Providing a safe place for children to go after school is so important and parents want to know that their kids are not only safe and well cared for physically but emotionally as well. Providing an After School Club Program can be beneficial in many ways. Continue reading “The Psychological benefits of After School Clubs”
The benefits of after school clubs
Chances are if you have ever attended, worked in, or had your child attend an after-school program you will find daily activities such as Arts & Crafts, Homework time, inside and outside games, and snack time. These daily activities are designed to provide a safe, stable, and structured environment for children. There are times, however when this daily schedule may become somewhat of a grind leaving center staff and children wanting more. After school clubs are a way to add new life and enthusiasm into the program.
What are after-school clubs?
Clubs are a combination of all the best aspects of an after-school program. They can include games, arts & crafts, learning & special events. Typically they last 4-6 weeks and are planned by After School center staff. They are also designed to fit a certain theme. Your center staff can choose a topic/hobby that they specialize in such as dance or music or you can tap into popular children’s themes.
Example Club Theme & Activities:
Taste of Asia Club
Week 1: Dragon Wands
Week 2: Make Candy Sushi
Week 3: Kung Fu Panda Frames
Week 4: Taste Asian food- Sushi, egg rolls, & Orange Chicken and watch the movie Mulan.