Expanded Learning 2021 | 2022
  • Expanded Learning Childcare Programs 

     

  • Program Description

    Offered to students each day that our schools are in session, our program focuses on academics, enrichment, and wellness activities to benefit the whole child. Many youth need childcare beyond the school day. Whether it is before school, after school, or on school days out for parent/teacher conferences or institute days, Expanded Learning offers options to meet the needs of all of our families. Expanded Learning promotes and provides a safe, fun, and engaging environment by providing youth with homework help, a healthy snack, free play, and structured activities that explore culture, art, science, engineering, technology, music, dance, sports, and more! 

    We provide programming for youth in grades K-8 at our Family Resource Center. The Family Resource Center is designed with youth in mind and has a gym, playground, green space, and dedicated spaces for youth to learn, explore, and grow. 

     

    Staff

    The staff in our programs are individuals passionate about working with youth. Staff participates in training prior to the start of the school year to ensure safety and consistency. We believe in supporting all children as they develop skills in academics as well as supporting their social, emotional, and behavioral growth. 


  • Program Options


  • Before School

    Location | Family Resource Center

    Times | 6:45 a.m. - 7:55 a.m. | Elementary Schools | Shuttles to Home School from FRC 

    Description | Doors open at 6:45 a.m. at the FRC and students may enter, grab a small breakfast snack, and make their way to their designated area. Each school will have its own area in order to minimize the mixing of students to the greatest extent possible. Students can eat their breakfast snack and participate in activities that rotate daily between gym, art, playground, or they can choose to read/work on homework. Students will then take a shuttle bus to their home school in time for arrival. 

    Safety Protocols | All safety rules and regulations will be followed based on the guidance from the EMSD63 Board of Education in congruence with other governing agencies. 

     

  • After School

    Location | Family Resource Center

    Times | 2:25 p.m. - 6 p.m. | Elementary Schools | Shuttles from Home Schools to FRC 

    Description | Students will take a shuttle bus from their home school to the FRC each day. Upon arrival, students will be checked into the program and continue to their designated areas. After settling in for the afternoon, students will get their snack. Following snack time, students will have a recreation period, time for homework/reading, a structured activity, and end their day with free choice activities. In order to offer flexibility to our families, our programs are customizable to allow for 3- or 5-day weeks as well as pick up at 5 or 6 p.m. 

    Safety Protocols | All safety rules and regulations will be followed based on the guidance from the EMSD63 Board of Education in congruence with other governing agencies. 

     

  • Early Dismissal Days | School's Out Days | Break Camps

    Location | Family Resource Center

    Times | Vary Depending on Program | All Times Outlined in Registration

    Description | Expanded Learning provides program opportunities for families to secure childcare during days where school lets out early or when there isn't school for students. All programs are outlined in the program selection portion of the registration form.

    Safety Protocols | All safety rules and regulations will be followed based on the guidance from the EMSD63 Board of Education in congruence with other governing agencies.