It’s an after-school program that meets monthly, on the pre-scheduled half day early dismissals for teacher in-service for the Downingtown Area Elementary Schools.

Join us for an afternoon of recreational, creative and enrichment activities offered free of charge.

Because we know kids love half days, but they can be challenging for parents. And because we are neighbors–and our mission declares that we are determined to love, invited to wonder, inspired to serve. We wanted to offer a recreation program to help out our neighborhood families, supervised by experienced adult facilitators and volunteers.

Having debuted the program in the spring semester of 2016 with positive reviews on behalf of the 30+ children who participated, we are delighted to continue to offer the program for the 2019-2020 school year.

Elementary school children from East Ward School, Grades K-5 (we’ll walk the 1 block to the church together)

We are happy to accept children from other DASD schools, but parents are responsible for transportation to the church.

Where: Central Presbyterian Church, 100 W. Uwchlan Ave., located “one block” from East Ward School

Students must be preregistered and are dismissed by the East Ward faculty to trained Central volunteers who will lead them across the street and to the program.

When: from 1:30pm to 5pm on designated early dismissal days as per the DASD calendar (the days marked in green!)

Program Coordinator: Margaret Van Gilder

Questions email: [email protected]