After School Programming Supporting Academic, Social and Emotional Development
What We Offer
The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem offers high quality care; state certified licensed Child Care during after school. Our program is open to children 5 years of age (enrolled in kindergarten) to 12 years. The main objective of the licensed program is to offer children a safe and fun environment with activities that promote physical, social and emotional development. This program includes daily activities and programs tied to the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. The staff is highly trained and strives to expand learning opportunities and provide quality activities to increase the interest of children. We are located at the Witchcraft Heights Elementary School as well as the Saltonstall Elementary School. We also offer transportation from the Horace Mann Laboratory School to the Witchcraft after school program and from the Nathaniel Bowditch School to our Saltonstall after school program.
Saltonstall Hours of Operation:
Witchcraft Hours of Operation:
We are also open during February and April School vacations and full professional development days from 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at our Witchcraft location. Registration is required.
HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR PROGRAM
Staff are CPR and First Aid Certified
All staff members attend monthly trainings and meetings
Daily homework help
Curriculum based programming
Well developed lesson plans
Positive learning environment
Our Kids Club Program, licensed by Early Education & Care of the Massachusetts Department of Education, recognizes that we play an important role in our young members’ social, emotional and brain development. As the latest science shows, early experiences literally shape how the brain gets built. When babies, children and youth are given a strong foundation, the benefits are life-long. As an Early Education and Care (EEC) licensed program we ensure that, like those in our other age groups, our programs are healthy, safe and stimulate child development
An EEC license means that we must engage in frequent and intense EEC inspections; maintain a high ratio of staff to members; maintain professional standards including first aid and CPR certification; as well as many other requirements regarding background checks, safety and space; and offer a curriculum that complies with the appropriate Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and Common Core Standards.