Extended Day Program for Kids
When the school day ends, the adventure begins
Putting Safety First
We take extra measures to ensure your children are safe while attending our program.
The After School Zone Academy is a community based extended day program, committed to taking a leadership role in child care services and direct its activities toward student success.
Homework is an important aspect of our after school program for students, and our staff work our kids, and their parents to ensure the children complete their homework Monday - Thursday during our dedicated homework time and extended times when needed.
After School Pickup
Free pickup from the following Lexington/Richland District 5 Schools:
Nursery Road Elementary
Seven Oaks Elementary
Harbison West Elementary
Dutch Fork Elementary
H.E. Corley Elementary
Irmo Middle School (6th Grade)
Academic & Enrichment Activities
Students are given opportunities to learn through hands-on activities and experiments. They engage in fun activities that create a desire to learn through a mix of traditional and nontraditional topics including STEM, arts and crafts, cooking sessions, and leadership and financial training.
Daily Physical Activities
Students are encouraged to be physically active daily to enhance their physical well-being. Our staff helps them identify activities they enjoy and might engage in long term. Physical activity keeps kids’ bodies and minds from becoming sluggish and unproductive.
STEM Maker Lab
Students receive weekly in-person STEM enrichment from our partner STEM for Kids SC in our STEM Maker Lab. Students enhance their critical thinking by building video games, Minecraft virtual city building, and animation and game design.
The Yogi Bear program is design to enhanced the mindfulness of children by using games, art, play and meditation techniques. The behavior intervention used, helps children acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.
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Preschool Teacher (Teaching ages 4 - 5)
Do you have a serious career interest in Early Childhood Education? Are you committed to making a meaningful difference in the life of a child? If so, we have an excellent part-time Early Childhood Education teaching opportunity available.
We are currently seeking a dedicated, qualified, experienced teacher who is looking for a part-time opportunity in a newly established pre-school. In this extremely rewarding position, you will assume ultimate responsibility for creating and maintaining an educational, loving and nurturing environment for our families.The ideal candidate for this position will possess high standards and believe that the care they provide is invaluable. We are seeking a teacher who has demonstrated skills establishing effective relationships with staff, parents, and children. Your ability to build a solid future, both financially and in quality standards, will be challenged and rewarded. This position requires excellent leadership, organizational, and communication skills, as well as the ability to provide exceptional customer service. Position will be available September of 2013.
Applicant must meet the following:
Degree in Early Childhood Education or higher
Pass and submit SLED and Drug Test
Updated CPR/1st Aid Training
Must provide proof of education, if hired.
- Available to work between 8:00am and 1:00pm Monday - Friday
- Must be at least 21 years of age
- Required to email resume if interested
Part-Time After School Care Counselor/Driver
Seeking an ENTHUSIASTIC counselor for a part time after school care position. Great job for a college student majoring in education. Candidate must be 18, and have a HS diploma or GED. Individual will interact closely with children and will assist with homework completion, serving snacks, light cleaning, organize and conduct weekly activities and ensure safety the of all children. You must have patience and a love for working with children. We service kids ages 5 - 12 and provide after school pickup for Richland/Lexington 5 and Richland 1 schools. Work hours will be from 2:20 pm to 6:30 pm Monday - Friday and 11:30 am on schools early release days. We are open on all school closing days. Experience in a child care setting preferred. Please do not inquire about this position if you are seeking a temporary job.
Applicant must meet the following criteria:
Must be 18 years of age or older
Possess a valid Driver's License with at least one year of driving experience and a clean record.
Driver's record and SLED check must be provided if you are considered for hiring.
Ability to drive a small daycare bus.
After school care center looking to hire a part-time driver. Dependability is a must and the ability to work flexible hours. Work time will be between 2:15 pm to 3:30 pm Mon - Fri and 11:15 am to 12:00 pm once a month on a Wed. or Thur. After school pick-up is from area Richland/Lexington 5 and Richland 1 schools.
Duties will be driving 7 passenger vans, a 15 passenger bus or a 9 passenger SUV to local schools for after school care pick up. All vehicles are insured and do not require a CDL.
A clean SLED and DMV driving record is required (no exceptions). Pre-employment drug screening is also required. Applicants must be physically capable of sitting in a vehicle for extended periods of time. Must have a neat appearance and be very prompt and on time.