Before CareThe Before Care Program provides children with a safe, fun and nurturing environment in the hour before school begins. Children have the opportunity to work on arts/crafts, play quiet games, explore various table toys and socialize with their classmates. Staff at each site include the site coordinator and one to three child care aides.
After CareThe After Care Program was developed to provide children with a nurturing, safe and enriching environment in their non-curricular time in child care. In an effort to make this time fun and rewarding, we provide a variety of activities, playground time when weather permits, as well as supervised homework support daily. The site coordinators are responsible for planning daily activities for the children with the help of several child care aides who assist in implementing them.
Weekly Schedule: Linden and Forest Avenue Schools
3:15-3:30 Snack time
3:30-3:45 Homework (Linden and Forest Avenue Schools)
3:45-4:45 Outside Playground or Inside Gym
4:45-6:00 Rotating Activity and Free Play
Some of our Rotating Activities include Legos, Play dough, Magnets, Cooperative Games, Yoga for Kids, Scooters, Arts and Crafts, Board Games, Blocks, Puzzles, Diversity Fridays, Movies, Songs, Story Time and more.
Weekly Schedule: Ridgewood Avenue School
3:10-3:20 Snack time
3:20-4:15 Outside Playground or Inside Gym Time
4:15-4:45 Homework (30 minutes or more if needed)
4:45-6:00 Free Play, Board games, Puzzles, Computer games, Uno, Arts & Crafts, Movies, Special Projects, Basketball and more.
On days when school is not in session but the program is operating (i.e., NJEA days, February and Spring Breaks), the program runs from 7:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Parents may sign their children up for vacation day care on a first come first served basis. Spaces are held for these vacation days when full payment and registration is received. Program Director plans special activities for these days.