Before and After School Care: Healthy Minds

To encourage the development of a healthy mind, staff provide programming based on the interests of the children that encourages them to use their knowledge and skills.  To help with growth in such areas, challenges are also regularly provided that require the children to use problem solving skills to overcome obstacles.   Challenges may take the form of individual activity adjustments or larger tasks that require team work and/or cognitive thinking to succeed.

 

During the school year, Character Education occurs with a different value examined each month.  In addition to discussions concerning each value, opportunities are provided regularly for the children to practice and demonstrate what they have learned.  

 

Time is also taken throughout the year for the children to learn about various cultural and social activities and events.  Planned to coincide with school activities or separately in lieu of such, recognition of these cultural/social events occurs through discussion and engaging program activities.  Through providing such to the children, staff assist them in learning more about the community and world surrounding them and help the children to become more knowledgeable and respectful individuals.