School Age

The School age program is designed for children from kindergarten to age 12.  For school age children Child's Play offers before and after school care, non-school day childcare, and a summer program.  The school age child works on lifelong skills to promote good decision-making and social interaction. The environment is enriched to enhance literacy and math skills. The summer program focuses on the development of leadership skills, independence, and self-esteem. 

Group Size: 10 - Adult to Child Ratio: 1:10

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Activity

Description

Singing and Music

Promotes music appreciation by providing listening, singing, & dancing activities through the use of CD’s, tapes, musical instruments, and through Growing with Music (an independent program that comes into the center).

Reading Time

Promotes multi-cultural learning about community, family, values, and emotions through the use of books, magazines, magnet board, taped stories, & flannel board stories.

Circle Time and Story Time

Develops listening and communication skills through group activities such as: songs, finger plays, and flannel board stories.

Writing Experience

Develops basic writing skills and explores the written language through the use of easels, chalks, pencils, pens, and doodle boards.

Science

Promotes learning about science and discovering our world through simple science experiments that are supplemented with tools such as a sensory table, water table, and magnifying glass.

Math

Reinforces and develops math skills, counting and number recognition skills through the use of manipulative equipment such as toys, flashcards, puzzles and through writing and solving math problems.

Computers

Introduces and develops basic computer skills through the use of educational computer games.

Arts and Crafts

Provides opportunities to create through structured projects and provides guided practice with paint, crayons, markers, glue, and scissors.

Space & Sequence

Develops an understanding of numerical order through file folder games and flip cards, as well as strengthens special awareness skills (above, under, next to) through verbal direction, games, and books.

Dramatic Play

Develops social skills and allows school age children to explore real life through imaginary play by using “life like” toys such as: the play kitchen, dolls, cars, trucks, and puppets.

Cognitive Development

Stimulates thinking and reasoning skills through the use of number/letter games and card games.

Sensory Development

Stimulates the 5 senses through art and science experiments as well as the use of water, the sand or rice table, and cooking.

Manipulative Development

Develops fine motor skills through the use of legos, lacing beads, links, and thistle blocks.

Large Muscle Movement

Develops gross motor skills through the use of playground and sports equipment.

Outside Play

Promotes appreciation of nature through group walks, playground activities, and field trips.

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