The school age program's mission is to provide children
with a safe, fun, and relaxing place to be. The atmosphere
is designed to be different from the school environment,
a comfortable place between school and home.
Dartmouth Children's Center provides
care and programs to children before and after school as
well as during school closings and school vacations.
Before school, children have the opportunity to bring
their breakfast and eat at the center. After school children
will be provided with a nutritious snack.
Within the school age program, there will be areas for
quiet work, reading, arts and crafts and recreational activities.
The children are involved in the planning of their days.
Group projects are offered to promote a child's positive
self-esteem, curiosity, creativity and sense of responsibility.
Individual projects will encourage the development of life
skills and enhance motor skills. Activities will augment
the child's language, reading and writing skills as well
as promote creative problem solving.
theme related art projects
Recreational games (basketball, wiffle ball,
relay races, soccer, kickball etc.)
hobby crafts, pottery,
self-expression with art media such
as clay, paint