Wednesday, August 17, 2005

After School? Summit's just a block away

Several community partners work with Henry faculty and staff to enhance student learning and experience in the real world. At my request, Summit Children's Program submitted the following about its "School Age Care" (SAC) program:

Potential Henry families often ask about after-school options. Does the school offer any after-school programs, extracurricular activities, or specialty clubs? Are there nearby after-school programs which are convenient, affordable, and of high quality?

For school-based activities, Henry has an Extended Day Program and variety of special interest clubs for students of all ages. The school district’s new “Extended Day High Achievement Opportunities”, scheduled to begin this fall, will offer additional alternatives for children and families.

A near-by option is The Summit Children’s Program, just one block from Henry at the corner of Westview and Greene Streets.

Summit’s School Age Care Program operates before school and until 6:00 on school days, early dismissal days, school district staff development days, and many holidays. The SAC program kicks in when students are dismissed early from school, due to extreme weather, and must wait for their parents to pick them up. SAC staff walk students to Henry in the morning and walk them back to Summit at the end of the school day.

The SAC Program offers a variety of fun, educational, age-appropriate, and community-based activities for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. The program utilizes spacious classrooms, an indoor gym, kitchen, backyard playground, and a fenced-in yard facing Greene Street. A typical weekday afternoon offers homework help, computer instruction, sports activities, cooking lessons, drama club, and science investigations. Regular field trips take in Carpenters Woods, Weavers Way, and other walk-able destinations.

In the SAC Program, all students mingle with children of different ages, backgrounds, neighborhoods, cultures, and economic means. Most come from Mt. Airy, Germantown, Chestnut Hill, Wyndmoor, Olney, and Glenside. Summit’s Board of Directors also is diverse and includes parents, community representatives, men, women, working professionals, and stay-at-home moms and dads.


The Summit Children’s Program
6757 Greene Street

1 comment:

Ann said...

Summit is well worth checking out if you need afterschool care. The staff are good, smart people who create many memorable experiences for the kids. Our son loved it.