Most parents of elementary age school children find themselves looking for quality before and after school care programs at some point during the school year. Work schedules don’t always allow us to provide the logistic or academic support for our children that we want. At Cross Timbers School, we have children of our own, and we understand the importance of finding a quality, affordable before and after school program in Owasso that you feel comfortable enrolling your child in. Our before and after school program is perfect for local, elementary aged students who need a safe and structured environment around their traditional school day. We would love to meet you and your child and show you why we are such a popular choice for Owasso parents. Schedule a walk-through of our facility today, or if you’re too far away from Cross Timbers School, use the guide below to help you find the right program for your child.
Times That Make Sense For Your Schedule
One of the most important things to consider when choosing a before and after school care program for your child is the pickup and drop off times. Unless you are lucky enough to work for an employer who values your family needs over their own productivity and efficiency, you’re probably locked into a very rigid schedule at least five days per week. The right program for you must be able to receive your child before school at the right time and care for them until you are off work once their school day is over. Cross Timbers School offers after-school care until six o’clock so you don’t have to rush over from the end of your workday. During that time, you can count on your child receiving professional and caring homework help, monitored play time, and structured social interactions that will help them grow.
Once you pick your child up from his or her before and after school care program, you still have dinner to prepare, laundry to do, and a myriad of other home and work-related tasks to accomplish before calling it a day. Making sure that your child’s homework is done and checked doesn’t need to be one of the items on your to-do list. At Cross Timbers School, we offer support for homework after school as well a quiet place that more independent students can work on their assigned tasks. Working on homework immediately after school promotes self-discipline, better grades, and a sense of accomplishment for your student. We also know that homework help for children of any age can be a frustration point for kids and parents alike. Make sure that the before and after school care program that you choose focuses on this important piece of learning.
Opportunities For Play and Exercise
At the end of a long day of classroom instruction and learning, many children need a chance to burn some energy in a focused and positive way. Laughing, running, and playing serves as a reward for your child’s day-long efforts as well as giving them engaging opportunities to share, communicate, and cooperate with their peers. At Cross Timbers School, we love to learn and have fun — and often times the two go hand-in-hand. Our large, outdoor play area gives students a chance to organize and play baseball, touch football, soccer, and basketball under the care of adult supervisions and also offers an outlet for children who simply want time outside to enjoy more personalized interactions with their peers and adult instructors. Our indoor space offers creative outlets like arts and crafts, table games, and other creative manipulatives, so there always something for everyone. Schedule a walk-through of our building to see the incredible space we have for your child to learn and play in.
A Focus On Social Interactions
Whether in the classroom, at home, in public, or in their future career, the majority of your child’s success will depend on their ability to interact with and problem solve with others. You want your child’s before and after school program to develop these skills through activities that promote teamwork over competition, social interactions with other children and adults, and activities that promote an appreciation of diversity and a strong emotional intelligence. Cross Timbers School provides structured time for exactly these kinds of experiences in order to help your child become a strong contributing member of their family, school, and community.
Stop by and see what makes our before and after school care program so special. We would love the chance to introduce you to the Cross Timbers School team and help provide a quality learning environment in which your child can thrive.