Welcome to the Owl Program!
University Avenue Discovery Center After-School Program offers after-school care for children ages 5-11 from school dismissal until 5:30 p.m. In addition to after-school care, we also offer full-day care when MMSD is closed as our schedule allows (see below for listing of dates). Our licensed and accredited program is designed to offer a relaxing and inspiring space for all of our students. This program is based on the needs of our students, they have the choice to work on short or long-term projects, get involved in team sports, sit back and listen to stories and to enjoy outside time on our playground. Older students have an option to participate in a leadership program focused on solving problems within the community. Nutritious whole foods are prepared for snack onsite by our own chef with many ingredients sourced from Peacefully Organics Produce. Students participate in weekly yoga class on Mondays and for an additional fee may participate in Family Engagement Opportunities, Piano, Violin, and Spanish Language classes. Our program has a small group size of 25 students maximum with a low 1:9 teacher:child ratio.The After-School Program is led by three experienced professionals with a background in Education.
A Typical Day in After-school starts when school lets out. Children attending Franklin Elementary School will take the Black Dot Bus to the Kendall and Prospect stop. Children attending Randall Elementary Schools will meet an after-school educator at Randall Elementary School and walk to After-School together. Children from other schools are welcome provided parents/guardians assume responsibility for their transportation. When students arrive, they enjoy snack together as a group and check-in with others about their days. After snack there are various options for quiet or active work based on their interests. Each afternoon, weather dependent students also spend time on our playground and have opportunity to interact with our younger population. The After-School Program ends each evening by 5:30. Parents receive a weekly newsletter via email detailing the highlights from the week and calendar information.
Monday: Art, Yoga, and Dance Class rotate every 2 months, Piano Lessons
Tuesday: Piano Lessons and Violin Lessons
Wednesday: Spanish Language Class, Piano, and Violin Lessons
Thursday: Classroom Exploration and Projects
Friday: Spanish Lessons
How are drop-in days different? Students who attend full-day drop-in typically take field trips into the community. Field trips locations vary greatly, some examples are: UW Space Place, Henry Vilas Zoo, Arboretum, UW Dairy Barn, Babcock Hall, Monona Terrace, UW Campus departments of interest, Madison Children’s Museum, local libraries, MMoCA, Chazen and Olbrich Gardens. Students and staff take Madison Metro buses to their field trip location. we provide breakfast, lunch and snack for all students on these days.
Tuition and Fees
A yearly registration fee of $50 is due with enrollment paperwork to secure a spot for your student (s).
Tuition is due at the start of each month.
Tuition includes meals, art class, science days and field trips. French, Spanish and piano lessons are offered at an additional cost of $65 per month.
5 Days a Week $345
4 Days a Week $315
3 Days a Week $265
2 Days a Week $170
Full-day Drop-in $30 or $60 dependent on registration.
Piano, Violin and Spanish Lessons are $50/month.
Enrollment Paperwork for School-Age After School – Owl Classroom!
UADC Family Handbook