Before & After Care

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Before & After Care

We’ve designed our Before and After School Program as an ideal place for kids to learn, grow, and have fun so you can lead a stress-free professional life and still be a great parent!

Age Range:
Kindergarten – 12 yrs.
Areas of Learning:

Art & Creativity

Computers & Technology

Science & Basic Naturalism

The Peanut Gallery’s After School Care Makes Social Skills, Safety, and Support a Priority

The days when Mom stayed at home to take care of the house and watch the kids have largely been replaced by the new norm: full-time work for Mom and Dad. At The Peanut Gallery, part of our mission is to supply a healthy solution to this challenge! One approach we use is to teach your child the benefits of goal setting—and goal achievement. By learning to take charge of their personal and academic growth at a young age by completing homework assignments and fostering strong friendships, children stand a better chance to lead triumphant lives in our ever-changing world.

Youngsters’ Brains Benefit from Before and After School Lessons

One fascinating reason to consider before and after care for your child revolves around long-term academic achievement. Studies have revealed that high-quality before and after school programs, such as the one offered at The Peanut Gallery, can positively influence school attendance records and classroom behavior throughout high school and college.[1] Other research suggests that our program, which encourages lifelong physical fitness and proper diet decisions, can reduce the chances of kids getting into drugs and committing crimes.[2] By learning to make good decisions at a young age, kids stand to make informed, intelligent decisions throughout their lives.

Individualized Attention Is a Real Advantage for Kids

America’s public school system has become inundated with overpopulated classrooms and a lack of resources, which has caused many children to go through school without having their needs for personal attention and tutoring met. The Peanut Gallery has risen to the challenge! Our before and after school program gives students the personalized attention they require. Our child care professionals co-create learning strategies and lessons based on each child’s grade, personal strengths, and interests. Some interest points include drama, acting, cooking, technology, art, sports, and science.

The Peanut Gallery’s Before and After Program Features:

Ease of Transportation: We understand that getting to and from after school care can be a burden on many parents who work full-time. We offer private transportation to and from many of the nearby schools to make life easier for you and your child. Our team also takes the academic calendars of these schools into account so that your child can continue to learn and grow in a safe environment during half days and academic holidays.

Outdoor Play and Adventures: Time to explore! Anyone who remembers their childhood can relate to the expansive joy and celebratory wellness that accompanies a day of outdoor play. And science supports this! Research has shown that one of the best ways for kids to enhance their academic performance is through physical activity.[3] For hundreds of years, humans have understood that physical fitness has a positive impact on muscle, bone, and emotional wellness. At The Peanut Gallery, we make the most of the impulse to play outdoors by supplying designated outdoor play environments with safe play equipment.

Homework Assistance: Homework can be a drag for the child who lacks attentive support from their teachers. That’s why our before and after care specialists give focused time to each student to help them complete challenging writing prompts and math problems, among other assignments.

Give Your Child the Gift of Learning Life Balance

Placing your child in a dedicated before and after care program at The Peanut Gallery may be one of the best things you can do for the overall well-being, academic development, and social support of your child. We are proud to be pillars of our community, helping families balance work, life, school, family, and play—while teaching kids how to achieve the same important quality of life.

 

[1] http://youth.gov/youth-topics/afterschool-programs
[2] http://youth.gov/youth-topics/afterschool-programs/benefits-youth-families-and-communities
[3] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23465408

*Programs and activities may vary by school and may be subject to change without notice. Please contact your local school for additional information on school-specific programs and activities.

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