What is Adventure Club?

All About Adventure Club

21st Century Community Learning Center

 

MISSION STATEMENT

The Adventure Club 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) Program works with the community and families to provide out-of-school care in a safe, nurturing environment and to plan interesting, developmentally appropriate curriculum choices that challenge children to grow physically, socially, emotionally, and intellectually.

PROGRAM PHILOSOPHY

Adventure Club is designed to meet the out-of-school needs of children (K-5th grade). It provides experiences that enrich and enhance each child's cognitive, social-emotional, physical, and language development. Within the program's daily schedule, each child will have opportunities to create, explore the environment, investigate through problem-solving and personal interaction skills, and learn through “hands-on” experiences. Opportunities for solitary activities, as well as group activities, will be available.

STATEMENT OF GOALS

  • To create a relaxed, trusting, homelike atmosphere where children are encouraged to pursue their own interests, develop friendships and grow in confidence, independence, and respect for themselves and others.
  • To provide a caring staff, who show genuine respect for the children and have confidence in each child's potential and promote each child's self-esteem.
  • To create a stable environment that is inviting, comfortable, attractive, orderly, manageable by the children, and a happy, exciting place.
  • To provide for the children a variety of developmentally appropriate activities, including expressive art, construction, active play, sports, games, dramatic play, science, cooking, crafts and reading.
  • To frame a schedule that allows time for each child to observe, to reflect and to become absorbed in activities according to his/her own interests and talents.
  • To give individual guidance to children based on careful observation of each child's needs and in keeping with parental values and goals.
  • To offer children opportunities for involvement in and service to the community so that they may develop a sense of participation and contribution; and that they may begin to realize how interdependent the various elements in a community are.