Discovery Point Blog

April 20, 2017

Why an After School Program Can Help Your Child Develop

For a number of children, right after school, they go home and start working on their homework. There’s nothing wrong with this, but for others, it’s not an option they have. The parents may not be home or available to pick the children up right away, so they have to find an alternative. In this situation, one of the best options you can choose is enrolling your child in an after school program. There are a number of benefits to having your child with others in this type of program.

Improved Self-Esteem

Children who have the chance to interact with others more regularly and have more social interaction tend to have a higher self-esteem than those who don’t get the opportunity. After school programs and being successful can boost their confidence.

Develop Teamwork

After school programs are perfect for your child to work with others in a number of ways, building their ability to not only work as a team, but develop leadership abilities. There are plenty of activities that your child can participate in and develop physically, as well.

Receive Academic Help

If your child is having some trouble in school, an after school program can help them better retain information and learn some of the things they may be having trouble with through individualized attention.

Social Interaction

One of the biggest parts of your child’s development and growth is their ability to socialize with others in a comfortable environment. After school programs give them this opportunity, allowing them to not only socialize, but work together and develop problem solving skills as well.

Discovery Point of Heritage offers excellent after school programs for children of all ages. We encourage development and growth all in a comfortable, safe, and clean environment. We put the needs of your children first, always working to ensure they are able to develop and grow to the optimal level.

Call us today to schedule a tour of our Wake Forest child care center.