Our dynamic CajunCare Program is an extension of the experience we cultivate daily at Country Day. Through CajunCare, students continue to learn through a variety of fun, hands-on, age-appropriate activities, while you complete your busy day. (CajunCare covers what was once known as Aftercare, Extended Day Programs (EDP), Conference Care, and the Early Bird Program.)

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  • CajunCare Mornings

    Monday through Friday before-school care is available for lower school students from 7:15 am until the school day begins. Students should be walked and signed in at the Lower School Atrium where they will partake in quiet activities such as reading and drawing. This service is offered free of charge and students do not need to be pre-registered.
    **The first day of CajunCare Mornings will take place on Monday, August 23, 2021.
  • CajunCare Afternoons

    CajunCare Afternoons offers lower school students safe, enjoyable, supervised play from the end of the school day until 5:30 pm, every day. A snack is provided daily. Advanced enrollment is required, however, “drop-ins” are accepted if changed in SchoolPass before 2:00 pm, if there is space available. There will be a limited number of spots in aftercare per grade level. Parents will come to the Lower School Office to pick their children up and sign them out. In the event of an emergency or last-minute drop-in, please notify Kelsey Beahm in the Lower School Office so she can inform your child and your child's teacher of their dismissal change. Register for CajunCare Afternoons here.

    CajunCare Afternoons Cost Per Semester:
    1 day/week.       $240
    2 days/week.    $480
    3 days/week     $720
    4 days/week     $960
    5 days/week.    $1,200
    Drop-in rate:   $30/day per child. 

  • CajunCare Enrichment

    CajunCare Enrichment provides a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for students in Pre-K - 8th grade to explore lessons and express themselves through individual and group participation in 10 unique, semester-long sessions such as creative arts, dance, theatre, sports, chess, writing, music, and technology. All classes will begin at 3:30 pm and end at 4:45 pm for Pre-K and Kindergarten students and 5:00 pm for students grades 1-8. Students requiring care after their CajunCare Enrichment program ends should report to CajunCare Afternoons at no additional charge. Register for CajunCare Enrichment here.

Upcoming Events


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  • Photo of Mimi Odem

    Mimi Odem 

    Lower School Principal
  • Photo of Debbie Knight

    Debbie Knight 

    CajunCare Coordinator
  • Photo of Kelsey Beahm

    Kelsey Beahm 

    Lower School Assistant
    (504) 849-3130
300 Park Road, Metairie, LA 70005 (504) 837-5204
Established in 1929, Metairie Park Country Day School is a coed private school for New Orleans area students in early childhood through Grade 12. From the elementary grades through upper school, the care and cultivation of each child comes to life in our exciting academic program, creative arts, and competitive athletic offerings.

Country Day accepts qualified students without regard to race, color, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national or ethnic origin.