The Parks and Recreation Program is in Partnership with the Detroit Public Schools Community District offers an alterntive for parents whose children otherwise would be left home alone after school. The After School Recreation Program is a self-supporting. Our purpose is to provide safe, enjoyable, and affordable out-of-school experiences for children enrolled in elementary and middle schoosl in the Detroit Public School District.
Our goals are:
- To provide a flexible, developmentally-appropriate play and success-oriented curriculum which complements the home and school by encouraging physical, social, emotional, and intellectiural growth as well as positive feelings of self-worth in a group setting.
- To provide a warm, secure environment designed to encourage decision-making, problem solving, indvidiual epression, and freedom within limits, where children respect and enjoy each other in a group setting.
- To provide a competent, caring and professional staff who understand and meet the needs of the children in group care.
- To provide frequent and open communication with parents to provide support and encourage involvement.