Toddler to 5th Grade

After School Program

Overview

A Diverse and Engaging After School Experience

Our After School program caters to children from toddler age to 5th grade, providing a nurturing and stimulating environment. The program focuses on homework support, creative and physical activities, and Spanish immersion, tailored to accommodate the diverse needs and interests of each age group.

Our After School Program Philosophy

Our After School program extends the Reggio Emilia philosophy to a wide range of ages, emphasizing
experiential learning, child-led exploration, and the importance of a supportive community.

Individualized Learning

Adapting to each child's developmental stage, we provide activities that challenge and engage them at their level.

Community and Collaboration

We foster a sense of community, encouraging children of different ages to learn from and support each other.

Creative Expression

Children are given numerous opportunities to express themselves creatively, enhancing their artistic and imaginative skills.

Developmental and Life-long Skills

Our program focuses on building a wide range of skills from early developmental milestones for toddlers to advanced competencies for older children.

Cognitive Development

We offer activities that enhance problem-solving, critical thinking, and academic skills.

Social and Emotional Skills

Children develop empathy, cooperation, and communication abilities, crucial for lifelong success.

Physical Development

Our program includes movement and physical activities to promote health and coordination.

Language and Literacy

Emphasizing Spanish immersion, we enhance language skills and cultural awareness.

Independence and Self-Confidence

We encourage self-reliance and confidence, preparing children for future challenges.

Activities

Enrichment Beyond the Classroom

Our After School curriculum is designed to compliment the school day with a balance of learning and fun. Some activities include:

  • Homework SupportWe provide dedicated time and assistance for homework, ensuring children stay on track academically.
  • Creative and Movement ActivitiesA mix of arts, crafts, and physical activities keeps children engaged and active.
  • Spanish ImmersionChildren immerse in Spanish language experiences, enhancing linguistic skills and cultural understanding.

Featured After School Activity: Spanish Playdough Vocals

This after-school activity focuses on enhancing Spanish literacy through sensory play and interactive learning.

  • Children shape vowels out of playdough to connect auditory and visual recognition of Spanish vowels.
  • Emphasizing a positive atmosphere, this activity encourages comfort with language exploration.
  • A blend of hands-on, visual, and auditory experiences promotes active learning of the Spanish language.

Our After School Teachers

We ensure each child is supported, celebrated, and guided as they build fundamental life-long skills.

Ana

Program Designer &
Head Teacher

Lilian

Assistant Teacher
Gallery

A Glimpse Inside

Reviews

Hear What Our Families Are Saying

  • My daughter has been in this program for a couple of years now and it has completely helped her blossom! She has gained more confidence. Highly recommended.

    Andrea Rubenstein
  • We visited a lot of daycares and preschools, and are thankful every day we found Open Minds. Our child has been there for a year, and the energy and dedication of the teachers is astounding. 

    Dervala Hanley
  • Open Minds was a game-changer for our family. The engaging programs and caring staff have made a significant difference in our child’s development and joy for learning.

    Michelle Johns
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