Kids Corner aftercare is designed to serve students from Kindergarten through grade 5. It is a carefully planned flexible program in a supervised environment that allows children to play, make decisions, develop leadership skills, as well as to participate in more structured activities according to their interest.
The program follows the Bloomfield Public School calendar. Students attend the program from school dismissal to 6:00pm. An option for full-day care on most days when school is closed is offered. Kids Corner provides care on early dismissal days.
Upon arrival from the regular school day, the children are given a transition time. At this time, they can meet their own personal needs, enjoy snacks, relax, gather for leisure talk with friends, and receive orientation for the day’s activities. Activities may include supervised athletic games, playground play, arts, crafts, music, drama, board games, computers, weekly library visits, and weekly Friday movies. Time is provided for individualized help with homework. Snacks are provided daily.
Regular enrichment programs are available during the week at Kids Corner. Examples of programs have included private piano lessons, dance, music, cooking, sewing, drama, chess, yoga, jewelry club, and art classes. Most enrichment activities are included in the tuition and some are offered for an additional fee.
At Kids Corner, the entire family is very important to us. We provide events that families can enjoy together. Events have included the Kids Corner Carnival, Pancake Supper, dance and music performances, the Peking Acrobats outing, and Sunday afternoon at the ballet. We welcome new ideas and suggestions for family events.
Throughout the school year, field trips and visits from special guests are planned. These activities are primarily scheduled for days when school is closed and Kids Corner is open for all day care (8:30am – 6:00pm).
For those parents who have a need for occasional after school child care, a drop-in service is available.
Transportation is available from some, but not all, Bloomfield Schools.