Homework time is a priority during our day. To ensure success we separate the children by age group for a focused study environment. Upon completion all homework is inspected by a staff member. The children who do not have homework spend the beginning of their time involved in silent reading, for those still learning to read an older friend will assist them. After reading time, the kids are engaged in an organized outside activity. A child cannot participate in an outside activity unless all home work due the next day has been completed. Homework time starts at 3:30 p.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m. At 4:30, if any child has not finished their homework, a counselor will stay back until the work has been completed per parent request.
We play games, indoor or out, board games, physical games, and so forth. We have arts & crafts, you name it, we’ve probably done it. We make time to pray and meditate while connecting to ourselves and the world. We also offer seasonal enrichment classes: chess, crochet, origami etc.
Do you remember making forts? That’s right, forts. With the increase in electronic device usage, children are losing their sense of nature. In the best selling book, Last Child in the Woods, author Richard Louv refers to this loss as “…nature deficit disorder.” We emphasize the importance of nature in our activities and curriculum, it is a program goal to spend as much time outside as possible.