Catch the Wave® School-Age Program
Even after school's out for the day, children need to be engaged in a comfortable, yet stimulating child care environment. That's where Catch the Wave comes in.
This innovative before- and after-school child care program allows kindergarten and school-age children to balance learning and fun through a variety of experiences. From homework help to fun physical activities, our early education program is designed so that everyone goes home happy.
Everything we do is designed for learning.
Our Before- & After-School Program Features
- Regular homework support
- Daily fitness activities that keep your child active and healthy
- Regular teacher-family communication, including updates to keep you informed
- Emphasis on developing leadership and communication skills through the Classroom Council
- A comfortable environment designed to boost your child's confidence, self-esteem, character, and social skills
Your child's early education at KinderCare
Our five areas of focus give your child endless opportunities to learn and grow.
Communicating with Others
KinderCare helps your child develop effective communication skills.
We provide opportunities to practice active listening, negotiation, compromise, and leadership through the Classroom Council; support teamwork on long-term projects; and encourage language and communication skills through literacy, drama, and music clubs.
Building Brain Power
KinderCare helps inspire your child to enjoy learning.
We provide experiences that develop your child's ability to problem-solve, observe, predict, and explore cause-and-effect relationships; provide opportunities to explore math relationships such as classification; and provide support and time to complete homework and school projects.
Making New Friends
KinderCare supports your child in developing healthy peer relationships.
We use club activities, the Classroom Council, group games, and events to develop leadership, planning, organizing, and team-building skills.
Growing a Healthy Body
KinderCare stimulates your child to stay active.
We build stamina through small- and large-group games; focus on endurance, balance, and strength during daily fitness activities; and promote the link between physical activity and proper nutrition in creating a healthy lifestyle.
KinderCare motivates your child to express creativity.
We encourage experimentation with color, shape, texture, design, and music; provide opportunities to build abstract concepts and problem-solving skills; and stimulate creative writing and expression through poem- and story-writing, performance, and word games.
Children spend time with friends and enjoy activities that are relevant to school-age interests. We help children think, feel, and experience new challenges.
In our programs, school-age children will develop complex coordination skills, engage with peers, and practice group study. They will begin to express their goals and wishes as they seek self-identity and explore interests and behaviors in an age-appropriate way.
With before- and after-school programs at KinderCare, your child will ride a wave of success toward social, emotional, physical, and intellectual maturity. Catch the Wave® at KinderCare and learn how to enroll your child today. Find a before- and after-school program near you > Learn more about KinderCare's approach to early education >