Park Street Academy offers outstanding afternoon programming for our Full Plus students. Our Kids Clubs are designed to challenge, stimulate and delight your child! Each afternoon, students experience a different Kids Club with their class, designed to engage them with children’s literature, arts & crafts, science, cooking and dance. Students also spend time throughout the afternoon participating in free play, dramatic play, story time, fine-motor and sensory activities.
In addition to our daily Kids Clubs, we offer three optional enrichment classes: Super Sports (kid’s soccer / fitness), Tennis and Yoga Kids to compliment your child’s exciting afternoon schedule. These meet on a weekly basis and are available to all of our students, regardless of their schedules (Full Plus or part-time). During the school year, we offer multiple opportunities for parents to register for any or all of these classes as a supplement to our regular afternoon Kids Clubs.
Park Street Academy is excited to offer quality tennis lessons to our young tennis pros! For thirty minutes each week, children will develop a basic understanding of tennis in this success-oriented program. Using child-friendly equipment and age-appropriate games, drills and exercises, we will promote physical fitness and improve gross motor skills, speed, balance, agility and eye-hand coordination. Most importantly, this safe, fun, stimulating class will lay the foundation for participation in this wonderful lifetime activity.
Super Sports offers Park Street Academy kids a combined physical education program, encompassing soccer, basketball and fitness. Each class begins with basic fitness, including stretching, strengthening, balance and a cardio warm-up. Alternating weeks focus on soccer or basketball, using age-appropriate equipment to teach the fundamentals of each sport. Skills will include running, dribbling, passing and shooting. This program is designed to improve agility, strength, flexibility, gross motor coordination and control, as well as overall physical well-being. All activities, games and drills are geared for young children, helping them to develop positive associations with exercise and fitness, and inspiring them to make healthy choices.
Our afternoon enrichment options include yoga classes for our students. Yoga is defined as “union,” bringing together mind, body and spirit. The same is true for kids’ yoga. Children will learn poses (asana), breath (prana) exercises and techniques to bend and stretch the body and to calm the mind. In this 30-minute class, children experience yoga through songs, games, books and yoga adventures. Almost all yoga poses can be found in nature, so kids learn how to be animals, trees, mountains and more. The program will strengthen growing bodies, enhance body awareness, spark creativity and imagination, provide tools for stress management and impulse control, and encourage kind social interactions. Overall, yoga will empower children to build an awareness and practice towards a positive, healthy and balanced lifestyle all while having loads of fun!
Books come alive as children are exposed to fabulous children’s literature written by award winning authors! Guided projects and discussions help young, soon-to-be readers listen for details and use literary skills & terms.
So you think “Bugs on a Log”, “Marshmallow Spiders”, or “Worms in Dirt” are yucky? “No way!” say our kids who are regulars at this cafe! Mixing, measuring, decorating, baking and tasting fun foods and snacks are some of the reasons why this club is always a hit!
Make & Take
Kids in this club have the opportunity to creatively work with many different media including clay, oil pastels, fabrics and beads, just to name a few!
Kids are introduced to the exciting world of science through hands-on experiments! Environmental science, chemistry, biology, and physics are covered by utilizing preschool science activities and age appropriate lab materials.
Kids will have a blast getting a wonderful foundation in the elements of Modern, Jazz and Hip-Hop! Dancers will show off their accomplishments with a Spring recital!