For a number of parents here is South Brevard, the day does not end with the ring of the school bell. Many parents work until later in the evening and the only option is to find a quality after school program for their little ones. But not all programs are created equal. When it comes to finding the right place to enroll your child there are a number of things to consider.
Research Your Options:
Instead of convenience being the deciding factor, find an after school program that will meet the educational and relational needs of your child. Involve your children in the process. Since they are the one who will be sending time there, make sure they are comfortable. Read reviews, ask friends and do your home work. Before making a final decision, take a tour of the school and ask a lot of questions. The more you know the better you will feel about leaving your kids there after school.
After School Programs are Not Baby-Sitting:
After school programs are meant to nurture and foster the educational experience. At Bayside, our goal is to create an environment where your child can continue to learn, but have a blast while doing it. This is essential in helping develop a love of learning. Finding a balance here is key here. Every child is different, so finding the program with multiple options is huge.
Every kids needs some time to explore their own choices. While having structure is important, it is just as important to remember they are just kids. Allowing free time for the students helps them to relax and be themselves. Most of the time, when children are allowed to have some time to choose an activity they want, they are more likely to participate in more structured parts of the after school program.
Here at Bayside Discovery Center, we understand you have a busy schedule and it can be hard to determine what is the best plan for your child after school. When looking at the option of enrolling your child in an after school program, do your research to make sure that your child has a great experience. Make sure they have a good balance of education and fun. If you have any questions about our school or after school program contact us today or stop by for a tour.