Extended Day Learning Program

Appleton Area School District
Extended Day Learning Program

The Appleton Area School District offers high-quality, sustainable out-of-school time learning opportunities and programming for students.

These programs are provided through partnerships with the Appleton YMCA and Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley

Site coordinators are located at each school to create vital links between the student's school hours and non-school hours.

Where to Start

Start by looking at the chart below to see what opportunities are available at your school. Next, read more about the programs and then click on the Apply for a program links below to apply and learn more about hours and fees.

Boys and Girls Club site pages are also linked within the chart below.

Schools Programming
Hours  Site Coordinator
Appleton Public Montessori After School
(920) 209-0101
Badger Elementary Before and After 7:00-8:10 AM
3:16-6:00 PM
(920) 997-1399
Ext. 2529
Boys & Girls Club
Berry Elementary Before and After 6:30 AM-6:00 PM
(920) 209-0156
Classical School After School 3:16 PM-6:00 PM
(920) 209-5925
Columbus Elementary*
/ Appleton Bilingual
Before and After 7:00-8:00 AM
3:16-6:00 PM
(920) 997-1399 Ext. 2608 Boys & Girls Club
Edison Elementary Before and After 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
(920) 209-0160
Ferber Elementary Before and After 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
(920) 209-0154
Foster Elementary Before and After 7:00-8:10 AM
3:16-6:00 PM
Late Start Mornings:
7:00-10:10 AM
(920) 832-5724 Boys & Girls Club
Franklin Elementary Before and After 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
(920) 209-0171
Highlands Elementary Before and After 7:00-8:10 AM
3:16-6:00 PM
(920) 997-1382 Boys & Girls Club
Horizons Elementary Before and After
(920) 832-4393 YMCA
Houdini Elementary Before and After 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
(920) 209-0152
Huntley Elementary Before and After   (920) 209-0174
Jefferson Elementary 
/ Fox River Academy
After School 3:16-6:00 PM
(920) 209-0159 YMCA
Johnston Elementary Before and After 6:30-8:05 AM
3:16-6:00 PM
(920) 209-0157 YMCA
Lincoln Elementary Before and After 6:30-8:05 AM
3:16-6:00 PM
(920) 832-4951
McKinley Elementary Before and After   (920) 209-0680
Richmond Elementary Before and After   (920) 209-0169
Einstein Middle None
Kaleidoscope Before and After 6:45-7:45 AM
3:20-6:00 PM
(920) 832-6303 Boys & Girls Club
Madison Middle None
Wilson Middle Before and After 6:50-7:50 AM
3:20-6:00 PM
(920) 997-1399 Ext. 7758 Boys & Girls Club

Extended Day Programming Activities

Students who attend Extended Day Programming have the opportunity to participate in a variety of programs that impact academic achievement; help develop new skills and interests; increase awareness and understanding of different cultures; and increase physical fitness, self-esteem, and leadership skills.

  • Academics: Tutoring, daily homework, assistance, book clubs, reading programs and incentives
  • Enrichment: Dance, field trips, cooking classes, career exploration, health & wellness activities
  • Technology: Computer games, pen pal exchanges, educational programs, computer and internet classes
  • Recreation: Outdoor play, board games, sports and games
  • Culture: Music, drama, dance, arts and crafts
  • Community Service

More about the YMCA


The YMCA provides safe, quality care for children at various sites throughout the Appleton area. Any child age 5 to 12 years is welcome to participate in the program. The program is licensed by the state of Wisconsin under the group child care regulations.

Before care begins at 6:30 a.m. and after care ends at 6:00 p.m. Care on select days outside of the normal school schedule is available at an additional fee. Children may not arrive prior to the scheduled starting time and Y staff must be present to accept the child.

Apply for a program


YMCA Extended Day Programs are dedicated to offering a quality and caring experience for children 5-12 years of age. Programs are designed to accommodate family schedules and offer children a chance to grow and develop in a positive environment conducive to developing skills and values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.

YMCA Philosophy of Extended Programs

YMCA Extended Programs are designed to encourage children to build healthy, happy attitudes and to work toward developing competencies and skills through a variety of work and play experiences. Our goal is to develop the individual child’s positive self-image, creative expression, communication skills, and motion coordination, in an environment that stimulates a desire to learn and have fun.

More about the Boys & Girls Club of the Fox Valley

Boys & Girls Club of the Fox Valley
The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley’s mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

Apply for a program

Why Boys & Girls Clubs Are Special

Four key characteristics define the essence of a Boys & Girls Club. All are critical in exerting positive impact on the life of a child:

Dedicated Youth Facility: The Boys & Girls Club is a place – an actual neighborhood-based building – designed solely for youth programs and activities
Open Daily: The Club is open every day, after school, when kids have free time and need positive, productive outlets.
Professional Staff: Every Club has full and part-time, trained youth development professionals, providing positive role models and mentors. Volunteers provide key supplementary support.
Available/Affordable to All Youth: Membership dues are affordable. Clubs reach out to kids who may lack access to other community programs.

The Boys & Girls Club offers many activities through their after school and summer programs at their downtown site and school-based sites.

Read their FAQ's for hours and fee information.

Looking for Late Start Before School Program Registration Forms? Forms

Forms are located on your school's website.

Click on Parents, then Forms and then Late Start Before School Program Registration Forms.


Interested in volunteering?After School Volunteering

Volunteers usually help with homework either one-on-one or in small groups for the first hour. The second hour is generally a time for playing games and doing activities in the gym or outdoors.

After School Volunteer Opportunities

*21st Century Community Learning Center Site

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