Starting with the 2019-2020 school year, AfterCare Plus, a service of 21st Century Kids LLC, will become the exclusive aftercare provider at Bell School. 21st Century Kids LLC will also ensure that many of your child's favorite after-school elective programs, from a variety of providers, will continue to be available at Bell, and that you can register for all aftercare and elective options from a single, easy-to-use website.
AfterCare Plus is a quality aftercare and enrichment offering that provides a robust after-school experience at a very reasonable price. The program includes:
• Study, homework, technology, and creative time • Engaging social experiences and collaborative activities • Healthy snack breaks, outdoor fitness and fun time • Free enrichment activities aligned with school goals • Discounts for 21st Century Kids electives and camps!
With AfterCare Plus, children get to participate in their choice of a variety of free daily enrichment activities, targeted to a variety of children's interests, including many that are focused on science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics (STEAM):
• Grade-level activities aligned with school goals • Kid-friendly creative design (arts and crafts) projects • LEGO designing, building, and engineering • Coding, robotics, and electronics projects • Animation and video game creation activities • Engaging chess instruction and challenges • Technology activities and access • Social interaction and activities • Outdoor fitness and fun time • And much, much more!
Bell families have been enrolling their children in 21st Century Kids after-school programs and summer camps for nearly a decade, and there are many good reasons to take advantage of the services provided by AfterCare Plus. At the top of the list, in addition to all the engaging activities, is that many AfterCare Plus parents have provided feedback that the program has improved their children's interest in studying and homework. This is largely because AfterCare Plus works with every child, every day, to develop individualized homework plans that help children manage their aftercare time, balancing after-school activities and homework responsibilities. Children approach homework responsibly while having a fun afternoon. Also important to note, starting in 2019-20, a variety of kid-friendly activities will be available to interested AfterCare Plus children on a regular basis, helping them to prepare academically and structurally for standardized testing.
21st Century Kids LLC has made a commitment to Bell that student-to-teacher ratios will be kept low (not more than 15:1), and that they will work with us to ensure that academic focus and approaches to behavior management continue to meet or exceed Bell's standards. Their commitment to quality was an important part of our decision to partner with 21st Century Kids and AfterCare Plus moving forward.
For more information about AfterCare Plus, visit their website at www.aftercare.plus or call them at 773-761-KIDS. AfterCare Plus is competitively priced for Bell families, and sibling discounts are available. Drop-in days are available for occasional aftercare needs, and starting with the 2019-2020 school year, drop-in days will be available individually or in multi-day packs.
AfterCare Plus registration for the 2019-2020 school year will open on June 10. Fall electives and registration information will be announced in early August.
21st Century Kids LLC will also be providing two technology and creative camps this summer at Bell, from June 24th through July 3rd, and from July 8th through July 19th. More information is available at www.21stcenturykids.us/ext/2019-BELL-SUMMER.pdf or by contacting 21st Century Kids at 773-761-5437.