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School-aged Program

Children ages five to twelve years old are independent, active and very social. Our program is designed to allow children the space to make choices. Children are in school all day and therefore need time to unwind. The school-aged environment is divided into four areas:

  1. Active Area – large table games, indoor active games and activities.
  2. Game Area – board games, video games, puzzles, and manipulative challenges.
  3. Quiet Area – homework, library, computer, relaxation, and listening center with tapes.
  4. Theater Area – club meetings, dramatic play, blocks, art and crafts, puppet shows, plays, skits and showing movies.

Homework
Children are given a set time to do homework, usually beginning at 5:00 PM. During this time children without homework will be allowed to go to the Game Area or choose another Quiet Area activity. Teachers can assist children with homework; however, it will be up to parents to check homework. Teachers will not go through children’s personal belongings in search of homework.

Parents, if you prefer your child to explore center activities and do homework with you, please let the teacher know. Or if you are leaving the decision to your child, please let teacher know.

Outdoor Play
Children are taken outside for thirty minutes daily (weather permitting). Children will either go out upon arrival or after homework time.

Clean-up/Departure
Children are encouraged to put away all toys and equipment. Please be patient when picking up your child, allow him/her time to help keep their room clean and inviting.
Snack

Children are served a snack upon arrival. It is the child’s choice to eat. We will encourage, but not force children to eat snack.

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Contact Information

WALDORF, MD

2090 Crain Hwy.
Waldorf, MD 20601
Phone: 301-632-3074
Fax:     301-632-3075

CALIFORNIA, MD

22789 Three Notch Road
California, MD 20619
Phone: 301-866-1830
Fax:     301-866-1831

HUGHESVILLE, MD

15260 Prince Frederick Road
Hughesville, MD 20637
Phone: 301-274-1900
Fax:     301-632-3075
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