Later Gators

Learning Opportunities Beyond the School Day
Later Gators is an opportunity for your child to engage in unique learning and growing experiences after school. There are two types of classes: Gator Game Time and Specialist Classes. Gator Game Time is available to all age groups daily.

Gator Game Time is available for Primary, Middle & Oldest Learners, registration includes the ability to stay from 3:30- 5:30 p.m.

Specialist classes are available to the Oldest Learners and meet weekly throughout the semester which run until 4:30 p.m.  You can also register your child to attend until 5:30 p.m. to participate in supervised play after his or her class ends.

Children may be registered for any or all days of the week. Childcare is not available beyond 5:30 p.m.

Online registration will be open from Monday November 13 at 12:00 noon through Monday November 20 at 12:00 noon.

Experienced Staff
The staff includes Green Trees faculty members, substitute teachers, and Newman Plus staff.
Later Gators is available Monday through Friday throughout the school year from 3:30- 5:30 p.m., excluding early dismissal days. 

Gator Game Time | Monday through Friday
This activity includes an age-appropriate, in-classroom enrichment activity or an active-play game. The Classroom Enrichment activities will include rotations of art projects, puzzles, hands-on science, musical games, and tinkering. The Active Play & Games activities will include games, races, and sports. Each day will focus on individual exploration, motor skills, group games, and fun! 
Times: 3:30– 5:30 p.m. 
Age Groups: Available to all Primary, Middle & Oldest Learners

Spring 2024 Specialist Classes

Available for Oldest Learners + Sassafras/Maple Students

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Soccer Shots Mini
Sassafras + Maple
Spanish with ¡Vamonos NOLA! 
Oldest Learners
The Music Class New Orleans
Oldest Learners
Artful Beginnings
Oldest Learners
Soccer Shots Classic
Oldest Learners
Kidding Around Yoga
Oldest Learners
Tiny Sculptors
Oldest Learners
Soccer Shots Classic
Oldest Learners
Teddy Tennis
Oldest Learners
The Music Class New Orleans
Oldest Learners
Oldest Learners
The Dance Express
Oldest Learners

Kidding Around Yoga | Oldest Learners
This class will provide energizing music, yoga-inspired games, mindfulness, and plenty of smiles in every class. Children will practice breathing techniques to calm, energize, and balance the nervous system, practice flowing sequences, challenging poses, partner and group poses. 
Instructor: Elyse McDaniel
Times: 3:30– 4:30 p.m. 
Day of the Week: Mondays
The Music Class New Orleans | Oldest Learners
This music & movement enrichment program focuses on an immersion and researched based curriculum introducing children to many genres of music styles and the progressive understanding of rhythm, pitch, and tones along with plenty of laughing, instrument play, and fun activities. Each family will also receive access to an app so you can continue with your children outside of class. 
Instructors: The Music Class New Orleans
Times: 3:30– 4:30 p.m. 
Day of the Week: Mondays | Wednesdays
The Dance Express | Oldest Learners
This exciting class inspires children while teaching the fundamentals of basic ballet, jazz, tap, tumbling and creative movement. This dance class helps to keep young minds engaged, aware and always learning. Dance class will allow your young 3 & 4 year olds to build coordination and confidence all while having fun! Learning dance can help your little one by nurturing and expanding their imagination and creativity. 
Instructor:  Jessica Comeaux
Times: 3:30– 4:30 p.m.
Day of the Week: Mondays
Spanish with ¡Vamonos NOLA! | Oldest Learners
This class is an exciting Spanish Language Program for all language levels. Activities include games, music, dance, art, and storytelling. The curriculum is play-based and so much fun that students may not notice they are learning another language, but you should not be surprised when you hear them singing and playing at home in Spanish! Research shows that the learning environment most conducive to learning a second language is one in which children feel comfortable to take chances and is guided by activities that interest the students.
Instructor: ¡Vamonos NOLA!
Times: 3:30– 4:30 p.m.
Day of the Week: Tuesdays
Tiny Sculptors | Oldest Learners
This creative and exploratory class is specially designed for curious students! This hands-on class provides a fun and engaging environment for your little ones to develop fine motor skills, express their creativity, and learn through play with a versatile and tactile medium.
Instructor: Lizzie Oatley
Times: 3:30– 4:30 p.m.
Day of the Week: Tuesdays
Basketball | Oldest Learners
This Elevate Next! program is geared towards our oldest learners at Green Trees. The focus is to help develop motor skills, hand eye coordination, agility, and most importantly have fun! During the class we will have races to work on speed. Children will play Simon says to work on listening skills, move through obstacle courses to work on agility and build healthy competitiveness. This class is a fun introduction to the exciting game of basketball!
Instructor: Elevate Next Coaches
Times: 3:30– 4:30 p.m.
Day of the Week: Tuesdays
Soccer Shots Mini | Oldest Learners
This class utilizes creative and imaginative games to focus on the basic soccer skills of dribbling, passing, and shooting. Participants will experience the joy of playing soccer and being active through fun games, songs, and positive reinforcement. Each session, we will highlight a positive character trait such as respect or teamwork. 
Instructor: Soccer Shots Coaches
Times: 3:30– 4:30 p.m.
Day of the Week: Wednesdays | Fridays
Artful Beginnings | Oldest Learners
This art-focused class will provide children with the opportunity to engage in a variety of creative endeavors such as mark-making, painting, and sculpture, among others. The focus of these explorations will be on developing their knowledge and understanding of the potential that different art materials offer, as well as the techniques and tools that can be used to build up their own creative process. The projects offered will be driven by the children’s interests, ultimately producing artwork that is beautiful and unique to each child--and yes, they will likely get messy!
Instructor: Katherine Brou 
Times: 3:30– 4:30 p.m.
Day of the Week: Thursdays
Teddy Tennis | Oldest Learners
This is a sport and education program that inspires young children to get active and learn to play tennis. It works by combining music, pictures, and teddy bear stories into a fun interactive learning adventure. 
Instructors: Teddy Tennis Instructors
Time: 3:30– 4:30 p.m.
Day of the Week: Thursdays

