Langley offers multiple choices for before and after care, after school enrichment classes and camps. This school year, thanks to Langley's partnerships with Springboard and Flex Academies, the school will also offer care options during all parent teacher conferences and professional development days, as well during both the weeklong February and April breaks and the eight-week summer break. This is a huge plus for busy families and a factor to consider when deciding on which school to send your kids to.
Aftercare is provided by both DCPS and our private provider, Springboard - so unlike many other DC schools, the program can continue to grow with our school and no child is turned away or placed on a waitlist. In addition to before and after care during normal schooldays, Springboard is also providing extended care during camp days during school vacations. Kids have a variety of activities to choose from after school: Flex Academies offers fun and educational enrichment classes such as yoga, music, dance and team sports. Flex will also be running our brand new summer camp this year and plans to hire Langley's teachers to facilitate it. Familiar faces will make the transition from school to camp a breeze for our kids!
Read on to get to know two of our wonderful Springboard teachers, Ms. Ashley and Ms. Shalinee. Ms Shalinee is also a DCPS substitute teacher and sometimes teaches regular classes.
Why did you decide to become a care provider?
Ms. Shalinee: I am fascinated by children’s sense of curiosity and self-discovery. I became a teacher because I wanted to empower kids to solve problems and learn through trial and error. I like to develop projects that help kids learn about science through observation and participation.
What’s your favorite part of the job?
Ms. Ashley: Everyday I am blown away by the kids creativity. They come up with the most creative and fun games and I love to play with them. We have so much fun together.
Ms. Shalinee: I love to do gardening projects with my kids. I also do many in-classroom projects that involve exploring science, as well as arts and crafts. I love to nurture their curiosity and understanding of how the world works.