Currently our Before/After School Care Program is limited to our Perry Hall and Lutherville locations; however, check back as we continue to add schools to our pickup and drop-off schedule.
- Perry Hall Elementary
- Joppa View Elementary
- Chapel Hill Elementary
- Seven Oaks Elementary
- Gunpowder Elementary
- Pine Grove Elementary
- Villa Cresta Elementary
- Honeygo Elementary
- Cromwell Valley Elementary
- Harford Hills Elementary
- Lutherville Laboratory
- Pinewood Elementary
- Hampton Elementary
- Stoneleigh Elementary
- Warren Elementary
- Timonium Elementary
- Pot Spring Elementary
- Riderwood Elementary
- Mays Chapel Elementary
- Pleasant Plains Elementary
Structured Activity Stations
Students are placed into groups based on age and interest. Students pick activities they would like to participate in. Each group will get a chance at each activity as groups are cycled through stations at given intervals (i.e. 15-20 minutes).
- Kinetic Sand / Playdough
- Barbie’s / Babies
- Action Figures
- Board Games / Puzzles
- Crafts (seasonal/non-seasonal)
- Basket Ball
- Outside activities and games
Whole Group Activity
Students will participate as a whole in a group activity, these include:
- Movies & Ice Cream Sundaes
- Amazing Glaze Pottery
- The Voice (Karaoke)
- Minute 2 Win It!
- Guest Speaker Series
- The Dinosaur Hunter
- The Reptile Man
- Science and Math Projects
- Designed to engage kids in the science behind metrology and botany students will take data as groups/individuals and learn about graphing and data analysis based on grade level.
STEM Challenge Program
Each afternoon of aftercare is begun with a STEM challenge. These are challenges for groups, partners or individuals. The problem forces kids to think outside of the box, work as a team and communicate while designing or engineering a solution to the problem! It is a great way to start the afternoon.
Pictured: Groups solving a problems without verbal communication!
All students participate in the daily learning centers after school. The learning center offers students computers to use for research or word processing, as well as a quiet reading area.
Students are grouped two ways. First, students needing help on reading, writing and mathematics will be grouped based on grade (K-1, 2-3, 4-5). Our Mathematics and Reading/Writing specialist will work directly with students guiding and addressing content-related issues.
Special Field Trips
On scheduled school closings and holidays, Active Minds uses this opportunity for both engaging educational field trips as well as field trips that get kids out and active!
Pictured (from left to right): Campers seeing the excitement of Big Apple Circus on Spring Break, Campers visiting Thomas Jefferson’s home at Monticello on President’s Day and Campers Snow Tubing on Winter Break.
2019-20 Field Trip Schedule
|September 30, 2019||Rosh Hashanah||Plumpton Park Zoo|
|October 9, 2019||Yom Kippur||Community Service Series
Breast Cancer Awareness Walk-a-Thon
|October 18, 2019||Professional Development Day||George Washington's Mt. Vernon|
|November 29, 2019||Thanksgiving Break||Community Service Series Thanksgiving Dinner at Village Crossroads Senior Center|
|December 23 - 31, 2019||Winter Break||Snow Tubing at White Tail, Swimming, Laser Dome, AMC Movies|
|January 20, 2020||MLK Jr. Day||The National Aquarium|
|February 17, 2020||President's Day||Museum of the American Revolution|
|April 13, 2020||Easter Monday (Spring Break)||TBD|
|April 28, 2020||Election Day (Primary)||AMC Movies: Trolls 2|
SAMPLE DAILY PROGRAM SCHEDULE
Before Care Schedule
- 7:00am – 8:10am
- Structured Activity Stations (or)
- Learning Center
- 8:10am – 8:20am - Clean Up
- 8:20am – 9:05am - Transport
After Care Schedule
- 3:20pm – 4:00pm - Pick up students from school
- 3:50pm – 4:15pm - Arrive at Active Minds
- 4:00pm – 4:45pm - Learning Center’s
- 4:45pm – 6:00pm
- Structured Activity Stations (or)
- Whole Group Activity