Benefits to After School Care
Parents often feel guilty about having their children in care. However there are some great benefits to a well thought out, fun and supportive environment like what you find at Te Kaha Kids.
We offer structured homework help. So getting it done during the program can make everyone’s evening more pleasant and relaxing.
All inclusive programs encourage children of all kinds of backgrounds and abilities to learn how to work together and to have fun together. It really does foster a feeling of belonging.
A good afterschool program can turn the aimless hours after school into productive learning time. That’s a big benefit for kids with learning and attention issues.
A citywide afterschool program allows children to get to know different kids than those they see at school. That means they don’t have to deal with the same cliques and social issues constantly.
At Te Kaha Kids there is a 1:9 adult to child ratio which as a result, kids with learning, behavioral or attention issues or with diagnosed disabilities are more likely to be included and feel part of the group.
Te Kaha Kids promotes cooperation, support and respect. This can help kids feel more secure about joining a game or starting a conversation. And if they slip up, a sympathetic staff member is on hand to remind them to talk or act kindly.
It is a sad fact that children are most likely to be involved in or a victim of a crime between the hours of 3-6pm. Te Kaha Kids is a safe environment to protect your kids.
We aim to make learning more fun. In our sessions, there aren’t tests and students may work together in groups. For kids with learning and attention issues, these classes can be stress-free, fun and meaningful.
Te Kaha Kids also offers arts options like drama, craft, woodwork, cooking and music which exposes children to a variety of activities that they might not get another opportunity to do.
Does this sound like a program you would like your children to be involved in?
Benefits to being in after school care are well documented. Don’t let the critics get you down. In a supportive, inclusive, positive environment your children can thrive!!