Public schools have had to deal with significant budget cuts over the years. One of the ways schools have found to save money is to have an early release day once a week and to incorporate more days off into the school year.
This saves energy, water, and man hours for the school, but many parents have jobs where they can’t take the time off these school cut backs require.
Off Track Day Care is our answer for these busy working parents. The local elementary schools we provide transportation to have various schedules requiring many different trips. These schools have different start and ending times.
All schools have various early releases on specific days, seasonal student breaks, and school conferences. All of these trips are part of our transportation services. This service requires coordination and flexibility. Our three vans ensure your child is delivered and picked up timely.
The morning drop off for Off Track includes staff escorting children to the elementary schools playground. We also stay with the younger kindergarten children on the playground and wait until their teachers come to take them into the class for safety.
The afternoon pick up for Off Track consists of the driver meeting all children at a designated place on the school grounds to ensure all children are safe and accounted for, before leaving the school.
All children are safely buckled in and role is called before the van leaves our school or the child’s elementary school. This service is provided as a standalone service for parents who are need of assistance for their child’s off track school hours. It is on a first come first serve basis. However, if your child is enrolled in our before and after school program they already have a spot in this program.
In Off Track child care, the children get to enjoy all of the same educational centers we make available for all of the children we care for, such as the Reading Loft,Science Center, Math Center and Music Center.
Summer and Vacation Programs:
During school breaks and summer our programs encourage older children join in on the fun. We meet in the large Mustang class and enjoy the some of the same activities.
The curriculum is geared to the older level of children and we still use all the fun learning centers. Many centers are added and changed. We add a wood working center and special activates to the days.
- Monday: Art and creative choices
- Tuesday: Water day including water science experiments
- Wednesday: Field trips to parks and nature adventures
- Thursday: Field trips to fun activities. Bowling, skating, jumping and exploring our community
- Friday: Bike day is always a fun time. The children are invited to bring bikes, helmet, skates and scooters to ride.
We all trek over to the park across the way and spend a day of exercising. We take the balls, Frisbees and parachute to make sure we all are involved in the fun. We spend the day outside including picnic lunching under the covered patio and relaxing in the shade of the trees. Sun screen is a must. We return to school tired but happy. After the fun in the sun we watch a great children’s movie or choose a time playing board games or center choices.
Field trips are a big part of our programs. Our staff ratio is set to make all trips safe and fun. Parents are invited to join us for the field trips and can meet us at the location. Children 5yrs. and older may attend these field trips. We ask students, parents, and staff alike for their recommendations. We visit the children’s museums and the planetarium for educational fun.
Hikes in nature are refreshing as well as educational. Water parks and local parks are always on the agenda as well as local kid activities. Roller skating, jump man jump, miniature golf and bowling help to add to our fun curriculum. Seasonal activities such as the pumpkin patch and corn maze make our time together more memorable.
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