• Welcome to Runkle Extended Day

    Our mission is to provide children in kindergarten through 5th grade a safe, nurturing, supervised, and stimulating environment that offers diverse opportunities for enrichment while ensuring a sense of security and consistency.  RED is split into three groups in order to best meet the developmental needs of our students.

    Honeybees (K/1)                    Crickets (2/3)                    Dragonflies (4/5)

    In each group, students are offered a wide variety of hands-on projects and small group activities.  Our teachers encourage children to explore interests, make smart choices, and learn effective methods of conflict resolution.  Afternoons are split between structured small group activities, and supervised free play time.  All three programs have a time for snack, and the Crickets and Dragonflies have a designated homework period.

  • Runkle Extended Day (RED) is a non-profit organization in its 40th year of operation at the John D. Runkle School in Brookline, Massachusetts.
    • Focuses on each child’s social, physical, and emotional development
    • Consistent quality care
    • Imaginative play
    • Process driven hands on learning
    • Encourage self-discovery and build self-assurance and self-esteem
    • Physical fitness and sports
    • Homework assistance 
    • Vacation week coverage
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    RED is overseen by a parent Board of Directors.  For the 2016/17 Board members, click here.

    RED is licensed through DEEC (Department of Early Education and Care) through the State of Massachusetts.  Information on DEEC school age regulations can be found on the EEC website.  EEC School Age Regulations

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