A New Breed of After School Programs


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    By: ActivityTree

    Working parents have long desired after school programs that keep children active and engaged until the work day is done. In the past the choices were limited to general purpose programs managed by day care providers or the YMCA. Today, an increasing number of new programs are sprouting up that offer really engaging and fun learning opportunities for your child. Even better, these businesses are working with schools and community education organizations to offer on-site instruction at your child’s school.

    Bricks 4 Kidz

    Bricks 4 Kidz after school classes are structured around LEGO(r) type brick building. Kids construct a new model each week and classes incorporate fun themes like space, sports, and animals. Your child will come away with much more than just a new model! Their classes help support math and science education, prompt your child to wonder how things work, build problem solving skills and foster teamwork.


    Abrakadoodle after school art classes utilize a variety of tools, methods and materials to foster creativity and artistic skills. Children have hands-on art experiences that build self confidence and pride. Children also learn about contemporary and master artists through Abrakadoodles Artist of Distinction Program. The objective of Abrakadoodle’s program is to nurture a child’s creativity so they can become adults who invent, imagine, problem solve, create and find new ways to communicate.

    USA Chess

    Children learn and play chess with expert tournament chess instructors. The program is designed for all abilities, even beginners. Children develop focus, patience, and mental agility through the engaging game of chess.

    Mad Science

    Mad Science offers demonstrations, hands-on activities, and real world discussions designed to make learning about science fun for kids. What kid wouldn’t want to create a thunderstorm, complete with lightning, in class? Children are encouraged to explore the world of science and develop curiosity about the world around them.

    Young Rembrandts

    The Young Rembrandts after school program focuses on developing a child’s art literacy. Children learn basic to advanced drawing skills, art techniques and vocabulary with the objective of enabling a child to use visual art as another means of communicating their thoughts and emotions.

    These afterschool programs may offer deals or discounts for their programs on ActivityTree.com. To see if deals are being offered in your area just click the Deals & Activities link at the top of the page.

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