Blue Dolphins

Classroom Description

The Blue Dolphins are the big fish on campus. This school-age before and after school program is designed to enhance the school day. Children in the before school program enjoy a calm, relaxing morning stretching and preparing their minds to begin a full day of learning. The after school program allows the children to decompress after a long day and relax and enjoy time with friends. There are plenty of games to be played, puzzles to be completed, crafts to create and time allowed for homework. Blue Dolphins classroom is licensed for 30 children and runs with a 15:1 child to teacher ratio.

Developmental Goals & Objectives

The Blue Dolphins program offers before and after-school programs, along with full-day summer care. We are licensed for a total of 30 children. Our Blue Dolphins program focuses on developing and reinforcing character skills in our children, along with providing a balance of gross motor and homework/skill building activities. There is also a full-day summer program that includes an extensive list of field trips and special activities.

  • Developing and reinforcing character skills
  • Providing gross motor opportunities
  • Assisting with homework
  • Providing skill building activities
  • Providing team building activities

Daily Schedules

This is a sample of typical day in our school-age classroom. Children will be required to wash their hands when they arrive at the Center, before and after eating, after playing outdoors, and after they use the restroom.

    Before School
  • 6:00a – 7:30a Relaxation and/or Learning Centers
  • 7:30a – 8:00a Breakfast
  • 8:00a – 8:30a Learning Centers
    After School
  • 2:30p – 3:45p Relaxation and/or Learning Centers and/or Homework
  • 3:45p – 4:00p Snack
  • 4:00p – 5:00p Outdoor Play
  • 5:00p – 6:00p Learning Centers
    School-Age School Release and Summer Care
  • 6:00a – 7:30a Relaxation and/or Learning Centers
  • 7:30a – 8:00a Breakfast
  • 8:00a – 9:30a Puzzles, Projects & Games
  • 9:30a – 10:30a Outdoor Play
  • 10:30a – 10:45a Snack
  • 10:45a – 12:00p Learning Centers
  • 12:00p – 12:30p Lunch
  • 12:30p – 2:30p Outdoor Play
  • 2:30p – 3:00p Snack
  • 3:00p – 4:00p Music and Movement
  • 4:00p – 5:00p Learning Centers
  • 5:00p – 6:00p Puzzles, Projects & Games

Miss Donna K

Title: Lead Teacher - Blue Dolphins
Experience: Miss Donna leads our Blue Dolphins program and has been employed at Kid Country since 2012. She has a paraprofessional certificate from the State of Illinois along with a Level 3 Early Childhood Education Credential from the Gateways to Opportunity Illinois Professional Developmental System.

Classroom Statistics

Classroom Licensed Child:Teacher
Blue Dolphins 30 children 15:1