Latch Key

LATCHKEY BEFORE-SCHOOL PROGRAM

Our Latchkey building opens at 7:30 a.m. The
children are allowed to free play until the bus arrives at 8:30 a.m.

LATCHKEY AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM

The afternoon bus arrives at 3:30 p.m. and all children are greeted by a staff member as they disembark. The children enter the building, put away their items in their cubbies, and prepare for snack time. Children are then provided with several activity choices. Each day there are different activities in art, outdoor play, indoor play, computer time, and homework help. If you would like your child to begin their homework, please complete the Homework Form and supply them with a pencil case with the necessary school supplies.

NON-SCHOOL DAYS/VACATION/SUMMER PROGRAM

Over the summer and during the school year on non-school days, half days, and vacation days, we provide our children with a full day of organized activities. We also provide breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack. In addition, we will schedule organized field trips and special events to keep your children engaged.

TOYS AND VIDEOS

At the Center we have a “NO” toy policy! We provide a great supply of developmentally appropriate toys for children to play and learn. When children bring toys from home they are lost, broken and sometimes not age appropriate. Throughout the year we will have “sharing” day so the children can bring a toy to share with their friends. We have a “NO” toy gun and weapon policy! Videos and DVD’s may be brought in for quiet time; however, thestaff or Center is not responsible for lost or damaged items.

OUTDOOR PLAY

When the weather cooperates we will spend time outdoors, ranging from a brief walk when it is fairly cool to an hour or two in the summer.

INDOOR PLAY

We provide a variety of age-appropriate toys and activities that will not only entertain your child, but also offer opportunities to learn additional skills.

DISCIPLINE

Our focus is not only on education, but also on respect for one another and respect for property. As a result we don’t allow children to hit or shove other children or verbally abuse them. We also stress that they treat material possessions with respect. There is a difference between playing hard, and using a toy for a purpose for which it was not intended. Occasionally children do not behave in respectful ways. We first remind them of the proper behavior. If the behavior is repeated, a child will be redirected or asked to sit out of the activity until he/she is ready to participate appropriately.

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