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London and Maddie Recommend… Mendham Extended Day Program for Before and After School Care at Mendham Township Elementary School and Mendham Borough Hilltop School

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I just hung up the phone with one of Maddie and London’s favorite people… Andrea Castiglione (aka “Mrs. C”) of Mendham Extended Day Program.  We all met Mrs. C. back in February when Rex and I moved our investment banking practice into another firm and began commuting more regularly into New York City.  As a mom, I was worried about the effects my early commute would have on 8-year-old London and 7-year-old Maddie.  With Mrs. C’s expert care, I shouldn’t have worried… if you ask my girls what their favorite parts of school are, “Before Care with Mrs. C” is at the top of the list.  When we head back to school in September, I won’t have a moment’s hesitation about dropping my girls off at 7:45am… in fact, they can’t jump out of the car fast enough…wait, how ’bout a kiss for mom, and don’t forget your backpacks!

The Mendham Extended Day Program, offered at Mendham Township Elementary School as well as the Hilltop School in Mendham Borough, provides a flexible and carefully planned program for school children in a well-supervised (and fun!!!) environment.  The majority of their activities take place in the school, with planned recreational time, utilizing the gymnasium and the school playground.  Daily program content includes a variety of free choice activities (toys, games, dolls), time for homework, structured activities, indoor/outdoor recreational activities, and snack.

Their staff consists of caring professionals with training in the medical and/or educational fields. Previous experience with children is required, and Mendham Extended Day maintains a teacher/student ratio of 1:9.

Hours of operation for the school year:
7:30am to 8:15 am (Mendham Borough)
7:45am to 8:45 am (Mendham Township)
1:45pm to 5:30pm (Mendham Borough)
12:55pm to 5:30pm (Mendham Township)
5:30pm to 6:00pm (Extended hours, Mendham Borough & Mendham Township)

The early hours include a terrific program for kindergartners, who have a shorter day than their older siblings.

Two locations:
The Hilltop School, 12 Hilltop Road, Mendham, NJ  07945.  Cell:  (201) 323-0597
Mendham Township Elementary School, West Main Street, Brookside, NJ  07926.  Phone: (973) 543-9190.

If you’re headed “back to work” as your children are headed “back to school,” give Mendham Extended Day a call for more information.  Be sure to let Mrs. C. know that Roxy, London, and Maddie sent you!

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