School is a very important component in the lives of kids and youth because it shapes their future lives and how they interact with other people. However, what many parents don’t understand is that school takes up less than 30% of the child’s time. Now, the question is, what do you do with the other free time? Parents are most probably still at work by the time children are released from school. That means children could remain inadequately unsupervised for a significant amount of time throughout the week.
That is where the value of a quality, well-executed after school program comes in.
When children are not properly supervised for an extended period of time, they might end up getting themselves into a lot of trouble. After all, they are children and are very curious and inquisitive about the world around them. Just imagine what your pre-adolescent child could do from 4 p.m. when they are released from school and 7.00 pm when you return home from work. A great after school program is the solution to ensure they are safe, challenged socially, physically and mentally.
These programs can help in bridging the gap between parents with busy careers and potentially idle students. Therefore, these programs not only help to keep the children safe and engaged after school, but also creative and socially intelligent.
There are numerous benefits of these types of programs besides security. Children can benefit from a variety of programs that can enhance opportunities for intellectual and physical prowess. They can also receive assistance when it comes to doing their homework. Other benefits include sports and recreation, arts and snacks and meals, among others.
Besides creating fun and keeping the children entertained, after school programs play a critical role ensuring that the children grow to become great leaders. Children get to work with different group of other children to solve problems and homework. Working with a diverse group of students, with older members of the community and groups enhance teamwork and flexibility.
Parents & Families
Despite the fact that childcare facilities play such a pivotal role in shaping the lives of our children, it is still very difficult to find the right childcare program for your kid. It is important to do your due diligence to find a good program that helps the parents and society in general by increasing productivity in the workplace. Instead of constantly worrying about their unsupervised children at home, parents can concentrate on their job knowing that their children are in safe hands. Parents may find these type of programs essential in terms of increasing interactions with their children.
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