Do you think of after school programs as nothing more than chaotic babysitting? Do you have experience picking up your child at 6:00 and he or she has been sitting in front of a TV or movie eating snacks since school ended? Then, you get your child home and it’s dinner time and he/she is too wound up to do homework?
We have seen that too many times, so you WONT find that here at Trautwein’s ATA!
A recently released policy report written by Columbia University psychologists Jodie Roth, PhD,and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, PhD, concluded that good afterschool programs “are best characterized by their approach to youth as resources to be developed rather than as problems to be managed.” The report states that good programs should:
When you enroll your child in our afterschool program, he/she will be immersed in a healthy balance of activities that will fulfill all of the recommendations of this and other similar studies which point out the importance of that two plus hour time frame between school and home.
We will pick your child up from his/her school and transport him/her safely to our academy. First, your child will participate in an ability-based level class, then he/she will have a healthy snack,and lastly we will provide homework time with the assistance of our teachers. All of our teachers are certified instructors by the ATA who have been training with us at least 2 years, and they are all CPR certified! The atmosphere is positive and esteem-building! We utilize all of the fundamental principles and precepts of our Taekwondo philosophy consistently throughout the program so that your child will learn, progress in his/her Taekwondo training and, above all, have fun!
Doing nothing is a dangerous pastime and can lead to lazy habits and poor choices when your child gets older. Why not establish a positive trend now? If you are tired of traditional programs that are just ways for kids to bide their time until you pick them up, why not give the after-school program atTrautwein’s ATA a try?
*Credit to apa.org