The School‑Age Program cares for children ages 5 to 12 years.
We offer before and after school care as well as full day care on school holidays and during the summer months. The prime focus here is interactive, interdisciplinary instruction, revolving around the arts, recreation, and making connections to school curriculum. The children are offered both structured (teacher directed) and unstructured (child directed) choices of activities. These include games, crafts, sports, cooking, music, and more. School‑agers are in the process of learning how they fit into the larger world. Rules and social opinions (peer pressure) are very important to them. Through artistic expression, enrichment activities, playing games and participating in sports, the children have the chance to practice and develop decision‑making skills, teamwork, a sense of fair play, and how language can be used to communicate ideas and feelings.
Campus Kids Summer Program offers weekly themed summer camps for ages 6-12. Each week includes swimming, gym, field trips, games, computer lab time, outdoor activities, as well as time to read, do puzzles, and art projects. Camp fees ($185 per week or $46 per day-minimum of three days) include all meals, field trips, activities, and a camp t-shirt. Program leaders believe just because children need care over the summer, doesn't mean they shouldn't have a memorable summer vacation!
Erik Homan (Co-HeadTeacher - School Age)
Erik joined the BCDC staff in the summer of 2014. He has earned two Bachelor’s degrees from The College at Brockport State University of New York in Health Science and History, as well as additional classes in childhood education. Aside from BCDC, Erik worked previously for five years at the Oneonta Family YMCA as a lead teacher and activity coordinator for their summer program for ages 5-12.
Julie Stenger (Co-HeadTeacher - School Age)
Julie started working at BCDC in September of 2013. She has a Master’s Degree in Teaching with certifications in both general and special education from Fordham University and has had five years previous experience teaching in the urban public school districts. Julie believes in an interactive classroom setting where children explore and develop the passion to become lifelong learners.