by 6 p.m. A late charge of $1 for every minute will be applied, if a student is not picked up by 6 p.m.


Children enrolled in afternoon Extended Care will be served a snack and drink each day. Please note that on days in which school is dismissed early, students are to bring a lunch with them if lunch was not served during the school day. A snack will be served on days when there is early dismissal. Food allergies should be specifically noted so that snacks provided are safe for the child to consume.  

School Closings and Delays 

  • In the event that the school has an unscheduled early dismissal due to an emergency including severe weather, Extended Care will not be offered.  Parents will be notified of a closing through our emergency notification system.
  • If school is delayed, the Extended Care Program will begin 30 minutes before the new school start time.
  • If school is canceled, the Extended Care Program is also canceled. 

Additional Extended Care Resources

Interested parents may complete the extended care form (PDF) or pick up the forms from the lower school office or from the business office. Children must be registered in advance to participate in the Extended Care Program. 

Please direct any questions or concerns regarding Extended Care to Director of Auxiliary Programs Gina Vitale at 757.626.1820 or gvitale@norfolkcollegiate.org.