3 to 5 Karate classes a week for students enrolled. Our martial arts after school program engages students in a fun learning environment to inspire them to become intellectually vibrant, compassionate and responsible citizens. The after school program starts at the end of the school day and ends at 6pm. The program runs Monday to Friday from Late August to the middle of June (Your School Calander Year). The program also includes full day care on PD days for all schools and after school care on snow days (transportation on snow days is dependant on the school). Depending on the child’s school the children are either picked up at school by their regular school bus and dropped off at Zen, or they are picked up at at school by Zen staff and our shuttle bus. While in our care, the children receive a healthy snack and complete their homework. The after school program combines after-school childcare and enrichment programs for children from SK through grade 8. The program is focused on providing children with a safe, nurturing and enjoyable place to be after school.
Martial arts training, regular reading, meditation and the other scholastic activities in our after school program help students learn and achieve higher marks in school. Our after school program enhances a childs teamwork skills, focus, attention, discipline and patience. Our program helps develop skills that are necessary later in life. We focus on "doing," as opposed to “observing”, as with TV and computer games. Activities such as karate belt tests and tournaments teach young people to conquer fear and to take risks.
- 3 to 5 Karate classes a week
- Self-defense training
- Anti-bullying skills
- Creative art
- Cooperative games
- Quiet areas for reading, homework and 'down' time
- Participation in sports and games
- Outdoor play
- Healthy snacks