Provides a transformative educational and social experience for children and adults with learning differences.

Kingsbury's Extended Day Program provides students with a quality forum for exploration and expression.

 
The Extended Day Program consists of the After School Child Care Program (ASP) and the After School Enrichment Program (D.R.E.A.M.). It runs from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. every day that school is in session. On Wednesdays (early release day), the hours of operation are 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. This Program is not open on Federal holidays and Winter Break.
 
Participation in either program requires parents to fill out the Kingsbury Center After School Registration Form, which provides valuable medical and emergency information for the Extended Day office.
 
The Extended Day Program is both academic and recreation-based. The academic component consists of a study hall period for students to complete their homework and/or any daily assignments.

Recreation activities are age-appropriate and designed to be physically and intellectually stimulating. Such activities may include board games, arts and crafts, field trips, cooking, snacks and outdoor activities. 

After School staff members provide students with support, guidance and supervision. Staff members have experience working with students with learning differences or are interested in a career in a related field. 

For further details -- dates of operation, schedule of activities, policies, services and fees -- please contact Ms. Kenella by email.

Therapeutic Horseback Riding

Wednesdays

The Therapeutic horseback riding program at Rock Creek Park Horse Center uses horses and equine-assisted activities in order to achieve goals that enhance physical, emotional, social, cognitive, behavioral and educational skills. Therapeutic riding provides benefits in the areas of health, education, sport, recreation and leisure; it focuses on the therapeutic riding skills as well as the development of a relationship between horse and rider. Using a team approach, students will learn about horses and how to take care of one, and develop a personal relationship and responsibility for their own horse. It has been proven that individuals who ride not only gain knowledge of riding skills and safe riding behaviors but also experience rewarding benefits, such as improved balance; postural control and muscle strength; and improved self esteem, confidence and self discipline. Group riding lessons run on a term basis, with small classes meeting weekly. This initial session will be six (6) weeks during the winter term, with the option to continue in the spring. Although students will ride in an indoor ring, warm clothing and hard-soled shoes or boots are required to ride.

*Please Note: Students participating in this class will be transported the 15-minute ride via school vans to the Rock Creek Park Stables located in Rock Creek Park, Washington, DC. immediately after school and return by 2:45 p.m. Participation in this class will also require a signed waiver provided by Rock Creek Park Stables.

Instructor:                    Alison Duvall, Certified Instructor, Rock Creek Stables

Students:                     Boys and girls, ages 7-16

Dates and Times:        Wednesdays, Dates to be determined

Location:                      Rock Creek Park Stables, Washington, DC.

Cost:                            $45 per session (number of sessions to be determined with a minimum of 6 sessions per semester)

 

For More Info:

For more info or to enroll your child, please contact Ms. Kenella Moten,  Director of the Extended Day Program, at 202.722.5555 (ext. 2531) or email Ms. Moten.