About Us

Rise Extended Day is an out-of-school-time program founded in 2019 in Randolph, MA by a Randolph resident. Our mission is to provide quality out-of-school-time care for youth in grades K through 8. We are committed to providing a safe space for youth with adult supervision and a variety of enrichment experiences that help youth build on their knowledge, explore interests, and develop skills. At Rise Extended Day, we reinforce healthy habits and aim to provide lasting developmental benefits. Although we are small in size, we aspire to make big impacts in the lives of our youth.

Rise Extended Day staff is made up of young professionals, college, and high school students led by an experienced and passionate educator. All staff members are CORI/SORI checked and approved by the state licensing agency, the Department of Early Education and Care.

Danita Wilkerson 

Director of Rise Extended Day Program

Danita Wilkerson is the owner of Rise Extended Day, founded in 2019. She is a dedicated and passionate educator with over two decades of experience in the field of education. Holding a Director II certificate from the Department of Early Education and Care, Danita has successfully nurtured the intellectual and personal development of countless students, ranging from infants to school-age. Her teaching philosophy is centered around fostering a positive and inclusive environment where students are encouraged to think critically and express their creativity. As a lifelong learner herself, she actively seeks professional development opportunities to stay abreast of the latest educational trends and methodologies.

Danita is also the proud mom of three phenomenal young men, whom she supports and fosters in their growth as student-athletes. Her involvement in their education and sports over the years has sparked her interest in community events, making her a regular attendee and supporter. From volunteering at schools and sporting events to community health events, Danita prides herself on being an involved parent and community partner.

Danita's commitment to providing students with the best out-of-school-time experience, coupled with her ability to connect with students and build relationships with families and community connections, makes her a valuable asset to the early childhood and education community.

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