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The Extended School Program (ESP) is an auxiliary service of St. Robert Bellarmine School and is designed to provide organized and educational before and after-school care for children of working parents. It is available to children who attend St. Robert Bellarmine School.

The program is located in the school in Rooms 300-302 and operates from 7:15 a.m. to the time of the first morning bell, and from school dismissal to 6:00 p.m. We are available every school day with the exception of a few half-days at the very beginning and the very end of the school year. The fee for the morning program is a flat rate per hour. The fee for the afternoon program is prorated to the minute.

We are a quality day-care facility, licensed by the State of Michigan. Our program is under the direction of Mrs. Nancy Szuszman, a certified elementary teacher.

Activity Schedule

3:15 3:30 p.m. Snack Time and Lavatory Period

  • Please be sure your child has an extra snack to eat in the afternoon at ESP. We encourage healthy snacks such as fruit, vegetables, etc. and trust you will limit candy.
3:30 5:00 p.m. Options
  • Art Children have the opportunity to explore various types of arts and crafts.
  • Fine Motor Skills (toys, games, puzzles) this offers opportunities to share, work together, and to respect the property of others. It is also a good mental challenge, as these games have been selected for their educational value and variety.
  • Primary Games Small group games, educational toys, or the household area.
  • Multimedia Entertainment Computer games, videos, television, Nintendo, Dreamcast and Air Hockey.
  • Outdoor Activities and Indoor Recreation Room These activities develop gross motor skills, promote cooperation, and release energy after a full day of school!

3:30 6:00 p.m. Homework and Quiet Time (as needed)

  • Study Table This is to be a quiet area for educational enrichment through school preparations or library enjoyment. Dictionaries, encyclopedias and other resource books are available.

We would LOVE to have you be a part of our ESP community!! Registration for new students is in March of each year. Space is extremely limited, so be sure to respond quickly. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us!!

St. Robert Bellarmine Extended School Program Director
Nancy Szuszman