About the Program
Established more than 25 years ago, the PSJA ISD Project Care After-school Program offers its services to district personnel and working parents in the community. This unique program sponsored by our school district is designed with the belief that after-school hours are an opportunity to further engage children in academic, social and physical activities and continue to refine their social skills before heading home to spend the evening with their families.
PSJA’s Project Care After-school Program provides a safe place for children while parents work. Nutritional needs are addressed with healthy meals provided at no additional cost, while educational advancement is increased.
- LOW CHILD-TO-ADULT RATIO: In an educational setting, this means that each child will get more personal attention; for instance, in getting tutoring or help with homework. It also provides a safer environment with more adult supervision.
- EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITES: The main focus is on tutoring and helping students with homework. Other activities are incorporated to help children do better in school through the use of computer academic programs and visits to the school’s library.
- RELIABILITY: This is an important consideration offered to parents by our after-school program, especially if the parent works during the time the student will be at the program. We understand that parents want to know that their child will be in a safe environment. The program is available from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm during school days.
- LOW COST: PSJA ISD charges a minimal fee to parents. Materials, utilities and salaries are some of the main expenses of the program that are covered by our fees.
- SOCIAL INTERACTION: Social interaction is an important benefit of the after-school program. It gives the student the chance to spend more time with friends and peers. Many opportunities for social interaction are provided at Project Care Sites.
- SOCIAL SKILLS: Students will learn to work in groups, the importance of sharing and using the “magic words” please and thank you at all time.
- PHYSCIAL ACTIVITY: With the growing concern about American children not getting enough physical activity, the program provides safe outdoor activities. This includes structured activities to play outdoors.
- NUTRITION: Project Care provides a healthy afternoon meal for students through the district’s Child Nutrition Program. Since we encourage good nutrition, parents are discouraged from sending sugared foods with their children.