“The staff members are wonderful and provide exceptional care for my children.”
“It gives me peace of mind knowing my daughter is being cared for in a loving and nurturing environment.”
“…my children get help with their homework while at Open Door which gives my husband and myself extra time to enjoy with them in the evenings.”
The Open Door School Age Child Care Program offers a nurturing and stimulating environment for students. Founded in 1983 to address the need for affordable, quality before and after school care, Open Door stands strong, retaining school age care as its singular focus. With 25 years of providing services to children, Open Door now has 36 sites with over 2200 children in care. Open Door is cognizant of the role of extended day programming in the family, the school community, and each child's growth and development. Nurturing each child, and cultivating academic, social, and lifelong success is our focus.
School age children spend six and a half hours in the structure of an academic setting. As youngsters, they need the opportunity for socialization, active outdoor play, team building activities, development of creativity and fine motor skills, and practice in their school work. Choices are the core of Open Door's programming, to best meet the needs of the students in a before and after school setting. Nutritious breakfast and an after school snack make transitions from Open Door to school and from school to Open Door seamless for children.
Choices for children are the core of Open Door programming. After the structure of the school day, children may need active outdoor activity, or a quiet game with a small group, or space to work a puzzle alone. Different experiences during the day will impact which kind of activity is most suited to facilitate relaxation on any given day. Choices, therefore, are key to meeting the needs of each child.
Activity Centers available every day for both age groups, kindergarten through 2nd grade, and third through fifth grade, include:
Clubs are selected by children, and include:
In this video you will hear students, staff, and the founder of Open Door Care speak about the philosophy behind the company, what it means to them, and how it can benefit your children or organization. Watch the students interact with each other and the staff, and see Open Door in action.
Take a moment to watch the video... we're sure you'll like what you see!
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