Before and After School Programs

Bright Beginnings (AM programs) and Kaleidoscope (PM) programs are the self funded before and after school programs for students enrolled in our South Bend Community School Corporation schools. We support students in grades K-5 who are registered for the programs with a registration fee and properly completed paperwork (downtown enrollment only). For sustainability, there are bi-weekly payments on assigned due dates. We are committed to providing a safe and structured quality child care program that includes free play, homework, arts and crafts, Yoga, Spanish, STEM activities and community guest speakers in a growth mindset environment. Students are encouraged to grow socially and academically via fun, hands-on activities that enrich their learning experiences. Building relationships with students, parents, building staff and the community have enriched the programs.


Bright Beginnings and Kaleidoscope Site Coordinators:

Each host school has an assigned site coordinator. Site Coordinators are responsible for the overall day to day operations at each of the 7 facilities. Site Coordinators are the parent go to contact for their site questions and concerns. Site Coordinators help plan curriculum and daily activities to engage all students in small groups and enable intentional interactions with students and staff. PBIS is a focus in building relationships with students and site coordinators attend additional trainings in out of school best practices and early childhood growth and development. All Site Coordinators and Aides are certified CPR/First Aid/AED trained.

Bright Beginning and Kaleidoscope Aides:

Bright Beginning and Kaleidoscope aides/staff assist in the morning and afternoon routines at each host school. Helping to ensure the safety and well being of all students as we transition into and out of the school day. Sites use games, puzzles and morning movement to help students prepare for their day in the AM. They ensure breakfast is offered and students are well prepared to start their day. In the PM K-Club Aides run small group stations, ensure a teamwork environment and assist with the daily activities at each site.

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