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Extensions- Before and After School Care Program

Philosophy and Goals

Services Provided by the Clifton Community School. All Elementary Schools  have Extensions morning program. Schools  2, 3, 5  & 13 (AM  and PM)

The Clifton Community School believes learning is lifelong; therefore, it has the responsibility to provide programming to meet the needs of all members of the Clifton community. The Extensions program operates under the auspices of the Clifton Board of Education, and includes a before and after school childcare program that provides quality care and enrichment of K-5 children enrolled in the Clifton School District.

The goals of the Extensions Program are: To provide a safe haven before and after school hours in order to prevent the elementary school child from becoming a victim of loneliness, fear, accidents, delinquency or criminal acts. To provide working parents with the emotional security of knowing their children are wellcared for and supervised. To fulfill the needs of the elementary child by providing an environment in which children can develop the social and emotional skills needed in adulthood.


With a staff/student ratio of 1/15, our qualified and caring staff of certified teachers and aides plan, supervise, guide and provide a wide variety of enrichment activities. They encourage the development of self-esteem, cooperation and problem solving, leadership and social skills through a variety of stimulating activities. Your child will not only be in good hands, he/she will also be making good use of that valuable period called out-of-school time.