Maples Program: 3rd-5th

Program Description:

Maples is a part of Albany Children’s Center. Maples serves children in third through fifth grades, providing high quality school-age care before and after the elementary school day. The Maples program provides a respectful, safe and engaging atmosphere in which the children learn in a play-based environment.

All children enrolled in Maples will be engaged in thematic learning experiences that involve reading, writing, arts and crafts, science, math, and social studies. The learning is play-based and offered both inside the classroom and outside. We implement a developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive program. We enable children to feel pride about their identity and we enable them to develop respect and appreciation for differences.

Program Schedule

The morning, before care, program is available 7:30-9:30.  Breakfast snack is provided during the morning hours.

The afternoon, after care, program is open 2:00-6:00 in the Maples classroom. Afternoon snack is provided during the afternoon hours.


Maples Daily Schedule


2:00      early bird children arrive

2:05      whole group instruction (EB)

2:25      inside choice time and projects

3:05      late bird children arrive       

3:05      whole group instruction (LB)

3:30      snack time

3:45      outdoor/ indoor choice time and projects

5:00     inside choice time and projects

5:30     clean up

5:40     reading and quiet activities

6:00     close of program