What is the Childrens’ Kastle Before and 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 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!
Happy Parents Say
“We are so blessed to have such wonderful people teach, love and care for our son Dominick. He loves coming to daycare. We never have to worry about him because we know he is in great care. You provide him with a safe environment to learn and grow. Our expectations have been exceeded with the level of care you all have given him. We cannot thank you enough for the time you put in everyday to care for our son. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!”Megan, Rich and Dominick Pavetto
“Childrens’ Kastle, for our family, has been a welcoming place. I think back to that first day back in January 2005, when I had to leave my little, vulnerable 3 month old, I remember thinking “How can I do this?” Well, it was the comforting arms of Debbie who hugged me as I cried, and reassured me that Crosby would be fine, and so would I, while still understanding how difficult it was to have to go back to work full time. I think I called 2 or 3 times that morning just to make sure he was OK, and picked him up after only a half a day. Never was I judged or told to leave, and was assured I could call anytime. We are proud to say that all 3 of our children have been cared for by Debbie-she has been one of the constants, and such a comfort to our family. She is always there to offer a cheerful smile and hello in the morning, and never forgets any of the children that she has cared for.”Danielle Juliano
“We began sending our son to Childrens’ Kastle from 8 weeks old. He was in the program through the start of kindergarten and still attends the after school program today. My daughter now attends Childrens’ Kastle and will follow the same pattern. We found with our son who was going to be a young 5 year old entering kindergarten that he was more than ready when tested to begin school and we attribute a great deal of that to the curriculum at Childrens’ Kastle. We know we will have the same with our daughter. We highly recommend Childrens’ Kastle.”Sue and Todd Puccio