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:
- Active Area – large table games, indoor active games and activities.
- Game Area – board games, video games, puzzles, and manipulative challenges.
- Quiet Area – homework, library, computer, relaxation, and listening center with tapes.
- Theater Area – club meetings, dramatic play, blocks, art and crafts, puppet shows, plays, skits and showing movies.
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.
Children are taken outside for thirty minutes daily (weather permitting). Children will either go out upon arrival or after homework time.
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.
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.