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
  • 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
  • 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

Groups rotating through centersStudents 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).

Activities Include:

  • iPads
  • Kinetic Sand / Playdough
  • Art
  • Barbie’s / Babies
  • Action Figures
  • Building
  • 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!

Learning Centers

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

Date

Holiday

Field Trip

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

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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