KidsCo will schedule a homework period of 55 minutes Monday through Thursday. Our staff will ensure that the atmosphere is quiet and comfortable to help with children focus on their homework needs. KidsCo will also keep a full stock of homework supplies to make sure that the children have a great start to their homework each day. The children are organized into smaller groups during homework time to help increase individual help. Parents will be updated daily on the progress of homework completion through check sheets that are located by the sign in and sign out area. This process will allow parents to know whether their child still has homework to finish at home that evening.
An afternoon snack is an important part of the KidsCo program at your school. We supply the children with a variety of healthy choices each day. The atmosphere of the snack area is warm and inviting. Music, tablecloths, and pictures will help to add to the at home atmosphere. Snack is a time when the children can relax, chat, laugh and enjoy a tasty, yet healthy snack together. Each afternoon snack will include the option of 100% juice or water, a fruit as well as an additional rotating snack item. A monthly snack calendar is posted at each program allowing for parents to monitor their child’s daily snack options.
One of the key components of the KidsCo program is its club offerings. Clubs are designed to incorporate the children’s interests with the fostering of new abilities and hobbies. Clubs may also eliminate the pressure for those children who feel apprehensive about joining outside activities. Parents also benefit from KidsCo’s many club offerings by not having to drive their children to numerous extracurricular activities.
Children have an opportunity to sign up for a variety of exciting club activities such as: Dessert Cooking Club, Mad Science Club, Sports Fans Club, Cheerleading Club, Jewelry Making Club or Bedroom Design Club. Club ideas don’t just come from the minds of our team members. Children have a chance to suggest ideas and create new club ideas. Each week there will be four or five clubs running at a time. Each club will last for approximately two months and then we rotate in new club offerings. Clubs are one of the most anticipated aspects of our KidsCo Before and After School Programs at your school; and yes, clubs are included in your monthly tuition!
Children involved in our sports clubs don’t simply throw the ball around every afternoon. Our sports clubs teach teamwork, sportsmanship, and the rules of the game. Through these activities, children form close bonds with each other and their KidsCo coaches in a competitive, yet supportive, atmosphere. There is a place for everyone at every skill level. Sports clubs at KidsCo are great for those who may be intimidated by extracurricular competitive sports, but who want to participate in an organized recreational sports league. Home and away games are played, and transportation is provided for our first graders and up to play in away games at other KidsCo programs. Don’t forget to wear your school-specific jersey to school on game days! Let’s play!
Field Trip and Theme Days
KidsCo ventures out on many field trips throughout the school year. Information about specific trips are available at your program location as well as in monthly newsletters distributed by your program Director. The pumpkin patch, bowling, swimming and lunch and a movie are examples of trips we may take over the course of a school year. On half days and days of off school when KidsCo is open, KidsCo plans and implements interactive theme days for the children. Some examples of exciting theme days are Olympic Day, Bikes, Trikes and Scooters Day, Jersey Day and DJ Dance Party Day!
Kids Night Out
These are special evenings out planned for children in grades third and up. A typical Kids Night Out may include dinner and a fun activity away from the center on a Friday evening. We could go play laser tag, ice skate or head to a Wizards Basketball Game!
For information regarding registration, hours of operation and tuition prices, please visit our “Forms & Information” page or call the KidsCo Main Office at 301.740.9600.