We would like to welcome you and your child(ren) to our School Age Program. We are looking forward to working with you and your child(ren) to make this an important part of their school-age care needs and resources either before school, after school or both.
The School Age program is divided into three groups according to grade. The kindergarteners and first graders are called "The Bears". The second and third graders are called "The Bulls". The fourth, fifth, and sixth graders are called "The Bearded Dragons". The children are divided according to these groups during most days off of school and for most meal times. During school days, we like them to mingle as much as possible.
Bus Transportation to and from area Ken-Ton Schools include Franklin, Jefferson, Lindbergh and Roosevelt is available. We also transport to Windermere in the Amherst School District. Most Buffalo Public Schools have pick up and drop off available if you have been assigned a route already. Charter Schools will only drop off.
Here is a sample daily schedule for a school age child:
6:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Arrival and quiet free play. Breakfast will be available
before the children depart to their various schools. On
full days, Breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m. and Lunch
will be served at 12:00 p.m.
2:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Arrival from various schools. Bus times vary from day to day.
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. An afternoon snack is provided everyday for the children.
The children will also pick from our three rooms: The Play Room,
the Quiet Study, and The Fitness Room. They may rotate when
space is available in another room if it is full.
Homework children get first priority in the Quiet Study.
We have outdoor play when the weather is nice, so
please be sure your children are dressed for the weather.
This includes a change of clothes and sneakers are needed daily.
(We do not go out in downpours, but snow is fun!)
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Table games, computers and reading as children are picked up.
Please notify us if you would like them to do their homework First!
Full day care is provided on school holidays and closings. Special activities and field trips are planned for days off and during the Holiday Breaks. We will post a list of when your child(ren) does not have school. We also may put a sign up sheet or pass out a survey so we can get a general idea of how many children to expect. On half days/early dismissal from school, your child must bring in a lunch (unless specified). We only provide lunch if the children are off for a full day. Please remember we are a Peanut/Nut Free Environment due to Severe Allergies.
Don't forget to ask about our Camp Ripen program during the summer!