Back to school elicits so many different emotions in families - some members are thrilled for a new year and seeing familiar faces, others are filled with anxiety at the thought of changes and new expectations. Many of us - both kids and parents - are awash in a mix of these emotions depending on … Continue reading Transitional Peace
Here's The Village Afterschool Enrichment program at a glance: What we do -The Village provides enrichment and care for children in grades K-5. -Enrichment includes areas of: music, STEAM, literature and communication, physical activity and recreation. -The Village is a faith-based program. Children participate in chapel once per week, offering an opportunity to grow in … Continue reading The Village at a Glance – The Whats and Whens of Our Program
We're a week and a half into summer "vacation," and some of us parents may be feeling the pressure. Before you start anxiously scouring Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, and Googling "summer survival," read this article from Psychology Today. Yes, our children DO think differently than we do. Taking five minutes considering that difference may save you … Continue reading Summer survival?! Start here…
At The Village we have been witness to some amazing growth, friendships, learning, and self-discovery. We feel strongly that organized afterschool enrichment offers rich opportunities for learning about oneself, including talents, interests, and challenges. This article from Understood.org highlights the benefits of afterschool programs for children with learning difficulties. In our experience, the benefits of … Continue reading The benefits of afterschool
Many families face the challenging question of the afterschool window. Work schedules don’t readily follow school schedules. Some of us are transitioning back to onsite workplaces, and some continue to navigate working remotely. So what to do with the kids? The Village offers a unique answer to this question. The Village focuses upon a child-centered, … Continue reading Afterschool window: What’s your view?