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 Infants through Fours, registration includes the ability to stay from 3:30- 5:30 p.m.

Specialist classes are available to the Threes and Fours 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 open Wednesday, December 1 at 10:00 a.m. through Wednesday, December 8 at 10:00 a.m.

Experienced Staff
The staff includes Green Trees faculty members, substitute teachers, and Newman Plus staff.
 
Availability
Later Gators is available Monday through Friday throughout the school year from 3:30- 5:30 p.m., excluding early dismissal days. A complete list of semester dates can be found here.

LATER GATORS CLASSES

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. 
Grades: Infants – Fours

Specialist Classes | Monday through Thursday 

Mondays beginning Jan. 24
¡Vamonos NOLA! - Threes 
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 them (Krashen). 
Instructors: ¡Vamonos NOLA! 
Time: 3:30– 4:30 p.m.

Tuesdays beginning Jan. 18
Soccer Shots Mini - Threes 
This class is a high-energy program introducing children to the fundamental principles of soccer along with the basic rules for the game. 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. 
Instructors: Soccer Shots Instructors 
Time: 3:30– 4:30 p.m.

Wednesdays beginning Jan. 19
¡Vamonos NOLA! - Fours 
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 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 them (Krashen). 
Instructors: ¡Vamonos NOLA! 
Time: 3:30– 4:30 p.m. 

Thursdays beginning Jan. 20
Soccer Shots Classic - Fours 
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. 
Instructors:  Soccer Shots Instructors 
Times: 3:30– 4:30 p.m. 
 
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.

On-the-Spot

We are currently unable to offer On-the-Spot Reservations for Later Gators. Once we have settled into the semester, if we have the capacity, On-The-Spot will be offered on a limited first-come, first-served basis. Details to follow. 

2021-22 Session Dates

Spring 2022
  • First day of childcare: Jan. 3
  • Last day of childcare: Jan. 14
  • First day of Later Gators: Jan. 18
  • Last day of Later Gators: May 26
  • Later Gators will not meet or offer childcare on the following dates:
    • Jan. 17 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
    • Jan. 19 - C.O.P. Meeting
    • Feb. 16 - C.O.P. Meeting
    • Feb. 26 - Mar. 6, Mardi Gras Break
    • Mar. 16 - C.O.P. Meeting 
    • Mar. 25 - Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences
    • Apr. 8 - Special Friends Day
    • Apr. 11 - 17 – Spring Break
    • Apr. 20 - C.O.P. Meeting
    • May. 18 – C.O.P. Meeting
  • Later Gators will close early at 5:00 p.m. on:
    • Wed. Feb. 23
    • Thu. Feb. 24
    • Fri. Feb. 25
Fall 2021
  • First day of childcare: Aug. 18
  • Last day of childcare: Dec. 17
  • Later Gators will not meet or offer childcare on the following dates:
    • Aug. 25 - C.O.P. Meeting
    • Sep. 6 – Labor Day Holiday
    • Sep. 7 - Rosh Hashanah
    • Sep. 16 – Yom Kippur
    • Oct. 20 - C.O.P. Meeting
    • Oct. 29 - Fall Parent Teacher Conferences
    • Nov. 1 – Faculty/Staff Professional Development
    • Nov. 23 - 28, Thanksgiving Break
    • Dec. 15 - C.O.P. Meeting
    • Dec. 18 - Jan. 2, Winter Break
Fees
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 $287 is for all Mondays we operate within a semester.  Wednesday's fee is $246 due to early dismissal at 3:30 p.m. for monthly C.O.P. meetings. Similarly, the fee for Mondays - Childcare, the fee of $40 is for the first two Mondays of the Spring 2022 semester.
  • Gator Game Time (3:30 - 5:30 p.m.)
    • Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays: $287
    • Wednesdays: $246
  • Specialist Classes (3:30 - 4:30/45 p.m.)
    • Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays: $287
      • Additional fee of $148 to stay after the class until 5:30 p.m.
    • Wednesdays: $246
      • Additional fee of $127 to stay after the class until 5:30 p.m.
  • Lunch Bunch: $40 (11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.) 
  • Childcare: $40 (3:30 - 5:30 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 cancelled 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,
co-educational,
non-denominational day
school in New Orleans for
early childhood through 12th grade