AFTER-SCHOOL AND SUMMER PROGRAM FOR AGES 5-12
Research consistently proves that high-quality before- and after-school programs have the potential to enhance student engagement and improve academic achievement, by extending the school day in a fun, safe and relaxed environment.
In fact, several evaluations suggest that high-quality out-of-school-time programs can support academic achievement, even without an explicit focus on academic instruction. While this might seem counterintuitive, social and cognitive development are intertwined. Participating in active learning experiences in a safe environment with high expectations and trained, supportive adults can contribute to increased engagement in learning and improvement in behavior and academic achievement. The results of a recent poll from the National After School Association (NAA) and Champions have revealed multiple reasons for parents to consider enrolling their children in after-school and summer programs. What this tells us is that we all want the same things for the right reasons: A safe place for kids to learn and be exposed to new activities, while meeting the needs of working parents.
The after-school program at The Kid’s Corral offers school age children a safe, structured and educational environment. Supervision and support is available before school as well.
Our program offers quiet homework time, with tutorials in all areas. We also recognize the need for students to enjoy themselves after a long day at school.
Our playground includes a basketball court, swings and age appropriate playscape. Indoors we offer a variety of games, puzzles, projects and cooperative group activities.
Special programs are available for these students on holidays and summer breaks as well. During the summer break, The Kid’s Corral offers a camp type atmosphere for school age children, including special days for Science projects, arts and crafts, cooking, sports, and water play.
We provide transportation to and from local elementary schools in buses, not vans. We provide a nutritious breakfast and afternoon snack for our school-aged children. During the summer, we also offer lunch.