Daycare After School Program (6-9 years)
Our after-school program offers school-aged children a safe, secure and fun learning environment. Our S.S.A. teachers offer tutoring and homework assistance, allow for child-initiated activities and encourage children to develop lifelong friendships while participating in our year-round program and summer program. Below are activity groups available to our school-aged students:
- Homework Assistance
- Free Choice – games and group activities
- Creative Arts – cooking, crafts, and hobbies
- Media Club – computers, games, and books
- Summer Camp
Please note: our after-school program is available in certain Smart Start Academy locations. Please call to ensure this program is being offered at your location of choice.
After school programs are a valuable resource for children and parents. Many children come home every day to an empty house after school gets out, usually because their parent or parents are working. This means that not only are children left alone for long stretches of time, but parents are left to worry if their kids are safe.
According to the National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center, the peak time for juvenile crimes and risky behaviors falls during the hours following school, or from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Even at a young age, children get involved in alcohol and drug use. They are also more likely to become a victim of violence during these hours.
Research has shown that enrolling your child in a great daycare after school program can help to improve academic achievement, relieve stress for the entire family, and help children gain confidence. Parents enjoy knowing that their child is not getting into trouble because of boredom, frustration, or loneliness. Also, some children just don’t like being home alone because it scares them. Not only is a daycare after school program a great way for everyone to feel better about what is going on during these particular hours of the day, but it can also decrease behavioral problems and help children learn to handle conflicts better. Adult supervision can make a big difference in the life of a child, but having the type of environment that SSA offers can really help a child thrive.
At Smart Start Academy, our after school program is so much more than a babysitting service or a cool place to hang out and stay out of trouble. We offer school-aged children a safe, secure and fun learning environment. As a school, we aim to foster a learning environment that stimulates the minds and curiosities of everyone who enters through our door.
Our S.S.A. teachers offer tutoring and homework assistance, which is especially beneficial for parents who don’t have time to help their child with their homework every night or have a hard time understanding the assignments. We put an emphasis on allowing for child-initiated activities and encourage children to develop lifelong friendships while participating in our year-round program and summer program. Parents can always rest easier, knowing that their child is in a safe and nurturing environment until they can come home.
We pride ourselves on offering a well-rounded selection of activities to help encourage children to try new activities, improve their understanding of school subjects, and form new friendships with their peers. Our summer program is especially helpful with keeping children engaged in the learning process and losing so much information during the summer break.
Parents often want to know what kind of activities and learning we can provide to students at our school. To give you a better idea on what we have to offer, here are some of the activity groups available to our school-aged students:
• Homework Assistance
• Free Choice – games and group activities
• Creative Arts – cooking, crafts, and hobbies
• Media Club – computers, games, and books
• Summer Camp
Please note: our daycare after school program is only available in certain Smart Start Academy locations. Please call to ensure this program is being offered at your location of choice.
If you would like to learn more or just want to come and see all that we offer, please do not hesitate to call us. We are more than happy to answer questions, give you a small tour, and provide more information to help you make sure that the Smart Start Academy after school daycare program is the right fit for your child.