CARE Academy is available for elementary school-age children (grades K-6) who are currently enrolled as students in schools where the program is offered.
The daily program at CARE Academy is dedicated to providing a setting and schedule which is more “home-like” than “school-like.” The children in the program already spend many hours in school each day. After school, children need some time to relax or rest, and to stretch their bodies as well as their minds. The setting needs to provide a “fun place to be.” Children must look forward to going there each day. The space and materials are stimulating for school age children.
The program goals are to provide a safe and caring environment for all children in CARE Academy with a variety of educational and recreational activities.
The key elements are: (1) Homework help/academic assistance and educational games; (2) Physical activity including a variety of sports and age-appropriate games; (3) Enrichment activities ranging from arts & crafts to music; (4) Finally, just “free time” for children to pursue their favorite interests.
Hours for the School Year are from 6:45 am to the start of school and from class dismissal to 6:00 pm.
Information provided by United Way at www.unitedwayyellowstone.org/care-academy-1