Benefits of after-school programs and activities

Extracurricular Classes as part of an After School Program?

Have you ever heard of a place with different ones under the same roof? There are so many known benefits of having your child in some sort of after-school program or activity, but do you know which ones? Let's go over them!

Throughout the developing years, children should be exposed to a variety of situations, social interactions, activities, and sports that will streamline and determine their interests moving forward in life, and each one of those activities will give them the experiences they need to form skills that become useful through their entire academic experience.

Our after-school program has been created with the idea of providing kids a fun and safe environment where they can experiment with their creativity, find the fun in learning, and grow with a better understanding of their overall affinities. Each one of our classes was carefully selected after receiving input from the ample community of parents who have engaged with us and participated on our program these last few years, which has helped us us to create a broad portfolio of activities that will satisfy the natural curiosity of the developing ages of 5 to 9 years old, along with that, each workshop is taught by industry professionals who have years of experience in their particular fields, and who make for the most interesting and fun classes.

Each day, kids will have 2 different classes taught by specialised teachers, along with Group Tutoring, to reinforce the knowledge they acquired during their school day, and it's a great chance to get through homework to make for a relaxing evening at home. The best part of our school program is the sense of routine they will develop, as we offer complimentary pick up from school, a full afternoon of activities, and once everything is done, it's time to go home!

Let's get through some of the benefits you'll find in having your child in an after-school program:

  1. Sense of belonging, building friendships and confidence!

This is one of the biggest benefits we have seen from our experience, the relationships they can build with each other, and that overall confidence they find within themselves, you truly see a full change through their experience as time goes on. 

2. Teamwork:

They also develop great teamwork skills, as some of our classes require them to work together to problem solve on the go, like our STEM Projects, these are hours and hours of fun and creative learning, and exploring new hobbies/interests, and developing lifelong skills!

One of our favourite classes is our Cooking - Master Chef Sessions, in them, our incredible Le Cordon Bleu Certified Chef shares many recipes, teaching them so many different techniques they can use in order to make the most incredible recipes. 

These classes are always a hit, and not only are they incredibly fun, but in them, they can also learn many skills that will help them later down the line, as they can experiment with and create as they go older, building a sense of independence and confidence, which in turn provides them with the right tools in order to become capable adults with a sense of adventure in their meals.

In the terms of exploring new hobbies, if cooking isn't up their alley, we also have Visual Arts classes, this is a huge part of our after-school program, it's a segment in which they will be able to explore many different areas of creative endeavours, allowing for creative self expression.

It's the novelty of creating something useful with your hands, creating something beautiful, and something fantastic that lets imaginations run wild. Our Visual Arts classes are created by an amazing Visual Arts artist, where they can learn from drawing with charcoal and pastels, to painting and clay modelling.