Extended Day Program

At Wingra we believe that learning never ends. Our Extended Day Program is not your average after school option; it is planned and run by certified teachers who teach in tune with Wingra’s progressive philosophy. The program is developed to satisfy the needs of the whole child, and each day is well-balanced with organized choices, free play, and group time.
Daily activities are part of a monthly, thematic unit and vary in order to engage a multi-age group of children with a variety of interests. Our program is flexible yet structured in order to nurture a safe and connected group of friends.
Extended Day programming is open to Wingra students, siblings, and friends. The program has its own registration and payment process. Enrollment in Wingra School does not guarantee enrollment in Extended Day.

Education at Wingra is not just academic education, but an experience that carries through to all aspects of self, community, connection, and empowered living. —M, Current Wingra Parent

Program Options


The first five days of school are dismissed at noon for teacher meetings and development. During the Noon Dismissal Program a variety of activities and field trips are planned. Please note that all programming ends at 4:30 during this week.
First Week of School 2019: Mon-Fri, Aug 27-31 (New rates coming soon for 2020!)
Full Program: 12:00-4:30 p.m. for $34/day
Drop-in: 12:00-4:30 p.m. for $37/day

EARLY RELEASE MONDAY (School dismisses at 2 p.m.)

Early Release Mondays are science-focused with regular outings to the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery for hands-on experiments. Rates published are for 2019. New rates coming soon for 2020!
Half Program: 2:00–4:30 p.m. for $22/day
Full Program: 2:00–5:45 p.m. for $29/day
Drop-in: 2:00–5:45 p.m. for $33/day

AFTER SCHOOL (Tuesdays – Fridays, school dismisses at 3:15 p.m.)

During After School, we play on the playground, take trips to the Glen, enjoy unit-based activities, and free choice time in the room and gym. Rates listed are for 2019. New rates for 2020 will be published soon!
Half Program: 3:15–4:30 p.m. for $12/day
Full Program: 3:15–5:45 p.m. for $19/day
Drop-in: 3:15–5:45 p.m. for $23/day

ALL DAY PROGRAM (Days when school is closed*)

All Day Programs include special outings to places such as Madison Ice Arena, Vilas Zoo, and UW Campus. Rates below are for the 2019-2020 school year. Updated rates for the 2020-2021 school year are coming soon!
Full Program: 8:30 a.m.–5:45 p.m. for $60/day; Drop-in for Full: $70
*There are 8 days in the 2020-2021 school year when school is closed due to conferences.
Friday, September 25: Goal Setting Conferences
Tuesday, October 20: Conference preparation
Thursday, November 12: Parent/Teacher Conferences
Friday, November 13: Parent/Teacher Conferences
Monday, February 15: Conference Report Writing
Friday, March 12: Parent/Teacher Conferences
Friday, March 19: Parent/Teacher Conferences
Friday, June 4: Goal Feedback Conferences


The drop-in option is for families who only require care sporadically or at the last minute. Please keep in mind that space is limited and we are not always able to accommodate last minute drop-ins. The Drop-in fee is the same regardless of pick up time. The rates listed below are for the 2019-2020 school year and will be updated soon!
Early Release Mondays = $33
After School Tue-Fri = $23


Did you know we offer an early morning drop-off at 7:45 a.m. free of charge? Students meet in the library, the PEAC, the technology room, or the music room for game playing, reading, writing, or drawing.
Please let Elizabeth in the main office know a week in advance!
After 8:15 a.m., students arriving at Wingra will enjoy a few minutes on the playground instead of coming to early care.

After School Clubs

Club information and registration is sent out during the school year as clubs are scheduled. Clubs are topic specific and generally run four to six weeks, meeting one day per week. They take place on Mondays from 2:00-4:30 and Tuesdays-Fridays from 3:15-4:30.

Example Clubs: Science, Newspaper, Craft, Doodle & Zentangle, Fire, Theatre and many more.


Trying to decide which program is right for you or need more info about clubs?

Please contact our Extended Day Coordinator, Clara Temlitz, with questions about our program: clara@wingraschool.org.

Extended Day Teachers

Clara Temlitz

Extended Day Teacher
B.S., Elementary Education and Mathematics, UW-Madison

Clara is thrilled to be returning to Wingra School as an Extended Day teacher! Fall of 2018, she was a student teacher in the Pond, under the wing of Angela. Since graduating from UW Madison with a degree in Elementary Education and Mathematics in January, she spent some time in the Milwaukee area substitute teaching and working at Lussier Community Education Center in Madison as a lead teacher in their summer camp program.

In Spring 2020, she will begin coursework to obtain her Masters in Cultural Foundations of Community Engagement and Education at the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. She also volunteers with the School Intervention Program at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, which assists in making connections between school and healthcare providers.

In her free time, you can catch her spending time outdoors, baking, teaching learn-to-ice-skate lessons, and instructing fitness classes at The Barre Code Madison. “I am overjoyed to be back in the community that helped me blossom into the teacher I am today!”