School Age Children
Our Before and After School Program is for children ages 5 to 11 years of age. This program strives to provide more physical activities and health education to decrease and prevent obesity; provide more engaging, hands-on activities; to help students meet NC learning standards; and give more opportunities for free play/choice. To empower learning through mentoring, academic assistance, enrichment and recreational opportunities.
The morning program opens at 6:00 am and runs until 6:45 am Monday through Friday. The morning session consist of a breakfast snack and then we transport children to school for the day.
The afternoon session operates from 2 pm until 6 pm Monday through Friday. We pick up your children from school and transport them back to Catawba Ridge Child Development Center. Upon arrival at the center, children are given a snack and then participate in a variety of activities which includes time for children to work on homework. They are also given the opportunity to relax and unwind after a long day at school. Children will be exposed to learning centers, playground activities, games and much more.
There are many goals for this program which are:
- Provide a place where self-esteem is nurtured and supported.
- Develop an appreciation of our multicultural heritage.
- Teach children ways of solving conflicts.
- Provide homework assistance.
- Provide opportunities to learn new skills.
The Before and After School program will have appropriate activities scheduled weekly and included some of the following:
Arts and Crafts
Books and Language
Health and safety
Music and Rhythm
Sand and Water Play
Searching for “After School Care Hickory NC”? Catawba Ridge Child Development Center provides excellent child care in Hickory, NC.
- Open 6 a.m. Until 6 p.m. Monday - Friday
- Rated 4 Stars
- Enrolling 6 Weeks Through 12 Years
- Before/After School Care
- Summer Camp
- DSS Vouchers Accepted
- USDA Approved Meals