Didion’s Before and After-School programs ensure students are getting opportunities to explore the world around them in exciting and engaging ways while supporting the curriculum being offered during school time.
Our STEAM approach to programming, focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math, ensures our children are developing key 21st century skills necessary to succeed in a global, information‐based society such as problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration. We will continue to look at new programming to support this mission and appreciate your continued support of our endeavors. The 2016-17 after-school program schedule is as follows:
4th R – Daily
Young Actors Stage – Monday & Wednesday afternoons in the Spring
Ninja Pandas – Monday afternoons
Early Engineers – Tuesday afternoon
Honey Code – Wednesday afternoon
Violin Program & String Ensemble – Tuesday afternoon
Band – TBD
Mad Science – Thursday afternoon
Backyard Art Academy – Friday afternoon
And for information on after-school clubs, please click here.
Conveniently located on many elementary school campuses, The 4th “R” offers year-round child care for Kindergarten through 6th grade children. We offer a safe, well supervised, comfortable, and supportive environment for your child.
The Early Engineer’s mission is to educate the whole child by providing opportunities to build using a variety of construction media, including: Legos, K’nex, Play Foam, Mega Blocks, Makedo and Clay.
Projects and lesson plans are created by professional artists, architects and engineers with backgrounds in psychology and early childhood education. Students dabble in Math, Science and Design through the program’s carefully planned building projects. Students will work in teams to promote collaboration and an instructor will be there the whole time for guidance, encouragement and support.
HoneyCode is designed to introduce kids to the language of technology: students will learn all about the fundamentals of coding science, including sequencing, logic, problem solving skills, algorithms, and much more!
At Ninja Pandas we live by our motto “Just Cuz We Can” and strive towards creating games that inspire young and old alike. A Ninja has many tools at their disposal and we make sure all of them are sharp. We love what we do so much that we can teach you how we do it too.
This fall Ninja Pandas will be hosting game design classes for grades 5th-8th. Students will use Construct to learn coding concepts generating their own side scrolling game story through the course of eight weeks.
Mad Science after-school programs allow children to engage in exciting hands-on activities, watch spectacular demonstrations, participate in inquiry-based discussions and take home things that they have made themselves like model rockets, periscopes, Mad Science putty, and more!
What better way to engage in the world around us than through the exploration of the sciences!
Young Actors Stage is a theater company dedicated to bringing a love and appreciation of the performing arts to our students while instilling a confidence in them that will last a lifetime. They hope that by exposing young people to the many aspects of theater, music, and dance, they will encourage the next generation of engaged theater-goers and performing artists.
Classes are held Monday & Wednesday from 2:30-5pm each spring with a final performance scheduled on May 7 & 8.
Getting to know the world’s greatest artists through various mediums including painting, drawing, watercolor, papermache and sculpture. What better way to appreciate art than with hands on experience creating your own!
Classes begin in October on Fridays from 2:25 – 3:45pm and are available for student in 2nd-8th grade.
To learn more about Backyard Art Academy click here or call Leslie Colby at 502-1227 to register.
These exciting group lessons are based on the Suzuki method of learning violin. Specifically designed with the child in mind, the Suzuki method focuses on the ideas of parent responsibility, loving encouragement and constant repetition.
Online registration is now open. Please click here for more information and complete class schedules.