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Hester's Creative Schools

Covid Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

School Age and Summer Programs

School Age Children

Hester's offers exceptional after school and summer programs children that are created to keep them involved and to have fun. We recognize that school age children have a variety of interests and need choices to occupy their time that are constructive.  We know our families desire to have a safe, positive and enjoyable environment for their impressionable child. We strive to provide a kind atmosphere that builds character and respect for others. Give your school age child opportunities to make memories and build friendships in our program! 

School Age Childcare

We provide Before School Care for children 5 to 12 years old that are picked up by Guilford County Schools transportation.

We provide After School Care for children 5 to 12 years old. Hester's buses transport students from selected schools in our area to our program. Guilford County Schools transports students that attend in our district and magnet schools to Hester's. Our afternoon schedule includes a healthy snack, physical motor/outdoor activities, quiet/home work and Interest Center time. Students may attend all day when Guilford County Schools are closed for teacher workdays and holidays.  Each day is packed with options to keep children involved.

Our environment is designed with lots of choices for children.  Interest Centers have a variety of materials in science/discovery, language/literacy, problem solving, building, drama, games, art, music & movement.  Students may choose to play a game, talk with a friend, or relax in the quiet area.  We know after an instructional day indoors, children need to move and get fresh air. Our playgrounds are equipped with space for group games, vigorous physical activity as well as gardens for natural  experiences.

Our teachers use their knowledge of school age children to plan fun, educational experiences for them daily.  They may pose a question or problem to the children and provide the materials to solve it.  Our teachers direct group games and discussions about topics of interest related to community, culture or our world.  Financial Literacy, building, crafts or cooking projects occur and can be on going.  Some activities are child initiated while others are teacher directed.  Activities allow school age children to socialize, play and work together under guidance and watchful eyes.  Our energetic teachers relate and interact positively with school age children to encourage them to be their best.      

SA sum TripFun Summer Activities

Summer Program

In our Summer Program, we continue the quality of our School Age Childcare environment and teachers in our full day care.  We provide breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack.  We add themes with special activities and experienceses to make summer time a fun time for our school age children.

School age children work hard during the school year and are ready for a less structured day.  Our teachers plan activities with a variety of themes to keep their minds learning in fun ways through reading, activities field trips, special events and outside experiences.  Children are encouraged to continue reading throughout the summer by setting goals and tracking their progress.  Activities include cultural studies, cooking projects, games, creative and science experiences.  We plan affordable, educational and fun field trips as an extension of what we are doing in the classroom.  On going projects, special events, and guests enhance our summer themes.  Outside activities often include gardening, field days, cook outs and water play.  We offer so much for your school age child to experience and enjoy in the summer at Hester's!