After School Enrichment Program


After School Enrichment Program

The KidSPOT After School Enrichment is a 13 week program for children in grades 1-5. Sessions run from 4 to 6 pm daily, with snacks provided. Children should be dropped off between 3:50 and 4:00. This program is designed for first through fifth graders with a maximum of 10 participants, and will include explorations and directed activities. Led by experienced teacher, Elizabeth Healy and additional instructors.

The program will include both open ended (exploratory) and directed activities with seasonal and community themes that incorporate aspects of the S.T.E.A.M model to enrich children’s understanding of how individual subjects relate to each other and contribute to a greater appreciation and understanding of our world.

Monday -Tuesday WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD!– Children will learn about language, customs and art from a variety of cultures. They will explore S.T.E.A.M concepts through hands-on activities and field trips. Lessons from Creative Minds Out of School by Cathy W. Topal will connect children with professional artists.
Instructor:Elizabeth Healy

Wednesday FUN & GAMES – Children will learn and play a variety of non- competitive games and explore movement with yoga and dance.
Instructor –Marie Sneddon

Thursday –THEATER ARTS – Children will explore performance art with reader’s theater, improvisation, puppetry and theater games.
Instructor- Hester Sachse

Daily Schedule

3:45 – 4:00  Pick up at Garnet Elementary. Elizabeth walks students to KidSPOT

4:00             Students from other locations arrive

4:00-4:30    Snack and open ended activities available

4:30-5:45    Present and engage in exploration of the day

5:45-6:00    Clean-up-Parents pick up children by 6:00

The after school program runs Monday -Thursday from 4:00-6:00 on the following dates.

January 9-12, 16-19, 23-26, Jan 30-Feb. 2,
Feb. 6-9, Feb 13-16, Feb 21,22,23 (This is a 3 day week)
27-March 2, March 6-9, March 13-16, March 20-23, March 27-30, April 3-6

Minimum 2 days per week, Monday-Thursday.
4 days week $60/week
3 days week $45/week
2 days week $30/week

Prepay for 13 weeks (entire session): $700 (savings: $65.00)
3 Afternoons: Prepaid $500 for 13 weeks. (savings: $35.00)
2 Afternoons: Prepaid $370 for 13 weeks. (savings: $20.00)
Family Discount: 2 or more children 10% off

Tuition due one week prior.

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315 High Street, Suite 108
Chestertown, MD
410- 778-6300

Our Staff

Elizabeth Healy, both the director of the program and an instructor, taught elementary school in Montana for twenty -five years. After retiring she coordinated and taught summer Art camps and Art Enrichment programs. Currently she volunteers at KidSPOT, teaches art for an area summer school program and serves on the KidSPOT advisory board. This is her second year as coordinator/instructor for
KidSPOT After School.

Marie Sneddon earned her degree in Physical Education/Health from Michigan State University. She has taught PE for many years to homeschooled children in a group setting. She is a fitness enthusiast who loves to share the fun of exercise and movement to people of all ages. She looks forward to her second year at KidSPOT After School.

Hester Sachse is a graduate of Washington College where she studied theatre. She returned to Chestertown after several years in New York. She is often seen in local community theater productions and has been active in the Harry Potter Festival.She is delighted to be back at KidSPOT After School this year.