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Preschool teacher with students - academy program in Amrion, IA
 
Hand In Hand offers Before and After School Care, which are classes for the need of back up care in case of:
  • School Closings
  • Late Starts
  • Early Outs
  • And a summer program for children up to age 12.

For Parents Ease-Of-Mind

Parents can count on reliable transportation to and from schools and a nutritious after school snack. We follow a daily curriculum and plan projects for each day with a major event at the end of each month.
 
Your child will be exposed to a variety of activities that promote life skills such as teamwork, sportsmanship, creativity and leadership. We also work to fine tune critical literary skills with activities like reading aloud and writing stories.

Availability

Our Before and After School Care programs are available at the following elementary schools in the Linn Mar school district.
 
  • Linn Grove Elementary School
  • Novak Elementary School
  • Wilkins Elementary School
 
  • Bowman Woods Elementary School
  • Westfield Elementary School
  • Indian Creek Elementary School
 
For today's busy parents, finding a safe, enriching environment where children can spend time before or after school is a significant concern. Hand In Hand Early Care & Education Center offers before and after school care, back-up care for in-service days and school closings, late starts, early outs, and a summer program for children through 5th grade. Parents can count on reliable transportation to and from schools, breakfast, and a nutritious after-school snack.
School-age children need a place to feel safe, spend time with peers, and have fun. At Hand In Hand, we understand your needs and your child's needs, and offer convenient options through our center. Hand In Hand will go way beyond “after school needs”. We will follow a daily curriculum of exciting, challenging activities for your child. We plan projects for each day with a major event for the end of the month. Not only will we provide “down time” for your child, but our program offers a variety of activities that promote life skills such as teamwork, sportsmanship, creativity, and leadership. These life skills will be learned through a daily curriculum of exciting, challenging activities for your child. We plan projects for each day using a theme-based curriculum, filled with fun activities for your child. In addition our program will work to fine tune critical literary skills with activities like reading aloud and writing stories.

A Sample Weekly Schedule:
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
AMFree Choice

Group Time

Table Activities

School Breakfast
Free Choice

Group Time

Table Activities

School Breakfast
Free Choice

Group Time

Table Activities

School Breakfast
Free Choice

Group Time

Table Activities

School Breakfast
Free Choice

Group Time

Table Activities

School Breakfast
School TimeHave a GREAT day at school!!SCHOOL IS FUN!!LEARN LOTS TODAY!!WE LOVE SCHOOL!FRIDAY IS HERE!!
PMNutritious After School Snack

(Trail Mix, Juice/Water)
Nutritious After School Snack

(Peanut Butter Crackers Juice/Water)
Nutritious After School Snack

(Popcorn Mix, Juice/Water)

Nutritious After School Snack

(Graham Sticks, Frosting, Juice/Water)
Nutritious After School Snack

(Tortilla Chips & Salsa, Juice/Water)
ActivityCrayon Melting

Free Choice

Outdoor Play

* RainbowReading
Hodgepodge Collage

Free Choice

Outdoor Play

Rainbow Reading
Window Clings

Free Choice

Outdoor Play

Rainbow Reading
Wavy Weavings Creations

Free Choice

Outdoor Play

Rainbow Reading
Nature Art

Free Choice

Outdoor Play

Rainbow Reading
*What is Rainbow Reading?
Rainbow reading is our incentive program to encourage your child to read, read, read! At this time we will encourage your child to read a book brought from home, or a center book. We will provide help with literacy skills as needed. Once your child's rainbow has been filled he/she will be provided a “prize”. (Your child's prize will vary from an ice cream cone coupon from Dairy Queen to a treasure from the treasure box.) Rainbow reading will continue through the summer with trips to the library, along with reading incentives such as, pizza parties, and baseball game days!
For more questions regarding our Before and After School Programs, please call Hand in Hand Early Care and Education Center at (319) 981-4236.