Later Gators & Lunch Bunch

Registration for Spring 2020 will open on Wednesday, November 13, at 10:00 a.m.

Learning Opportunities Beyond the School Day
Later Gators is an opportunity for your child to engage in unique learning and growing experiences after school. We offer a variety of classes by the semester registered through a system called CampBrain (newmanplus.campbrainregistration.com). There are two types of classes: Gator Game Time is available to all age groups daily, and there are specialist classes available to the Threes and Fours Classrooms that meet weekly across the semester.
 
Classes run until 4:30 p.m. You can also register your child to attend until 5:30 p.m. to participate in supervised free play after his or her class ends.
 
Experienced Staff
The staff includes Green Trees faculty members, substitute teachers, and specialist instructors who lead classes and group activities.
 
Availability
Later Gators is available Monday through Friday throughout the school year from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., excluding early dismissal days. A complete list of semester dates can be found here.
 
Later Gators Classes
 
Gator Game Time
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!
 
Time: 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Day: Monday – Friday
Grades: Infants – Fours
Fee: $125 per day
Additional Care Until 5:30 p.m.: $125
 
Kidding Around Yoga for Fours
This class will provide energizing music, yoga-inspired games, mindfulness, and plenty of smiles in every class. Led by Elyse McDaniel, Green Trees Teacher, children will practice breathing techniques to calm, energize, and balance the nervous system, practice flowing sequences, challenging poses, partner and group poses.
 
Time: 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Day: Monday
Grades: Fours
Fee: $318
Additional Care Until 5:30 p.m.: $125
Junior Chefs
In this class children will experience a chance to prepare and cook food themselves. Led by Green Trees teacher Megan Whittle, this class will help each child continue developing their fine motor skills, eye hand coordination, even concepts of math and science.
Time: 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Day: Monday
Grades: Fours
Fee: $318
Additional Care Until 5:30 p.m.: $125
Soccer Shots Mini
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.
 
Time: 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Day: Tuesday
Grades: Threes
Fee: $318
Additional Care Until 5:30 p.m.: $125
Gardening
Children will cultivate a love of nature and a connection to plants in this hands-on gardening course, led by Green Trees Teacher Derrick Toups, that is anchored in storytelling and song. Whether tending their own garden plots, tasting new foods, or observing the life cycle of both floral and edible plants, children will be engaged through rich sensory and cognitive experiences to develop an authentic understanding of how plants are grown and cared for.
 
Time: 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Day: Tuesday
Grades: Fours
Fee: $318
Additional Care Until 5:30 p.m.: $125
 
Kidding Around Yoga for Threes
This class will provide energizing music, yoga-inspired games, mindfulness, and plenty of smiles in every class. Led by Elyse McDaniel, Green Trees Teacher, children will practice breathing techniques to calm, energize, and balance the nervous system, practice flowing sequences, challenging poses, partner, and group poses.
 
Time: 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Day: Wednesday
Grades: Threes
Fee: $318
Additional Care Until 5:30 p.m.: $125
Weird Science
In this class led by Elizabeth Steen, Green Trees Teacher, children will be problem solving using critical thinking and evidence to create solutions. Each week children will perform different science experiments that encourage discovery through play.
Time: 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Day: Wednesday
Grades: Fours
Fee: $318
Additional Care Until 5:30 p.m.: $125
 
Soccer Shots Classic
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.
 
Time: 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Day: Thursday
Grades: Fours
Fee: $318 
Additional Care Until 5:30 p.m.: $125
 
Spanish
¡Es tiempo de jugar! ¡Cantar! ¡Y Bailar! It’s time for your greenie to play, sing and dance with Green Trees Teacher Marcella Castro in Spanish Class! This class will be a great time for your child to immerse themselves into a rich explosion of the Hispanic culture. New Orleans native, Marcella, (but true Honduran at heart) will expose your child to a fun time of learning and exploration of a portion of the Hispanic culture that she holds so dearly to her heart.

Time: 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Day: Thursday
Grades: Threes – Fours
Fee: $318
Additional Care Until 5:30 p.m.: $125

Karate
Martial arts can be an integral part of youth education by teaching children discipline, self-control, and self-defense, while providing them with a rigorous physical education regimen. This class is led by instructors from New Orleans Shotokan Academy. They believe in the practice of Martial Arts for the improvement of one's life. Karate is based on movements whose foundations rest in punches, strikes, kicks, and blocks. This martial art is based on a self-defense in which the movements are passed down from one generation to the next in the form of Kata. Enrollment in this class also offers the optional purchase of a gi (karate uniform) for $30.
 
Time: 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Day: Friday
Grades: Fours
Fee: $318
Additional Care Until 5:30 p.m.: $125
 
Wood N Things
You won’t believe what you can create out of a simple piece of wood and basic material! Wood N Things, led by Green Trees Teacher Jodi Beasley, offers a great opportunity to stretch your child’s imagination! Each class will begin with a safety lesson and an introduction on proper use of the tools and materials. The special tools we use will allow the children to practice their fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and increase the horizontal twisting motion of their wrist. Children will be encouraged to use creativity and build practical life skills. In Wood N Things the children will learn through play in a very effective way, while practicing patience and building concentration all at the same time. Projects that involve wood, hammer and nails are always a hit!
 
Time: 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Day: Friday
Grades: Fours
Fee: $318
Additional Care Until 5:30 p.m.: $125
 
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 On-the-Spot registration system (details below).
  • 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 (i.e., if your child is enrolled in a three half-day program and registers for Yoga on Wednesday, your child must also stay for Lunch Bunch on Wednesday as well).
 
On-the-Spot
We understand that unexpected plans do arise and On-the-Spot registration offers limited spots for children to attend Later Gators or Lunch Bunch on a first-come, first-served basis. In the event you need additional 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.

Enrollment in On-the-Spot Later Gators will allow a child to attend from 3:30-5:30 p.m. and participate in Gator Game time on the day(s) he or she is registered for.
  • The daily enrollment fee is $30.
Enrollment in On-the-Spot Lunch Bunch will allow a child to attend from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the day(s) he or she is registered for.
  • The daily enrollment fee is $36.
No refunds or credits will be given once payment has been made for On-the-Spot registrations.

Registration will open throughout the year on the following schedule:

  • January Dates: 12/30
  • February Dates: 1/27
  • March Dates: 2/17
  • April Dates: 3/23
  • May Dates: 4/27
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