Milk Drop Club (MDC) is a program for the elementary students offered by Edgerton Explorit Center staff and volunteers. The program replaces the former Wacky Wednesday program and will be offered on Wednesday afternoons during the school year to coincide with Aurora Public School’s early out. Edgerton Explorit Center will offer this program as a way to live out the Center’s mission statement with local students. The program will promote scientific discovery and exploration as well as provide a safe, intellectually stimulating environment for students who might not otherwise have adequate childcare available to them after early out.
MDC Program Participation Parameters:
The program will be limited to the first 30 students who register. Registration will close on Monday, August 15 or when the program is full, whichever comes first.
Students will be bussed from school to Explorit Center and must be picked up no later than 5:30PM
There will be a mandatory parent / child informational meeting to set expectations for student participation and behavior in MDC as well as to answer parent questions. The meeting will be held on the Monday before MDC starts. Anyone unable to attend must contact Mary Molliconi to schedule a separate meeting time prior to the first day.
The cost of the program per family:
Families who register for the program will be required to pay the full participation fee each week even if their student does not attend.
There is a discount available for members only who want to do advance payments for the program. The 1st payment is due August 16th, and the 2nd payment is due January 3th. Childcare Cafeteria funds may be used for payment and we can provide the necessary documentation needed for reimbursement for that program.
Payment Schedule for Edgerton Afterschool Programming
|Payment in Advance Discount for members only
|Number of Students
|Payment #1 due August 16
Payment #2 due January 3
|Weekly non-member fee
|$250 / $250
|$425 / $425
|Three or more students
|$600 / $600
Scholarships are available for those with financial need.
MDC Program Details:
The program is set to begin on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 and will be offered each Wednesday that there is an early out. MDC will focus on a different aspect of science each month which the students will explore through a variety of experiences including experiments, crafts, outdoor activities, fieldtrips, demonstrations, guest speakers and more.
Students will be placed in a small group that will learn and play together for the duration of the school year program with a consistent adult / young adult overseeing the group.
A healthy snack will be included in the program cost and provided to the students each week.
A program t-shirt will be included in the program cost. Students are encouraged to wear those each Wednesday and will be required to wear them for fieldtrips.