Security, Support, and Socialization
In many families, both parents work full-time once their child has entered primary school. We understand you have demanding careers. That’s why Gateway Academy’s before and after school care makes it easy on you: we make sure your child receives help with their homework, spends time studying for tests and exams, and enjoys quality time with their friends. A safe environment, intimate classrooms, and experienced teachers help your youngster set and meet academic goals. These enhanced mornings and afternoons are an invaluable addition to your child’s elementary education.
Our Before & After Care Program Features:
- Customized Learning Programs: While formal education becomes increasingly standardized across the country, Gateway Academy’s before and after school program is tailored towards every individual child’s needs, goals, and interests. Each learning program considers age and developmental growth. We offer diverse, age-appropriate activities for children from five to 12 years old. Your child can chose from a variety of interest areas, including technology, sports, art, reading, drama, organized games, cooking, and science.
- Outdoor Adventures & Activities: Physical activity has been shown to have an immensely positive impact on learning. Research suggests that children with a higher level of physical activity tend to perform better academically. In addition, physical activity is great for developing muscles, bones, and emotional well-being. We provide secure outdoor facilities where your child can play and exercise under the supervision of attentive caregivers.
- Help with Homework: We make sure that your child not only completes his or her assigned homework, but also receives sufficient assistance when encountering difficulties. Your child is guided through tough homework problems in small classroom settings with the help of knowledgeable teachers. Upon completion, your child can enjoy the rest of the day and play with friends or enjoy hobbies.
- Seamless School Days: To make the school day as seamless as possible for your child, we offer private transportation to and from many local elementary schools. Our before and after care program also takes school holiday schedules into account, so your child’s academic development is supported during breaks.
The Benefits Extend Well Beyond Elementary School
The positive impact of before and after school programs extends well beyond elementary school. Studies have demonstrated that high quality after school programs may improve school attendance, classroom behavior, and academic aspirations, which in turn are indicators for educational success in high school and college. Moreover, Gateway Academy’s comprehensive before and after care promotes a healthy lifestyle through physical activity and balanced eating, which correlates with a lower likelihood of drug use and criminal behavior. Throughout our program, we encourage your child to make informed decisions, so they learn to make good choices for the rest of their lives.