4th "R" Before And After School Program
As a supplement to the three basic “R’s” (reading, writing and arithmetic) that students receive during the school day, we provide what we feel is the 4th critical “R” – Recreation – before and after their academic day.The primary purpose of the “4th R” is to provide a local platform for keeping our youth engaged with daily physical and recreational activity, as well as to offer an alternative, centrally coordinated, convenient, safe and affordable before and after school option for our residents. We utilize a combination of indoor space, such as the gymnasium, cafeteria, and third location determined by the school, as well as the outdoor grounds when weather permits to provide group physical activities, creative/craft time, individual enrichment and study time, and various special events and themed days thrown in for good measure.
Participants are not permitted to take a bus to and/or from school when they are enrolled in the 4th "R" program (morning participants cannot take the bus to school, afternoon participants cannot take the bus from school). Participants registered will not be on the bus drivers routes; therefore they must be signed in or out of the program.
Though application requirements for state licensing preclude 4th "R" from applying, on a daily basis the staff closely adheres to the state of Connecticut guidelines for a child care setting to the best of our ability at each 4th "R" site.