Reminder: Schools have early dismissal this week and the children need to bring lunch.

Schoolage Aftercare

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 is licensed by the state of New Jersey and staffed by a certified Director/Teacher (NJ Licensed Elementary Teacher), a certified Program Supervisor/Administrator, teacher aides and volunteers who are carefully chosen to give special care to the personal and individual needs of each child.

The program follows the Bloomfield Public School calendar. Students attend the program from school dismissal to 6:00 p.m. An option for full-day care on most days when school is closed is offered. Kids Corner provides care on early dismissal days. There is no additional fee for most 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 snack, 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. Snack is 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, wood working, 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 that have been held in the past include 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 (8:30 am - 6:00 pm).

For those parents who have a need for occasional afterschool child care, a drop-in service is available.

Transportation to Kids Corner is available from most Bloomfield Schools.


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