Lunch Bunch

Lunch Bunch is available to any child enrolled in a Two, Three, or Five half-day program. Lunch Bunch extends the half-day school day to 3:30 p.m. Pre-registration for Lunch Bunch on any given day is required via the Newman Plus online registration system.
  • 11:30 a.m.– 3:30 p.m.
  • Children will be served lunch and an afternoon snack
  • Children will participate in rest time and should bring a nap mat
Please note: Children must attend school for the full day on the days they attend Special Classes. For example, if your child is enrolled in a three half-day program and is registered for Soccer Shots on Thursday, your child must also register and stay for Lunch Bunch on Thursday as well.


If your family unexpectedly needs after school childcare on a certain day, On-the-Spot offers limited spots for children to attend After 3 and Later Gators daily on a first-come, first-served basis.
In the event your family needs additional after school care that you did not register for at the beginning of the school year, please log in to your Newman Plus account to view current availability and register for the appropriate On-the-Spot reservation. If a day that you need is not listed or shows as “Full,” we are unable to accommodate your request for attendance that day.

2023-24 Session Dates

2023-24 Session Dates

Spring 2024
  • First day of Later Gators: Tuesday January 2
  • Last day of Later Gators: Thursday May 23
  • Later Gators will not meet or offer childcare on the following dates:
    • January 15 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
    • January 24 - C.O.P. Meeting
    • February 10 - 18, Mardi Gras Break
    • February 21 - C.O.P. Meeting
    • February 26 - Faculty/Staff Professional Development
    • March 14 & 15 - Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences
    • March 20 - C.O.P. Meeting
    • March 28 - Special Friends Day
    • March 29 - April 7 – Spring Break
    • April 24 - C.O.P. Meeting
    • May 15 – C.O.P. Meeting
  • Later Gators will close early at 4:30 p.m. on:
    • Thursday February 8
    • Friday February 9
Fall 2023
  • Registration opens: Friday August 4 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Registration closes: Friday August 11 at 10:00 a.m.
  • First day of Later Gators: Wednesday August 16
  • Last day of Later Gators: Friday December 15
  • Later Gators will not meet or offer childcare on the following dates:
    • August 23 - C.O.P. Meeting
    • September 4 – Labor Day Holiday
    • September 20 - C.O.P. Meeting
    • September 25 - Rosh Hashanah
    • October 18 - C.O.P. Meeting
    • November 1 – Faculty/Staff Professional Development
    • November 6 & 7 - Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences
    • November 15 - C.O.P. Meeting
    • November 21 - 26, Thanksgiving Break
    • December 13 - C.O.P. Meeting
    • December 16 - Jan. 1, Winter Break
Children may be registered for any or all days of the week. Fees are by the day of the week per semester.  For example, if registering for Monday - Gator Game Time, the fee of $347 is for all Mondays we operate within a semester.  Wednesday's fee is $275 due to early dismissal at 3:30 p.m. for monthly C.O.P. meetings. 
  • Gator Game Time (3:30 - 5:30 p.m.)
    • Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays: $347
    • Wednesdays: $275
  • Specialist Classes (3:30 - 4:30 p.m.)
    • Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays: $353
      • Additional fee of $172 to stay after the class until 5:30 p.m.
    • Wednesdays: $275
      • Additional fee of $136 to stay after the class until 5:30 p.m.
  • Lunch Bunch: $44 (11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
Late Fees
It is very important that your children are picked up by 5:30 p.m. Late pickups will be charged an overtime rate of $1.00 per minute. Habitual late pickups may impact your enrollment in the program.

Refund Policy
The fee for any cancellations prior to the third class meeting will be returned less the deposit for each canceled class.
No refunds will be given for cancellations after the third class meeting.
1903 Jefferson Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70115
Phone: 504.899.5641
Fax: 504.896.8597
Open 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday
An independent,
non-denominational day
school in New Orleans for
early childhood through 12th grade