Before and After-School Care
Ages 4 Years - 12 Years
Before-after school programs provide support to families with children in Kindergarten to age 12, by offering supervised activities that support the interests, skills and abilities of a school age child. During our before and after-school care we provide children with nutritious snacks and allow the children to freely express themselves in the activities they choose. Specifically available to our before and after-care program is our game stations and group play activities. Children are given the option to play in one of our two playgrounds. We have volunteer tutors who attend to help children with their homework or subjects they may be struggling. Access to materials to complete homework and projects are readily available. Our after-school care classes incorporate games and challenges for kids to complete while working in groups and we also provide a safe warm place for children who prefer to work independently.
How Does Divine Care Academy Provide High Quality Care?
Our program is full of soft carpets, quiet areas, comforting family photos, colorful toys, and exciting learning materials. Effective teachers design classrooms that are organized and familiar which encourage children's learning.
Play spaces are organized by interest areas. For example, there are areas with materials for quiet play and more active play. Toddlers can play alone or in small groups. Children have many opportunities for active play. The play equipment is safe and challenging for toddlers. We have 3 options for physical play ensuring children are physically active even during bad weather days. Teachers read intriguing stories to children and provide sturdy board books for toddlers to look at. The books reflect the children's languages, cultures, and families.
Toddlers love to move—climbing, jumping, dancing! Teachers offer your child many ways to be active, both indoors and outdoors. They also provide materials and activities that interest children his age and help improve his hand coordination, like scribbling with crayons and stacking toys.
Cognitive development is your child's ability to make sense of the world around him. It includes memory, language, thinking, and reasoning. Classrooms are set up so toddlers can learn to how to solve problems by sorting objects, doing puzzles, taking things apart and fitting them back together, and so much more! Teachers offer children a range of activities and experiences that inspire and challenge them.
Teachers are trained to spend a lot of time talking to children so that they learn how words should sound and how conversations go back and forth. They read books with simple stories and use songs, rhymes, and finger plays that have repeating patterns.
Hours Of Operation
Monday to Friday 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Extended Hours (additional charges): 6:00 pm – 8pm