ASAC Statement of Purpose

 

We understand the importance of a quality school age childcare setting and have worked very hard to develop a program of which you can be proud. We offer both before and after school programs for children that provide reliable care for working parents. We are located in the Middle School, Phelps, Clark, Robinson and Granger Schools. We will emphasize the process of learning through active play and facilitation. Our program is geared to meet the educational, social, emotional and physical needs of the children enrolled without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, political beliefs, marital status, sexual orientation, or physical or mental ability.

 

Andrea Cichetti, Director
(413) 313-4117

ASAC Goals & Objectives

Goals and Objectives

  1. Providing families with a secure feeling that their children are participating in a structured and safe environment in which children can build positive social relationships and develop higher levels of self-esteem.
  2. Helping children develop to their fullest potential by focusing on the whole child, physically, emotionally, socially and academically.
  3. Providing opportunities for children to express emotions appropriately and improve problem-solving skills.
  4. Helping children to develop a better understanding of individual differences while supporting an awareness of the rights of others.
  5. Providing a wide range of supervised activities to help students achieve academic success and develop creative expression in a positive environment.
ASAC Program Philosophy

Agawam School Age Childcare is licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC, the Massachusetts licensing agency) and follows all EEC regulations. Our program was developed for school-aged children in grades K-6 and our staff is committed to providing them with a nurturing, constructive and happy environment. Enrolling your child in this program will prevent immature decision-making and also prevent behaviors that can occur when children go home to an empty house.

 

Children are our number one priority and are the reason we strive to meet all of their educational, physical and emotional needs. Our staff greets all students daily and ensures that each child is made to feel as an important part of the group. Children are given individual attention whenever possible, which we feel, is so crucial before and after a busy school day. Safety is a big concern and our goal is to improve socialization skills while building children’s self-esteem.

 

We encourage and guide children to become independent thinkers and offer a wide variety of small and large group activities to support child development. We offer homework assistance to students so families do not have to focus most of their quality time on school assignments in the evening. We also provide children with free time so that they can unwind at the end of their structured school day.

 

The program will communicate with families frequently by the use of daily contact at arrival and dismissal times, phone calls when appropriate, and newsletters. If at any time you have a question, concern, or suggestion you are encouraged to share them with the staff. Please contact the Site Coordinator or the Director and remember that your input is always welcome.