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before and after school child care

Before- & After-School Care

Young Achiever’s Club

At Childcare Network, our before- and after-school program is designed to provide a safe, nurturing and enriching environment for your child outside of regular school hours. We understand the importance of balancing academics, recreation and social interactions, so our program offers a well-rounded experience that caters to the individual needs and interests of each child. In this supportive space of afternoon-adventurers, we continue to nurture your child’s love of learning while cultivating their sense of community.

Curriculum for Creativity

Our after-school curriculum is designed to build upon what they learned during school hours. Whether it’s engaging in supervised homework sessions, participating in organized sports and activities, or exploring creative outlets, our early-evening-educators are committed to fostering a sense of personal growth and belonging. With a focus on fostering friendships, promoting character development and encouraging a love for learning, our after-school care program is a place where your child can thrive, have fun and make lasting memories.

After school childcare

Discover the Wonders of Learning

Wonder Quest Adventure Spring Break Camp

Join us to embark on an exciting learning adventure this Spring Break! Our kid’s day camp is meticulously crafted to blend excitement with education, ensuring your child enjoys a break filled with learning, exploration, and physical activity. Featuring 5 thrilling daily themes, our camp is thoughtfully planned, implemented with enthusiasm and positivity, and designed to ignite the imagination of every child.

Where Young Achievers Achieve More.

While in our before- and after-school care, your growing learner will embark on a fulfilling journey of enriching activities and opportunities for growth. Your child’s time is tailored to nurture their curiosity, foster their social skills and ignite their passion for learning in a safe and supportive environment. Our dedicated staff is committed to ensuring that every child’s experience in our school-age program is full of laughter, friendship and meaningful experiences.

Celebrating learning milestones.

Our Young Achiever’s program curriculum is thoughtfully designed to foster age-appropriate development by embracing the wonders of exploration, investigation and delightful play! We celebrate each child’s growth by setting typical developmental milestones as goals during these early years. You can trust that we will nurture your child’s individual journey, providing a supportive environment where they can flourish, creating countless cherished moments.

Language & Literacy

  • Identify and manipulate sounds within words, an essential skill for successful reading and spelling.
  • Use grapheme cards to build words, reinforcing their knowledge of individual graphemes.
  • Practice reading words smoothly by blending sounds.
  • Learn about base words and adding prefixes and suffixes.
  • Analyze word structure and apply rules for word formation.

Social-Emotional Development

  • Actively engage in conversations and communication
  • Create and sustain appropriate relationships with peers and adults through social awareness.
  • Attend and engage in activities with classmates on a regular basis.
  • Actively participates appropriately and cooperatively in group situations by respecting the needs of self and others.
  • Engages in healthy problem-solving behaviors.
  • Shows persistence when problem solving as well as flexibility and inventiveness in thinking.

Math

  • Measure and assess dimensions and angles to optimize when designing new models
  • Learn about comparing and contrasting to make informed decisions based on data.
  • Identify design flaws, make modifications, and address challenges.

Science

  • Apply principles for functional design and stability.
  • Explore material properties and suitability for a purpose.
  • Observe and analyze interactions.
  • Practice teamwork and effective communication.

Approaches to Learning

  • Initiates and completes new tasks by himself/herself.
  • Demonstrates eagerness to learn about and discuss new topics, ideas and tasks.
  • Works cooperatively with others to successfully achieve a goal or accomplish a task.
  • Asks questions and seeks new information with assistance, looks for new information and wants to know more.
  • Practices to improve skills that have been accomplished.

Physical Health Development

  • Develop fundamental physical fitness components, such as strength, endurance, and flexibility.
  • Improve gross motor skills (e.g., running, jumping, throwing) and fine motor skills (e.g., hand-eye coordination, balance).
  • Learn the principles of sportsmanship and fair play.
  • Foster a growth mindset by learning the value of setting achievable goals and persisting in their efforts to reach them.

Additional Information

Digital Learning

Dreambox, our digital learning platform, opens doors to transformative learning experiences in mathematics, providing students with a personalized path to meaningful growth. With interactive and engaging features, the platform adapts to each student’s level and learning needs, ensuring they are appropriately challenged. Once they experience the joy of confidence-building victories, math becomes an entertaining and empowering journey for them.

Science of Reading

With all the fascinating processes and interconnected skills and brain functions that reading involves, it can feel like magic, but the science of reading is very real and vital to your young student. By incorporating the science of reading into our Young Achiever’s Club program, we can help students develop foundational skills so they can become more confident and successful readers. In practice this means plenty of opportunities for decoding (reading words), encoding (spelling), phonological awareness (the sounds of words), vocabulary building, and writing skills in our day-to-day curriculum.

S.T.R.E.A.M.

We embrace comprehensive and holistic S.T.R.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, and Math) education and play to foster creativity and curiosity. By incorporating personal expression, empathy and purpose, students are encouraged to explore hands-on projects that stimulate both analytical and creative thinking, allowing them to develop problem-solving skills and foster innovation.

Social-Emotional Learning

Children flourish when they acquire skills to engage meaningfully with the world around them. Through purposeful interactions with peers and adults, your child will gain a deeper understanding of emotions, cultures and perspectives, fostering empathy and broadening their horizons.

Physical Health & Development

Engaging in regular physical activity is key to fostering growth and development and ensuring a strong, healthy body. Our carefully curated indoor and outdoor activities not only encourage teamwork but also enhance gross motor skills, providing an enjoyable way for children to stay active and flourish.

Safety & Transportation

The safety and well-being of the children we serve is our top priority. All Childcare Network bus drivers must have a valid driver’s license and complete our Vehicle Driver Training Program in order to operate our buses. Our bus drivers also complete first aid and CPR training courses.

Find before- and after-school care you and your child will love.

Our before- and after-school curriculum keeps your child engaged by building upon what they learn in school. With a focus on fostering friendships, promoting character development and encouraging a lasting love of learning, our thoughtful educators provide a well-rounded experience that caters to your student’s individual interests.

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