Before and After School


Our Before and After School Programs are designed to provide a safe, fun, healthy and enriching extended-care environment. The children enjoy a high-quality literacy-based program with a wide variety of developmentally appropriate learning and recreational activities. Reading, arts and crafts, cooking, dramatic play, science and math projects are designed to enhance the literacy themes for the month. The children participate in well-supervised outdoor play activities and organized sports to release energy built up during the school day. We believe that physical activity is an important part of a child’s day. A very important component of our program is Homework Support, in which we dedicate time and a quiet environment to help students with their schoolwork every day. Children may also choose to just rest or read a book in our quiet corner.  Our program is child-tested and highly approved.

Junior Academy Children’s Centers are flexible in our attendance policies and rates to best meet the needs of our children and parents. We also adapt our programs to the various School Districts in the community. We provide care on Snow Days, Early Dismissals and Late Starts, as well as Holiday and Summer Day Camp.

In addition, our Imagination in Education sites, located within local elementary schools in Districts 3, 8, 11 and 20, provide the same caring, personalized, quality care as our main sites. Our many hands-on projects keep the children involved and interested in learning, along with a fun and exciting recreational component. We emphasize the concepts of being safe and being respectful throughout all of our programs as well.