Upstart Crow is considered an Approved Emergency Child Care Provider. As long as the State of Emergency continues we are approved to have children on site during school hours. The current date given for the end of the State of Emergency is March 3rd. The governor has typically waited until the last couple of days to extend the declaration. If we haven’t heard that she is extending the SoE by Friday, February 26th, we will plan on providing child care through Wednesday, March 3rd. If the declaration is extended, we will provide child care through Friday, March 19th. There will be no child care or camp during spring break. We will not be providing child care after spring break.
Matinee is a daytime, on-site learning environment for students, grades 1-5. Every morning, students participate in their remote classes or complete homework at their own desk, supervised and supported by Upstart Crow staff, with strict and consistent adherence to physical distancing and safety guidelines. We provide a stable internet connection with capacity for many users, so Zoom connectivity is never an issue.
After school work is done for the day, we move on to THEATRE CAMP!
Students will enjoy activities such as socially-distanced improv, theatre games, movement for stage, set and costume designing, and weekly musical watch parties!
Utilizing effective safety tools such as masks, floor-taping, pool noodles, socially-distanced games, and more, Upstart Crow staff ensure students have the quiet space and support necessary to engage in schoolwork AND the opportunity to experience the life-enriching benefits of performing arts education. And, importantly, our Matinee programming enables parents to focus on their own workplace and home obligations, confident that their children are safe, supported, and engaged throughout the school day.
Students must provide their own devices AND headphones. All students must wear headphones when playing audio on their device.
Parents must provide a lunch, snack, and water bottle.
*Students will have the opportunity to purchase snacks from our Snack Shack, a fundraiser benefiting the UCS Tuition Assistance Fund. This season, our Snack Shack will be cash-less. Any student Snack Shack funds should be deposited in advance to the students’s Snack Shack account, available HERE.
Full Day/Full Week (AM Matinee/PM Theatre Camp) MON-FRI 8:00AM-4:00PM $200
Half Day/Full week Mornings (Matinee) Register HERE OR Afternoons (Theatre Camp) Register HERE MON-FRI 8:00AM-12:00PM OR 12:00PM-4:00PM $120
Full Day/Partial Week (AM Matinee/PM Theatre Camp) - please contact our office for availability and pricing
After care available (4:00-5:00pm only) for $10 per hour during checkout process
Sample Daily Schedule
7:45 Gates open and Supervision is provided
8:00-8:30 Check in, temperature checks, morning greetings
8:30-10:00 Academic Support
10:00-10:15 Snacktime with handwashing before and after
10:15-11:45 Academic Support (Or quiet time if done with work)
12:00 Check in & out for ½ day campers
12:00-12:30 Lunch with handwashing after
12:30-1:30 Socially-distanced improv, theatre design, stage movement, etc.
2:15-2:30 Snack with handwashing before and after
2:30-3:00 Theatre Games!
3:00-4:00 Physical Activity (Getting our heartrate going! All we aim to do in this block is get your student moving in fun and innovative ways)
4:00-5:00 After Hours Care (Facilitated down time)