Extended Day Program

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.

In our program, children and adults come together to appreciate and celebrate the differences among us. For example, we work so that children can cry and not be called a “baby” or a “sissy”; so that boys can play with dolls and girls can play football; and so that the ethnicity, language, and family lifestyle of each child is a source of strength and pride.

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

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

Fees 2017–2018

Reduced fees are available to families who are receiving financial aid


End of school until 3:15 p.m. — $5,140 per year

End of school until 5:30 p.m. — $6,820 per year

EC II – Upper II

End of school until 5:30 p.m. — $4,510 per year

5:30 – 6:00 p.m. — $760 per year