What is the Childrens’ Kastle Before & After School Program?
The Before & After School child care program at Childrens’ Kastle fills in the gaps in your child’s day. We provide a secure, caring, and stimulating place for your child during times when the child is not in school and parents are unable to be home. This may be in the morning before school starts, in the afternoon after the school day ends, or on school holidays and days off.
Each morning, our staff will put your child safely on their bus at our facility (please click here for details on transportation arrangements). Prior to leaving for school, quiet activities like reading and board games will acclimate your child to the school day ahead.
The after school portion of our program starts with an energizing afternoon snack as children arrive. We then have a Bible story, arts & crafts time, and sports or large group games either outside or in the gymnasium. Our staff will also assist your child with homework each day.
As educators, it is our goal at Childrens’ Kastle to provide the highest quality care for your child in a comfortable and caring atmosphere. In the classroom, we strive to encourage the children to build a team-like bond.
Many of our activities are group oriented to promote unity among the children. Working together triggers an important closeness, which allows the children to bond and grow as friends.
What does a full day in the School Age Room look like?
A full day with the school-agers starts with circle time where we “pray to start the day,” say the Pledge to the American Flag, and then do a few morning exercises to get our blood flowing.
We have Bible and song time in which we learn about a weekly Bible story and sing fun, worshipful songs to the Lord. We have Art / Science time where we create or participate in fun science experiments. We have outside play and group games as well.
During the summer months, we walk to Keysa Town Park for swimming, and provide dance and tumbling classes. For the athletic children, soccer, basketball, flag football, and kickball are offered daily in our large outdoor fields or full size gymnasium. Your child will also participate in educational field trips throughout July and August. For details please see our Summer Camp program!