School Age Care

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What can my child do at this age?

As your child continues to grow, you will notice new and exciting abilities that your child develops. While children may progress at different rates and have diverse interests, the following are some of the common milestones children may reach in this age group:

6 – 7 Year Olds

Enjoys many activities and stays busy

  • Likes to paint and draw
  • May lose first tooth
  • Vision is as sharp as an adult’s vision
  • Practices skills in order to become better
  • Jumps rope
  • Rides a bike

8 – 9 Year Olds

More graceful with movements and abilities

  • Jumps, skips, and chases
  • Dresses and grooms self completely
  • Can use tools (i.e., hammer, screwdriver)

10 – 12 Year Olds

Remainder of adult teeth will develop

  • Likes to sew and paint

What does my child understand?

As children enter into school-age, their abilities and understanding of concepts and the world around them continue to grow. While children may progress at different rates, the following are some of the common milestones children may reach in this age group:

6 – 7 Year Olds

Understands concept of numbers

  • Knows daytime and nighttime
  • Knows right and left hands
  • Can copy complex shapes, such as a diamond
  • Can tell time
  • Can understand commands with three separate instructions
  • Can explain objects and their use
  • Can repeat three numbers backwards
  • Can read age-appropriate books and/or materials

8 – 9 Year Olds

More graceful with movements and abilities

  • Can count backwards
  • Knows the date
  • Reads more and enjoys reading
  • Understands fractions
  • Understands concept of space
  • Draws and paints
  • Can name months and days of week, in order
  • Enjoys collecting objects

10 – 12 Year Olds

Remainder of adult teeth will develop

  • Writes stories
  • Likes to write letters
  • Reads well
  • Enjoys using the telephone

F.A.Q.

What is the age group in this program?

We provide before and after care for children 5-12 years old.

What does before care in your School Age program look like?

Depending on the center before care starts at either 5:30 am or 6:00 am. Students will eat breakfast, work on schoolwork, and do planned activities and games. Then the children will go to the bus stop or get on the Heartfelt Bus to school.

What does after care in your School Age Program look like?

Starts after school. The children will be picked up from school by the Heartfelt bus or at the bus stop at the center. Then the children will eat a snack. After eating a snack, the children can do homework, play games or do planned activities. Also, children will have the opportunity to go outside and play on the playground.

Can my child attend when they have scheduled days off or snow days at their school?

Days off and snow days are days that the local schools are closed. They children come to center for a full or half day. The days either have a field trip or the teachers plan activities for that day.

What is the ratio in this program?

The ratios for before and after care of school-agers is 1:18. This means that there is 1 teacher to every 18 students/children.

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