In the after school academy program, children have an opportunity to explore their areas of interest. Whether they enjoy sports, reading, music or arts and crafts, the children will have the opportunity to experiment and develop their skills in all of these options and more!
The benefits of Yoga for young children is immeasurable! Yoga will instill:
Our physical education program focuses on improving motor movements, balance and coordination. We aim to develop the children’s motor skills and abilities while having fun and staying active!
In the home economics program, children will participate in preparing simple snacks such as fruits, vegetables and various whole grain foods. They will learn about the 5 food groups and about healthy eating. This option is designed to expose children to nutritious food options, to heighten their senses and to increase independence and confidence!
Arts and Crafts:
Our art program focuses on building our students creativity and confidence. Children are encouraged to explore, use their senses and share and reflect on their creations in our single purpose art studio. We integrate our art work with the other subjects in our curriculum so that the children get the most out of their learning experience. Art time is a great opportunity for children to develop their motor skills and their hand eye coordination.
Introduction to Jiu Jitsu:
Parents will have the option to enroll children in the Jiu Jitsu Bully Proof program (registration fee to be paid directly to Gracie Jiu Jitsu). Options Academy staff will take children enrolled in the program down to the Jiu Jitsu facility once per week.
Jiu Jitsu is a form of martial arts that focuses on non-violent self-defense techniques. This program focuses on verbal assertiveness and provides the children with the confidence they require to deal with bullies they may encounter as they grow.
e2 Young Engineers:
The e2 Young Engineers Program is based on scientific and mathematical principles that allow children to learn how to build various masterpieces using LEGO along with motors, gears and batteries in a fun and exciting way. This program utilizes an Edutainment (Education + Entertainment) approach while introducing children to theoretical and practical knowledge in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematical Fields!
Parents will have the option to enroll children in the Paul Saddler’s Swimland program (registration fee to be paid directly to Paul Saddler’s Swimland). Options Academy staff will take children down to the swim program one day a week. This program is subject to availability.
Paul Saddler’s Swimland provides children with excellent opportunities to develop life-saving water safety and survival skills. The program also facilitates children to become competent swimmers in a tension free, fun and exciting environment. All swimmers receive incentives throughout their aquatic education that celebrate their small successes throughout their Swimland Journey, such as t-shirts, tattoos, certificates, medals and trophies.