The School Age Center is a nationally accredited program that offers a comprehensive supervised curriculum. The foundation of the SAC curriculum consists of four service areas: 1 Sports, Fitness, and Health Options, 2 Life Skills, Citizenship, and Leadership Opportunities, 3 Art, Recreation, and Leisure Activities; and 4 Academic Support, Mentoring, and Intervention. Our 5,000 sq. ft. building boasts four large classrooms and a beautiful playground. The quiet room features Reading, Writing, Math, and Science Centers. The technology center houses 15 computers, digital equipment, and offers an area designated for homework assistance from qualified staff. Our Multi-Purpose Room offers activities such as table top games, Wii Fit, Lego building, yoga, tae-kwon-do, and additional fitness videos. Healthy food choices are planned by a nutritionist and served daily. This space doubles as an art area where creative experiences are explored. In addition, we offer sports & fitness programs and a variety of clubs. The clubs generate from the interests of the children and change periodically for all to enjoy! SAC Partnerships with 4-H, the Boys and Girls Club of America (BGCA), and the Josephson Institute of Ethics Character Counts! curriculums provide children with additional options and opportunities for enhanced program options.
Dramatic Play permits children to fit the reality of the world into their own interests and knowledge. During Dramatic Play, children are given the opportunity to use their imagination, to imitate, and to pretend to be someone or something else. It stimulates all areas of a child's growth and can in turn affect the child's success in school. Dramatic play has also been shown to enable children to be more flexible in new situations. Pretending allows children to transform real life, changing things from how they really are to how the child perceives them to be. The Dramatic Play room at SAC is equipped with a multitude of equipment. Children have access to building blocks, lego pieces, dress-up clothes, a play kitchen, karaoke, music, and much more.
This action packed room includes, but is not limited to, fitness videos, Wii Sports, Rock Band, Dance Dance Revolution, indoor bowling, and table-top games (pool, air hockey, and foosball). This area allows children to use their large motor skills on inclement weather days.
This area of the building offers math, science, games, reading and writing opportunities in an environment that makes learning fun. This room is often used for 4-H, and other projects such as documenting the metamorphosis of caterpillars to butterflies, creating a biosphere habitat, growing a root-view, and building volcanoes.
SAC offers art with the goal of enriching a child's knowledge of art while exploring a wide variety of materials. Children are encouraged to express themselves, emphasizing creativity and experimentation through age-appropriate projects, themes, and skills. A range of supplies and techniques are explored, including watercolor, tempera, mixed media, clay and acrylic paints, charcoal, and pencils. SAC incorporates a Scrapbooking Club into the art curriculum. SAC also includes several BGCA programs throughout the year. SAC participates in the annual BGCA National Fine Arts Exhibit. This competition encourages creativity through a variety of media. The art show is made up of local, regional, and national exhibits. The youths’ artwork will be on display at building 500. Pieces will be judged locally and the winning artwork will be sent to be judged on a national level.