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School-Age

Children ages 5-12 enrolled in public school
  • Program Overview

  • School-Age

    We offer before and after school programs for children enrolled in local public schools. Our relaxed classroom environment offers free choice of activities in the morning for children to participate in before they go to the school for the day.

    Before school children will also be offered a nutritional breakfast to start off their day on the right food. For after school we offer comfortable spaces to complete homework, a nutritional snack, as well as engaging afternoon choices geared toward the older age group interests

    • Homework time
    • Licensed teachers available to assist with homework when needed
    • Breakfast and snacks
    • No school day activities
    • ½ day off from school activities
    • Transportation to and from local public schools
    • Age Group:
      5-12 Years Old
    • Class Size:
      20+ Children
    • Sessions:
      6:00-8:40
      3:30-6:00
      2 days, 3 days, or 5 days per week
      No School Days
      ½ Days of school
    • Public Schools

      Transportation provided to:
      Joliet 86 Taft & Cunningham
      30C Shorewood: Troy Craughwell

    • Bus Stop

      We are a bus stop for PSD 202 Grand Prairie.

    • Homework

      Time is offered daily for children to work on homework when they arrive here at the center.

    • No School Days

      Parents can reserve a spot in the classroom when their child does not have school for the day.

    • 1/2 Days of School

      Parents can reserve a spot in the classroom when their child has a half day of school.

    • Nutrition

      Breakfast and afternoon snack are served daily to our School-Age children.
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  • Sample Class Schedule

    A typical day for the classroom
  • A Typical Day For Your Child

  • This schedule is a sample of a typical day for this classroom. Our teachers plan a detailed curriculum and plan for each planned part of the day, often based on a theme or area of focus for the week.

  • Monday
    6:00 am
    Arrival/Table Activities
    6:00 am
    6:30 am
    Children arrive and choose from activities at the table in the opening classroom
    7:00 am
    Limited Learning Centers
    7:00 am
    8:30 am
    Children are free to explore a limited number of learning centers specified by the teacher

    AM Early Bird Snack
    7:30 am
    8:00 am
    7:30 am
    8:00 am
    8:30 am
    Prepare to leave for School
    8:30 am
    8:45 am
    3:30 pm
    PM Snack
    3:30 pm
    4:00 pm
    Fun and nutritious snack
    4:30 pm
    Outdoor Play
    4:30 pm
    5:00 pm
    Weather Permitting
    5:00 pm
    Basket Activities at the Table
    5:00 pm
    5:30 pm
    5:30 pm
    Books on Tape and Quiet Table Activities
    5:30 pm
    6:00 pm

    Monday

    • Arrival/Table Activities
      6:00 am - 6:30 am
    • Limited Learning Centers
      7:00 am - 8:30 am
    • AM Early Bird Snack
      7:30 am - 8:00 am
    • Prepare to leave for School
      8:30 am - 8:45 am
    • PM Snack
      3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Outdoor Play
      4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Basket Activities at the Table
      5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Books on Tape and Quiet Table Activities
      5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    Monday
    6:00 am
    Arrival/Table Activities
    6:00 am
    6:30 am
    Children arrive and choose from activities at the table in the opening classroom
    7:00 am
    Limited Learning Centers
    7:00 am
    8:30 am
    Children are free to explore a limited number of learning centers specified by the teacher
    7:30 am
    8:00 am
    8:30 am
    Prepare to leave for School
    8:30 am
    8:45 am
    5:00 pm
    Basket Activities at the Table
    5:00 pm
    5:30 pm
    5:30 pm
    Books on Tape and Quiet Table Activities
    5:30 pm
    6:00 pm

    Monday

    • Arrival/Table Activities
      6:00 am - 6:30 am
    • Limited Learning Centers
      7:00 am - 8:30 am
    • Prepare to leave for School
      8:30 am - 8:45 am
    • Basket Activities at the Table
      5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Books on Tape and Quiet Table Activities
      5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    Monday
    4:30 pm
    Outdoor Play
    4:30 pm
    5:00 pm
    Weather Permitting

    Monday

    • Outdoor Play
      4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    Monday
    7:30 am
    AM Early Bird Snack
    7:30 am
    8:00 am
    3:30 pm
    PM Snack
    3:30 pm
    4:00 pm
    Fun and nutritious snack

    Monday

    • AM Early Bird Snack
      7:30 am - 8:00 am
    • PM Snack
      3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    No events available!
    • Everyone I came into contact with was friendly, professional, and made my daughter feel right at home.

      K L
    • My son has been here for a few months and loves it.

      Tafa F
    • The staff is very professional and friendly. My granddaughter loves it there.

      -Ernestina Z
  • Class Educators

    With education and experience in early childhood care
    • Stephanie Collom
      Owner/Director

      My work with corporate preschools allowed me to focus on my dream of opening a preschool with a difference: a school that provides a family-like atmosphere and offers meaningful experiences in a nurturing environment for all children to learn, grow, and achieve in.

    • Jennifer McNair
      Food Specialist

      Having children myself, I have a passion to make nutritious foods for the children here at the center. I enjoy making new meals with a healthy twist that incorporate foods that the children may not typically eat at home.
      It is a true joy to see their smiles when I deliver their food in their classrooms and I look forward to making a difference in their healthy lifestyles here at the center.

    • Michelle Glenn
      Preschool, Early Preschool, Pre-K Teacher

      I truly believe the more kids use their hands the more they learn and have fun. My moto is the messier the task is the more fun it is.

      What I love about working at Educare is that everyone shares the same vision and is dedicated on preparing the kids for the future.

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