After School & Extended Care
Preschool After School & Extended Care Program 2022-23
After School is an enrichment-based, specialized program offered at the 152 North 5th Street Preschool Campus. The After School and Extended Care programs are assisted by Northside faculty Monday through Friday 3:00 pm- 5:25 pm. After School runs 300-4:25 and Extended Care runs 4:25-5:25. All After School outside vendors and instructors have gone through interviews, reference checks, and background checks, and are supervised and evaluated by the Williamsburg Northside administrative team. The After School program will run Monday to Friday with days off when school is not in session. Most instructors will be full time Northside faculty members.
In this class, all young yogis will be introduced to foundational yoga concepts, movements and mindfulness exercises, in an environment that celebrates movement and fun after a long day of school using tools like music and storytelling. All our yogis will have a weekly experience that prioritizes mindfulness as well as physical activity in a developmentally appropriate way.
Children will become super scientists when they meet for a mix of sensory and scientific exploration each week in Super Sensory Science! Exciting scientific concepts like buoyancy, changing states of matter, chemical reactions, and more will be brought into the classroom. We will be approaching investigations through kinesthetic and tactile learning so children can engage in the most sensory ways possible.
Wednesday- Art Studio
The studio is a wonderful and messy space in which children will become choice-makers as they find their own unique visual voice! Through open-ended exploration, children will be guided through process-based investigations to become more acquainted with the qualities and properties of art tools and concepts.
Thursday- Books Alive
Children will get creative about storytelling and dramatization using engaging props like costumes and props to reenact read alouds, verbal tales, or even personal and inventive stories. Children will be guided to collaborate and develop ideas as a group, and offered age-appropriate guidance and structure in order to facilitate their dramatizations.
Friday- Soccer with Born Kickers
Born Kickers will provide our children with an entry point to learn soccer and physical education through fun and engaging sessions packed with active exercises. In these classes, both age groups will gain practice and familiarity with basic motor skills of soccer, and a fun introduction to organized athletics!