The Family Endeavors’ After School Program provides quality after school care for approximately 1,500 elementary aged children a year in 21 locations throughout San Antonio and surrounding communities. The After School Program is specifically designed to enhance each child’s emotional, intellectual, social, and physical development.
After School Programs provide quality trained and screened staff who set up specialized activity zones focusing on topic areas such as: Physical Education, Art, Music, Reading, Drama, and Science, all in the context of play and recreation.
Manipulative & Table Game Zones: Gives children the opportunity to expand eye-hand coordination and develop their problem solving skills.
Homework Zone: Children are given 30-45 minutes daily to work on homework.
Library Zone: Children can choose from a large selction of billingual and age appropriate books. The after school program provides story time with flannel boards and puppets.
Outdoor Zone: After being in a structured environment all day, time is given to the children to release energy through organized games and free play.
Art Zone: Art History and Fine Arts mediums are used to develop weekly projects and encourage the children’s creativity.
Dramatic Zone: Props and costumes are provided so children can explore their world through creative dramatics.
Science & Computer Zones: Students have access to hands-on projects which stimulate their curiosity about life and nature. In an ever-changing world of technology, the Family Endeavors After School program provides children with v-tech laptop computers and hand-held games to promote fun while learning.
Additionally, our After School program holds Parent Appreciation Days twice a year, recognizes each child’s birthday, and brings in guest speakers every other month.
The After School program also partners with multiple agencies to provide students with a variety of activities that incorporate technology, music, nutrition awareness and languages in fun and exciting ways.
Bricks 4 Kidz – Fund and educational class where students experience hands on engineering fundamentals as they build motorized models using Lego bricks.
Happy Kids Yoga – specifically designed for children to learn about yoga in a fun and nurturing environment. Through the use of movement and breathing techniques students gain self-awareness, increase flexibility, strength and coordination, while stimulating imagination and creativity.
Each After School site is licensed by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and staffed with qualified personnel with a ratio of at least 1 adult to every 18 children.
- Staff must pass extensive background checks against local, regional, and national databases.
- Staff have current certifications in CPR & First Aid.
- Staff are trained annually in the safety and developmental needs of youth.
- Staff are trained extensively in providing structure, maintaining safety, and having fun.
- Staff maintain frequent and ongoing communication with parents.
Financial Assistance: Family Endeavors provides tuition assistance to over 200 families each year, totaling around $200,000 in scholarships and financial assistance. For more information and for questions about eligibility, please call our office at 210-431-6466.