I think this sums up afterschool programs nicely. We look out for kids. Our kids are active at least 30 minutes a day & we make sure they get a healthy snack. We run a STEAM program, but we choose topics that interest kids and generate an interest in a variety of STEAM fields. We provide a safe place. We allow room for hands-on exploration and independent inquiry. We encourage creativity and critical thinking. We work outside the box. We provide time to play. We help with homework. We listen. We care. We are afterschool programs, and we look out for kids. It is what we do. It is why we are here. And, honestly, I think we are very, very good at it.
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High Desert Leapin' Lizards Curriculum Coordinator: STEAM and SPARK for Preschool and Afterschool.