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

    CajunCare Mornings will be offered beginning at 7:15 am, Monday – Friday, free of charge. No registration is required. All lower school students dropped off between 7:15 am – 7:45 am should be checked in to the Lower School Atrium, where they may partake in supervised, quiet activities such as reading or drawing. To ensure the safety of our students, we are asking that a parent or guardian sign for their child. If a student has an older sibling that they come to school with, the older sibling may sign in for the younger student. The atrium doors facing the playground will remain locked until 7:45 am.
    **The first day of CajunCare Mornings will take place on Monday, August 20, 2018.
  • CajunCare Afternoons

    CajunCare Afternoons (Formerly Aftercare)
    CajunCare Afternoons offer lower school students safe, enjoyable, supervised play from the end of the school day until 6:00pm, every day. A snack is provided daily. Parents of children in Pre-K and Kindergarten will pick up at PMK, and parents of children in grades 1-5 will pick up their children on the lower school playground or in the atrium. Advanced enrollment is required; however, “drop-ins” are accepted in case of emergency or with prior permission. 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. If a student is not picked up by 3:45pm, they will automatically be checked in to CajunCare Afternoons until their parents arrive.

    **Students are automatically registered in CajunCare Afternoons for the days notated on their Student Dismissal Form completed through CD Connect**.

    Note for Wednesdays only: Wednesday dismissal begins at 2:30pm for all students due to a new Faculty Professional Development Program. All lower school students may participate in CajunCare free of charge from 2:30pm – 3:30pm. All students (Pre-K to 5) may be picked up on Wednesdays during 2:30pm carpool, or they may go to CajunCare Afternoons for the standard charge (beginning at 3:30pm). There will be no 3:00pm carpool on Wednesdays for Pre-K and Kindergarten.

    CajunCare Afternoons Cost:
    $10 day/ students picked up by 4:30pm
    $15 day/ students picked up between 4:30pm – 6:00pm
    Parents picking students up after 6:00pm will incur additional charges.

  • CajunCare Enrichment

    CajunCare Enrichment is now open!
    Please explore and register for our incredible
    To view a PDF of the Spring 2019 class listings, click HERE
    To log in and register for courses or to learn more, click HERE
    CajunCare Enrichment (Formerly Extended Day Programs)
    CajunCare Enrichment provides a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for students in Pre-K – 5th grade to explore lessons and express themselves through individual and group participation in 12 unique, semester-long sessions such as creative arts, dance, theatre, sports, chess, writing, music, robotics, homework clinic, and technology. All classes will begin at 3:30 pm and end at 4:45 pm for Pre-K and Kindergarten students and end at 5:00 pm for students in grades 1-5. Students requiring care after their CajunCare Enrichment program ends should report to CajunCare Afternoons at no additional charge.

    CajunCare Enrichment Costs:
    Enrichment classes that meet once/week
    Pre-K to K - $250 per semester
    Grades 1-5 - $275 per semester

    Enrichment classes that meet twice/week
    Pre-K to K - $500 per semester
    Grades 1-5 - $500 per semester

    *Additional supply fees may be included on some specialty classes such as robotics.
    **Homework Clinic will be billed at $22 per session.

    Should any questions arise regarding any of the aforementioned information, please contact our Director of CajunCare, Deb Knight at debbie_knight@mpcds.com, or Monday – Friday from 12:00pm-6:00pm at (504) 723-9959.
  • CajunCare Camp

    Students in grades Pre-K to 5th grade may partake in CajunCare Camp on days when faculty hold parent-teacher conferences or participate in Professional Development activities, or when school is closed more than four hours early, such as before major holidays. Parents are required to register for CajunCare Camp, and no drop-ins will be accepted. A link for Camp registration will go out along with the conference sign-up sheet later this fall.
    CajunCare Camp will run from 7:45 am until 4:00 pm and will cost $20 per student.


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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.