A variety of activities are programmed at Before, After School and Vacation Care (e.g. cooking, painting, craft, music and dance, outdoor activities). Opportunities for unstructured and quiet play are also provided including areas for children to withdraw from all activities. Our aim is to provide developmentally appropriate activities that support the development of each child’s social, emotional, lingual, physical, intellectual, social, creative skills. The program seeks to foster self-esteem and confidence in children by including their own ideas into the planning and providing experiences that encourage children to negotiate and cooperate in small groups.
Routine plays an important role in a successful school age care setting. It allows the service to operate effectively and efficiently and makes for a relaxed environment for children, parents and staff. Routines provide consistency, prevent confusion, reduce staff workload, reduce behavioral problems promote and ensure general hygiene practices.