Children's Programs: After School Enrichment
Whatever the degree or type of their disability, every child who participates in an AbilityFirst After School Enrichment Program experiences a culturally-sensitive environment, where each individual is valued. With staffing ratios of no more than 1:5 – and, under special circumstances, as close as 1:1 – our well-trained, caring staff engage children with age-appropriate activities that nurture social, physical, cognitive and creative abilities. Specific activities vary from center to center, but all fall into these four categories:
- Basic Life Skills – participants practice personal safety in the community, preparing simple snacks and personal care
- Communication - participants work on communicating their basic wants and needs through language skills, body language, picture boards or use of technology
- Socialization - participants increase their ability to interact with their peers, such as respecting personal space, taking turns and making new friends
- Healthy Living - including swim instruction - participants improve and practice healthy living including learning to choose healthy snacks and portion control, and have opportunities to play outside or swim.
We always welcome your visits, so feel free to stop by the AbilityFirst community center near you. Or, if you would like to discuss your child’s needs, call ahead and schedule an appointment to meet with the center director.
AbilityFirst Anaheim Program
AbilityFirst Claremont Center
AbilityFirst East Los Angeles Center
AbilityFirst Glendale Center
AbilityFirst Joan and Harry A. Mier Center in Inglewood
AbilityFirst Lawrence L. Frank Center in Pasadena
AbilityFirst Long Beach Center
AbilityFirst Newport Mesa Center in Costa Mesa
For more information on AbilityFirst after school enrichment programs, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (626) 396-1010 ext. 1104