The Extended Day Program (EDP) at UCLA Lab School offers a fun, enriching and safe environment for our students’ care after school. The program is structured but also allows for children to make many of their own decisions about how to spend their time.

Activities include music, art, science, sewing, cooking, dramatic play, computers, sports, board games and more. The focus is on building community and caring for one another.

EDP Philosophy

  • We believe that all children deserve opportunities to feel good about who they are and to practice care and respect for others.
  • Our goal is to provide a strong sense of community, an appreciation of each child’s own cultural and ethnic diversity, an awareness and validation of feelings and needs, and ways to manage conflicts.
  • We see opportunities to teach problem-solving strategies in daily conflict.
  • We model acceptance and inclusiveness of all families.

Daily Schedule

The daily schedule includes group time for the younger children. We believe this is essential to develop a community that works together. All older children begin their afternoon with outdoor playtime and a snack. This provides an essential opportunity to wind down and talk to friends and teachers.

11:30 a.m.

EC I children join teachers for lunch.

12:30 p.m.

Children enrolled until 3:00 p.m. go inside for group activities and projects.

Children enrolled until 5:30 p.m. go to a classroom for quiet time, which includes a nap. We provide a blanket and mat for rest time.

2:00 p.m.

All children go outside for playtime.

3:00 p.m.

Children enrolled until 3:00 p.m. are taken to carpool for pickup. Children in EC II – Upper II join us at the end of their school day.

4:00 p.m.

Children go inside classrooms to meet with their groups and then choose from a variety of  activities. Choices change daily or weekly.

Children in Primary through Upper can go to Homework Room if their parents have requested it. Although we are not a one-on-one tutoring program, we try to give as much assistance as we can and we have UCLA student interns provide additional support when available.

5:30 p.m.


6:00 p.m.

Pickup ONLY for families registered in advance to pick up at this time


A homework room is available for children in Intermediate through Upper. Children whose parents have requested they do homework are directed to the Homework Room at 4:00 p.m. Although we are not a one-on-one tutoring program, we try to give as much assistance as we can. Whenever possible, we have UCLA student interns provide additional support. It is your responsibility as a parent to check your child’s homework at night. Let us know if your child is not completing his or her work during this time.

Parent Teacher Communication

We expect parents to have concerns and questions. We do our best to be available to talk at the end of the day, but please also feel free to call, email or send a note. Parents are always welcome to visit. We also can schedule conferences with those who are interested.


Our program finishes every day at 5:30 p.m. Parents must pick up their children by that time. Children enrolled for the second pickup must be picked up by 6:00 p.m. Parents should park along the green curb in front of the school and walk to their children’s class. We require parents to sign out and connect with a teacher to confirm a child is leaving. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT. Parents should plan to give children at least five minutes to finish what they are doing and clean up. This is also a good time to talk to your child’s teachers.

Late Pickup Policy

We reserve the right to ask a family to leave the program after three late pickups. We also charge a late fee of $1 per minute. We know that arriving on time can be a problem for working parents, but your child’s Extended Day teachers also have obligations after work and need to leave at their scheduled times. Each family should have an outside backup or emergency plan in case a parent cannot pick up on time.


You will be required to provide the school’s main office with a list of people who are authorized to pick up your child in the event of an emergency. Please notify us if you make changes to your list of emergency contacts.


The Extended Day Program is supported entirely by fees, which pay for everything from salaries to supplies and snacks and are in addition to school tuition. Fees are divided into 10 monthly payments, which are due on the 15th of the month beginning in August. It is essential that payments are received on time. See the Fees box on this page for current costs. Families receiving tuition assistance are eligible for reduced EDP fees. For inquiries, contact Marie Parks, EDP director,

EDP Staff

Phone (310) 206-5194


Marie Parks


Maria Avalos

Margie Limon

Debi Magdaleno

George Parks