About

Our Philosophy and Mission

Our philosophy is to provide a quality enrichment after school program that inspires creativity, motivates the mind and ensures a safe, fun and affordable environment for our children.

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After School Day

Counselors submit a monthly lesson plan that corresponds to a weekly theme. Some of the themes included are educational and very creative such as Mystery week and Futuristic week. Every week students will learn a new theme based upon the calendar year or current events. Activities are subject to change without prior notice.

Specials taught by our highly trained staff are implemented into the curriculum along with STEAM, a multi -disciplinary way of teaching different types of learners by incorporating science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics into the lesson plans.

The programs structure ensures that each student has a portion of the afternoon incorporating physical activities along with study session during our classroom time. Special events are planned for early release days.

Quality improvement system is a structured and organized qualification to ensure the health and safety of children and youth in the program. The administration utilizes sound business practices and promotes the development, training, and retention of qualified staff and uses a multi-level system to improve the quality of our afterschool program based on the Quality Standards for Afterschool, which specializes in training's to help our program effectively develop and deliver high-quality out-of-school time (OST) experiences for our students, youth and their families.

Please see link below for our 2019-2020 parent Handbook.

After School Connections Parent Handbook 2019-2020

Enrichment Activities

The children will have the opportunity to be exposed to different enrichment activities offered to them each session.  These activities will include but not be limited to:

  • Art

  • Basketball

  • Spanish

  • Computer

  • French

  • Dance

  • Drama

  • Science

Daily Activities

The children will have the opportunity to be exposed to different daily activities offered to them each session. These activities will include but not be limited to:

  • Arts and Crafts

  • Academics/Study time

  • STEAM

  • SPARK

  • Educational Games

  • Individual Sports

  • Outdoor Activities

  • Team Sports

E.L.O.

In an effort to give Palm Beach County's children and youth access to a wide range of "Experiences and Learning Opportunities", After School Connections has partnered with the Palm Beach Prime Time organization which offer programs that include short-term and long-term programming in such areas as academics; health and wellness; integrated arts and creativity; and positive youth development. These activities are provided by contracted content experts, which enhance or supplement existing out-of-school (OST) time programming (i.e., after school, summer, school breaks, etc.).