Sandy Spring Friends School


Aftercare (LS)-Kids After Hours FAQs

How does my child get to Kids After Hours (KAH) after school?

We are located in the Tanglewood (4th/5th Grade) Lower School building. All KAH fourth and fifth graders walk upstairs to the fifth grade common space to check in with a counselor. Kindergarten through third-grade students line up at the back door of the Lower School with KAH counselors and are walked over no later than 3:20 pm. Preschool students are in a classroom inside the Lower School until 4:00 pm.

How do I sign my child up for KAH?

The easiest way to sign up your child is through our website, You can also stop by Tanglewood during KAH hours, and a KAH staff can help you.

Does KAH offer “drop-in” services?

Even if you don’t regularly use KAH for aftercare, we recommend that all Lower School SSFS families pre-register for drop-in KAH services via the Kids After Hours website (see #2, above) in case you are running late, want to use KAH on an inclement weather day, or simply need a last-minute drop-in.

If you would like your child to drop into KAH, please send an email to Adrienne with KAH , to LS Admin Assistant Pam Gilmer, and to your child’s classroom teacher. We request that you send your notification several hours before dismissal time to allow adequate time for communication and to ensure a smooth transition for your child to KAH after school. 

If you need to use drop-in services and have not already registered, please send an email to all those listed above, and register your child on before picking them up.

What activities are at KAH?

Weather permitting, we go outside every day! We also offer arts and crafts, group games, and board games (to name a few of our everyday activities). Tuesdays and Thursdays are KAH’s “club days” for special activities. Our clubs change monthly! 

What does a full day at KAH look like?

On SSFS professional days and other full-day KAH days, we open at 8:00 am. Breakfast is served from 8:00-10:00 am. After cleaning up, we go outside for free play until lunchtime. Students bring their lunches (they must be peanut and tree-nut free). Preschool students have nap time from 1:00-2:00 pm. Afternoon activities are scheduled to end by 5:30; students have free-play from 5:30-6:30 pm.