It’s 4:00 pm… what are your kids doing?
Are they staying for the afterschool program? Are they hanging out with teachers who can help them with homework or lend a friendly ear? Are your kids in a safe place and space until you can get home from work? Are they okay?
These are important questions to consider for kids and parents. Afterschool programs can help working moms and dads juggle the demands of supporting their families by providing care and help with school work and other fun activities. It all requires having trusted, caring adults to be there for kids after the school bell rings for the day.
Kids respond to people who love to work with kids. They have a special radar detector that goes off when they see adults who aren’t genuine or caring. Kids need and want to be around teachers and coaches, scout leaders and drama club directors, band leaders and afterschool providers they can trust to help them through the easy and tough things in life. We all want those special people in our lives.
The research shows that high-quality afterschool programs improve students’ educational outcomes, school attendance, and social and emotional learning. But that only happens when kids participate… and they participate when high quality adults are around to help them with all the academic stuff, but also the hard life stuff they deal with every day.
Our staff are qualified, trained adults who love to work with kids. In most cases, our instructors are also professionally, licensed classroom teachers who excel in reaching kids to support them academically and personally. They have seen it all… from kids who are top-notch students to those who struggle with reading, writing and math to those who need a full belly to get through the day and maybe even a bag of groceries to get them to the next day.
Colorado AeroLab background checks and fingerprints every instructor we hire. We are absolutely committed to the physical and mental well-being of every child we serve. If a kid needs more help than we are qualified to give, we help lead them to the right resources and people. We are parents too, and want to give every child what they need to be successful in school and in life.
Please contact us if we can help. Email us: [email protected].