After School Programs
Kidventure After School and COVID-19
This Fall Kidventure is ready to provide its long standing after school program as the pandemic continues. We understand the importance and necessity that after school provides our students and working families, but are conscious of the precautions and guidelines that must be adhered to in order to operate. For the past ten weeks, we have implemented those guidelines and successfully provided our summer programs to hundreds of families. It is that experience and our desire to make a difference that will allow us to provide our programs in the school setting during these times. We look forward to bringing our unique brand of After School to you this Fall.
KiDVENTURE: FALL 2020
Kidventure After School provides kids with the perfect mix of stimulating learning environment, imaginative curriculum, and high energy activities. Combine these factors with a mature, professional and caring team of counselors who have been trained and working under our strict COVID-19 guidelines, and you have the most rewarding and successful ending to each school day.
- Homework Assistance
- Hands on Art and Science
- Fitness and Athletics
- Team building and Community Awareness
- Character Development
WHAT MAKES KIDVENTURE SO SPECIAL
Finale After School is our everyday program that runs from the end of the school day to 6:00 p.m. (excludes half-days & holidays). Finale provides a positive environment where kids can be kids while learning and developing skills for the future. Kidventure takes great pride in providing a safe, fun and purposeful program for all of its students.
Finale provides a unique and focused curriculum that offers our kids new and exciting opportunities for learning through fun, hands on activities. Kidventure focuses on all aspects of a child’s growth and development while allowing kids to be kids in a safe, positive and fun environment. Program components include:
- Art Projects
- Science Projects
- Daily Challenges
- Homework Assistance
- Encore Clubs
- Team Building
- Cultural Activities
- Community Awareness
- Character Building
As schools move towards reopening in the Fall in the midst of the pandemic, the need for experienced direction and support from entities such as Kidventure will be crucial in order to provide for the safety, implementation, and adaptability. Since the pandemic struck us in mid-March, Kidventure has continually been working with its health professionals, the state, and our partners to create and implement programs that work to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 while providing much-needed care, education, and support. Since June 1, 2020, Kidventure has implemented those strategies at 18 programs and for over 5000 children across Texas. We will draw on that very experience to provide After School programs well structured to mitigate COVID-19.
The most important part of your child’s after school experience is our staff. We pride ourselves on selecting experienced, active and caring individuals for our programs. We require the following of all our counselors:
- First Aid and CPR Certification
- COVID-19 protocol and safety training
- Virtus (Sexual Abuse Awareness) Certification
- Extensive Background Check
- Adults Age 18 or Older
- Wear Professional After School Uniform Daily
- Attendance at Ongoing Trainings
In addition to our counselors that are counted “in ratio” (1 counselor per 10 children for 1st-8th grade, and 1:8 for Early Childhood), we have a Lead Counselor that maintains day-to-day operations at each After School location. Furthermore, the After School Program Coordinator creates the program curriculum, ensures that all supplies are on site, and is ultimately responsible for the successful operation of After School.
Our staff is committed to your children and encourages you to offer your comments, compliments and suggestions.
With over 25 years of experience and thousands of kids and families having attended our programs, we’ve learned a thing or two about providing the best. And the most important thing we’ve learned, is you never stop improving what you are doing. Over the course of the summer of 2020, we operated 22 camp programs in the midst of the pandemic. During this time we have gained invaluable experience specific to cohort isolation, social distancing, and a number of other effective techniques for mitigating COVID-19 while engaging and entertaining children. This experience will allow us to initiate our current After School programs with more deliberation and confidence, no matter the specifics of the program model.
Our goal is to serve your entire family. We believe the best way to help raise happy and healthy kids is to do it together.
“Kidventure is an energetic group of counselors that have a fun filled afterschool program packed with a variety of activities for all age groups. Students love the variety of games and schedules that keep them moving seamlessly throughout the late afternoon hours. Parents love the low student to teacher ratios, the added layer of security and the continuous communication. Administration enjoys meeting with Kidventure on a regularly basis, as faculty appreciates the guidance with homework and friendly staff.”
-Bernadette L. Drabek, Head of School St. Rose of Lima
“Kidventure Finale creates a safe, engaging, and fun afternoon environment for our students. Their low student to counselor ratio allows for close attention and personal connections and students can pursue interests through a variety of extra offerings through Encore. It’s been a well-received and great overall experience for our students.”
-Thomas Day, Principal Travis Elementary HISD