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before-school programs

“Before-school programs” are defined as programs that provide support to families with young children by providing supervised and structured activities that entertain and/or teach.


After-School Programs and Children’s Mental Health: Organizational Social Context, Program Quality, and Children’s Social Behavior

scientific article published on 14 February 2020


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motor skills

A motor skill is an intentional movement involving a motor or muscular component, that must be learned and voluntarily produced to proficiently perform a goal-oriented task, according to Knapp, Newell, and Sparrow.


Summer Camp

Summer camp is a supervised program for children or teenagers conducted during the summer months in some countries. Children and adolescents who attend summer camp are known as campers. The traditional view of a summer camp as a woody place with hiking, canoeing, and campfires is evolving, with greater acceptance of newer summer camps that offer a wide variety of specialized activities. For example,
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potty training

Toilet training (also potty training or toilet learning) is the process of training someone, particularly a young child or infant, to use the toilet for urination and defecation. Attitudes toward training in recent history have fluctuated substantially, and may vary across cultures and according to demographics. Many of the contemporary approaches to toilet training favor a behaviouralism- and cognitive psychology-based approach.


VPK

Pre-kindergarten (also called Pre-K or PK) is a voluntary classroom-based preschool program for children below the age of five in the United States, Canada, Turkey and Greece (when kindergarten starts).
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Odyssey Charter School

Odyssey Charter Schools develop active learners who discover their interests and broaden their knowledge in an engaging environment of academic excellence. Through a workshop model that emphasizes student choice and emotional well-being, students collaborate with peers, teachers and community members. Our thoughtfully designed curriculum promotes social responsibility that impacts the larger community.


Westside Elementary

This school is rated about average in school quality compared to other schools. Students here are making about average year-over-year academic improvement, this school has below average results in how well it’s serving disadvantaged students, and students perform above average on state tests.


Summer

Summer is the warmest of the four temperate seasons, falling between spring and autumn. At the summer solstice, the days are longest and the nights are shortest, with day-length decreasing as the season progresses after the solstice. The date of the beginning of summer varies according to climate, tradition and culture, but when it is summer in the Northern Hemisphere it is winter in
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