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School-age early education for grades K-6

Even after school's out for the day, children need to be engaged in a comfortable, yet stimulating child care environment. Our before- and after-school child care program allows kindergarten and school-age children to balance learning and fun through a variety of experiences. From homework help to fun physical activities, our early education program is designed so that everyone goes home happy.

Our areas of focus give your child endless opportunities to learn and grow.

Character Development
Creative Expression
  • Being kind and empathetic, and playing fairly are all things that make up character—and we think it’s important to focus on them.

  • Example Activity: “What Would You Do?” is an activity that encourages students to question what is right and wrong in a situation. In this activity children have discussions about topics like ethical dilemmas, which teaches them how to develop positive values like honesty, fairness, and kindness, all while expressing their opinions in their own unique way. 

  • We’re all part of a community—and pitching in and interacting within that community can make a big difference. Your child will learn the value of community participation by being involved in an inclusive classroom community with a focus on group projects that explore common goals and enhance communication skills.

  • Example Activity: “A Great Classmate” focuses on building and sustaining an inclusive classroom community by encouraging children to identify and discuss the behaviors that a great classmate does and does not exhibit, and then to make a commitment to treat others with kindness.

  • At our centers, your child will get to express his creativity through movement, dance, drama, music, visual arts, and more! There are no limits to the imagination of a young and active mind—and at our centers, we want to make sure your child has the freedom to explore his creativity in any way that feels natural to him.

  • Example Activity: “The Ever-Changing Ball” is an improvisational game that encourages children to use creativity and flexibility to react quickly to directions given by others and to practice performing theatrically. 

Executive Function
Inquiry-Based Learning
  • Children learn better when they are focused and able to think before they act. Our curriculum gives your child the chance to build mental flexibility (the ability to handle different situations in different ways) and practice managing his emotions in order to meet challenges and accomplish goals. 

  • Example Activity: A strategy game called “Sculpture Challenge” uses healthy competition as a learning tool and is an effective way to build skills such as goal-oriented persistence during play. 

  • STEAM activities (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) give your child the freedom to discover, create, and tinker. Your child will be given problems to solve as well as questions and real-life scenarios to think about so she can learn more about the world around her!

  • Example Activity: “Building Bridges” reinforces STEAM skills by encouraging children to create, take apart, and explore. 

  • We want your child’s inner bookworm to shine through. Whether she naturally gravitates toward reading and writing or she’s just discovering the world of books, we create an environment that fosters a love of literature for children at all levels of literacy. Along with learning about different genres and styles of writing, a focus is also put on 21st century literacy, such as using technology and other sources to find information.

  • Example Activity: “Group Newspaper” encourages children to create their own newspaper in a collaborative effort that promotes leadership and journalistic skills. 

Interest Areas

Life is full of choices, and allowing your child to choose the activities she loves most keeps her excited to learn. Children have time every day to explore their own interests in areas like Creative Arts, the Library, Math and Construction, Puzzles and Games, and Science.

  • Creative Arts: An area where children can express themselves through drama, drawing, painting, poetry, and more. 

  • Library: A bookworm’s paradise where children can find inspiration and endless adventure.

  • Math and Construction: A place where children can solve math problems and puzzles, or build bridges, towers, machines, and more using real-life math concepts.

  • Puzzles and Games: An activity area that features group games, challenging brainteasers, and puzzles.

  • Science: An area where children can experiment, explore, and discover the secrets of the scientific world.

And there’s more!

Homework Help: Whether it’s a science project, spelling test, or book report, our teachers are here to support your child in completing homework—which frees up time in the evenings for you to be together as a family.

Daily Fitness and Healthy Snacks: We help children develop healthy bodies and encourage proper nutrition through daily physical activity and healthy snacks.

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