School Age Programs, 6 years - 12 yearsDownload Flyer
The Creative Explorers curriculum is a fun exploration of a variety of themes, each designed to spark the imagination of school-aged children. Daily theme-related activities motivate children to explore Language Arts, Science and Math, Creative Arts, Creative Dramatics/Music/Movement, and Character Education/Social Studies.
This program provides safe, convenient care for your child before and after school hours while giving them the opportunity to participate in activities that interest them. The curriculum focuses on language arts and literacy, science, creative arts and character education.
Activities in the school-age classroom include:
Reading theme-related books, reflective activities, learning about different parts of the country, finding out how something happens in science, create a treasure map and participating in community involvement initiatives.
Areas of Development
Creative Explorers development is divided between before and after school care.
Before School: As children wait for the school bus or van, their days begin with a great spark of imagination. Your child will be offered a healthy morning snack, which is a great way to prepare for school. School-aged children will have the opportunity to participate in small group activities, such as building blocks, reading books, playing games, designing artwork, and even reviewing math facts for a quiz in school.
After School: Once the children return to Kiddie Academy after school, their afternoons are filled with many options. Children are offered an afternoon snack to fuel them for the rest of their day. Some families would like their children to complete their homework at Kiddie Academy, so a homework table is set up in a quiet corner of the room, and teachers are present to provide guidance. Other children choose to participate in one of the many activities that are available, such as making collages, producing a play, writing to a pen pal at another Kiddie Academy location, or even building an amusement park using materials of their choice.
Character Education: At Kiddie Academy, we believe it is important to reinforce values introduced at home. Each month, a value, such as loyalty or acceptance, is introduced to your child throughout the program activities, enabling him to better understand the society in which we live, and how to interact successfully with others. School-agers can write a class pledge to promote loyalty to their Kiddie Academy friends.