Extended Day Programs

Lamplighter offers several programs beyond the traditional school day’s hours. All programs take place on campus.

Before-School CARE

Before Care is an option for parents who need to start their days a little earlier. Students may be dropped off between 7:00 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. in Cook Gym and are supervised by Lamplighter faculty members. They play board games, read, participate in arts & crafts activities, or play with friends until 7:55 a.m., when they are escorted to their classrooms. There is no fee for this service, but registration is required. To enroll, complete the Before Care Registration Form and return it to Shari Krage, Auxiliary Programs Coordinator.

After-School CARE

For families that need a full day of child care, we offer the Y (YMCA) program from 3:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the Lamplighter campus. A wide variety of activities are offered daily by the Y staff such as arts & crafts, games, sports, and homework help. Families may purchase a punch ticket if they would like to use the Y for occasional drop-ins, or they may register their child for the full semester. Registration and fees are handled through the YMCA. View the 2023-2024 YMCA flyer for more information. Visit ymcadallas.org to register.

nightlight after-school enrichment classes

The NightLight after-school program offers an exceptional variety of enrichment classes for Pre-K through fourth grade students. Classes include dance, yoga, sports, private music lessons, world languages, STEM, theater, chess, art, and more. Classes are offered each semester from 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. daily, with private music lessons from 4:45 - 5:15 p.m. for students enrolled in another NightLight class. Registration for fall classes takes place in early-mid August; registration for spring classes takes place late November through mid-December. For more information about the NightLight program, contact Shari Krage, Auxiliary Programs Coordinator.

Conference Child Care

Child care is available during some parent-teacher conference days held four times a year (August, October, February, and May). Any child who is a current Lamplighter student is eligible for child care during their parents’ scheduled conference time(s).