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  • BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL CARE PROGRAMS

    When school is out, Three Little Fingers extended day programs provide before and after school care.

    Even after school’s out for the day, children need to be engaged in a comfortable, yet stimulating child care environment therefore, we have after school child care for you. Our before- and after-school child care program allows kindergarten and school-age children to balance learning and fun through a variety of experiences. From homework help to fun physical activities, our early education program is designed so that everyone goes home happy.

    Three Little Fingers recognizes the growing physical, intellectual, and social competence of the increasingly independent school-age child. Eager to achieve socially and academically while expanding their knowledge of the world, 4- to 12-year olds seek new challenges, close friendships, and increasing responsibilities.

    Our programs offer enriching learning opportunities in a fun environment for maturing school-age children. This includes before-school and after-school care, back-up or emergency care for school holidays and closings, and exciting winter, spring and summer day camp programs for children up to age 12.

    Before -and After-school programs are designed to

    • Improve academic skills
    • Build school readiness
    • Instill confidence and build competence through a combination of learning and fun

    School Age Programs

    • Our areas of focus give your child endless opportunities to learn and grow.
    • Our child care and camp programs for school age children ages 4-12.
  • Character Development

    Being kind and empathetic, and playing fairly are all things that make up character—and we think it’s important to focus on them.
    Example Activity: “What Would You Do?” is an activity that encourages students to question what is right and wrong in a situation. In this activity children have discussions about topics like ethical dilemmas, which teaches them how to develop positive values like honesty, fairness, and kindness, all while expressing their opinions in their own unique way. 

    Community

    We’re all part of a community—and pitching in and interacting within that community can make a big difference. Your child will learn the value of community participation by being involved in an inclusive classroom community with a focus on group projects that explore common goals and enhance communication skills.
    Example Activity: “A Great Classmate” focuses on building and sustaining an inclusive classroom community by encouraging children to identify and discuss the behaviors that a great classmate does and does not exhibit, and then to make a commitment to treat others with kindness. 

    Creative Expression

    At our Centre, your child will get to express his creativity through movement, dance, drama, music, visual arts, and more! There are no limits to the imagination of a young and active mind—and at our Centre; we want to make sure your child has the freedom to explore his creativity in any way that feels natural to him.
    Example Activity: The Ever-Changing Ball” is an improvisational game that encourages children to use creativity and flexibility to react quickly to directions given by others and to practice performing theatrically.

    Executive Function

    Children learn better when they are focused and able to think before they act. Our curriculum gives your child the chance to build mental flexibility (the ability to handle different situations in different ways) and practice managing his emotions in order to meet challenges and accomplish goals.
    Example Activity: A strategy game called “Sculpture Challenge” uses healthy competition as a learning tool and is an effective way to build skills such as goal-oriented persistence during play

    Enquiry-Based Learning

    STEAM activities (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) give your child the freedom to discover, create, and tinker. Your child will be given problems to solve as well as questions and real-life scenarios to think about so she can learn more about the world around her!
    Example Activity: “Building Bridges” reinforces STEAM skills by encouraging children to create, take apart, and explore.

    Other Programs Components

    Your child will be given the opportunity to dive even deeper into his interests by designing his own program ideas! He can explore a theme or topic that inspires him by starting a project, founding a classroom club, or taking on additional responsibilities in the program as a junior counselor

    Interest Areas

    Life is full of choices, and allowing your child to choose the activities she loves most keeps her excited to learn. Children have time every day to explore their own interests in areas like Creative Arts, the Library, Math and Construction, Puzzles and Games, and Science.

    Creative Arts: An area where children can express themselves through drama, drawing, painting, poetry, and more. 

    Library: A bookworm’s paradise where children can find inspiration and endless adventure.

    Math and Construction: A place where children can solve math problems and puzzles, or build bridges, towers, machines, and more using real-life math concepts.

    Puzzles and Games: An activity area that features group games, challenging brainteasers, and puzzles.

    Science: An area where children can experiment, explore, and discover the secrets of the scientific world.

  • And there’s more!

    Homework Help:  Whether it’s a science project, spelling test, or book report, in our after school child care teachers are here to support your child in completing homework—which frees up time in the evenings for you to be together as a family.

  • Schoolsout Child Care Program
  • Summer Camp