The curriculum and teaching practices of our Before and After School Care program align with those of all YSCCC programs in the belief that children learn through play. The school age program is designed to allow children to decompress from their full day of school. Just like adults after working a full day, children also have different ways of relaxing and decompressing from their long day at school.
All lesson plans are aligned with the Ohio state standards but also Step Up to Quality and our Links to Learning curriculum. Children can freely choose their play activities, figuring out how things work, interacting with each other, trying out new roles, experimenting with their own ideas, building on their experiences and solving real problems. Making choices enables children to exercise their autonomy, to learn from self-imposed consequences and to know the world as a place of alternatives.
Children are provided with an environment that is responsive to each child’s developmental levels and abilities, and is based on their interests and supports their individual growth. Classroom activities, routines and procedure are individualized and child centered at the Children’s Center and school aged program.
Community Children's Center offers a variety of programs to help serve our community as well as surrounding school districts, YSCCC parents and Mills Lawn Elementary School parents. We ensure quality care for their children before and after regular school hours and when regular school activities are interrupted, as well as during the summer months.
During all these times, our programs provide:
Secure environment with enriching activities with an emphasis on the arts, community exploration, and daily living activities.
Emphasis on learning to be responsible, exercise self-control and develop social relationships.
Nurturing staff that help guide and support each child as a natural and individual learner and human being.