After School Care
The Veneco Resource Center provides a safe and positive area for club members to come by and receive help with their reading and homework. Computers with internet access are also readily available for research or the occasional fun computer game!
The Resource Center also offers the Power Hour and Reading Plus programs. Power Hour is a program where club members can bring in their homework and complete it here at the club and receive individualized help. Reading Plus is a program dedicated to help club members with their reading. A computer with an internet connection is used and the online program tracks participants reading comprehension, speed, and memory.
In the Resource Center we have tutors who will be able to help you with your toughest nail bighting problem, so that way there is never a reason why your homework isn't done. We are in communication with the local schools to see if there is anything that they would like us to help teach so that kids do not fall behind in their school work.
After school to 6pm on Regular and Minimum Days, transportation to the Club is provided. Recess Days / School Vacations: 7:30 am. - 6 pm. Parents drop off and pick up.
The Children's Program at the United Boys and Girls Club is a state licensed program for ages 5 through 12 year olds offering lead teacher supervision of children in a 1:14 ratio (1:6 in, near, or by water). We also offer healthy snacks, homework guidance, access to internet-based academic tools, themed arts and crafts projects, and various social and recreational activities, including field trips every Friday. We are open year round and offer winter, spring, and summer camps.
Every day lead teachers, teacher aides, and high school community service volunteers guide our program's children through role modeling our highest selves. Our mission is to enable each child to reach their potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens. The children experience our faculty's interest in literature, mathematics, science, physical play, team work, and compassionate communication. This attitude is the core principle of the Club's program Project Learn; learning opportunities are omnipresent when enthusiastic teachers bring them to life with the children.
We begin our afternoon with Kindergarteners. The kindergartners listen to a story; make predictions, and indentify the main character, setting, and plot. They also play games to reinforce the alphabet, numbers, site words, and work on any homework they might have. After, they are ready for snack and play. Our snacks consist mostly of fruits such as apples, oranges, strawberries, and bananas. We also have other snack foods such as almonds, peanut butter sandwiches, and crackers. We all sit during snack time and play after. Playing consists of free play and guided activities to help the children balance, stretch, cross the midline, work as a team, and have fun!
When the 1st - 5th graders arrive it is time for the Kindergarteners to go to the art room, and the older kids eat snack and then play. Their homework time begins after their recess. We work for a solid hour on their day's work; including written homework, any computer-based assignments, and pleasure reading. Children 3rd grade and above log on to Reading Plus, an internet-based reading enhancement and data collection program used in our school district. We also offer the children access to a movement-based computer program called Hardy Brain Training. This kinesthetic program works on the child's ability to stay focused and increases their cognitive processing speed.
Group games and free choice activities close out our day. Fridays the whole group goes on a field trip. Experiencing open spaces, beautiful, awe inspiring environments such as our local tide pools, salt marsh, and parks cultivates the children's sense of communal ownership and stewardship of our natural treasures.
These adventures provide physical exercise as well as expand the children's imagination through new and wondrous experiences.
Please join us!