After School Care: Fostering a Holistic Child Development

For the past few years, there has been a rise in dual-income households in Singapore. With both parents working, it can be difficult to find time to take care of the children after school.

This is where after school care comes in. It has become an increasingly popular option for parents, providing a peace of mind that their children are in a safe and structured environment. With the right after school programme, your child can learn new things, make friends, and have fun while getting the supervision they need. 

Learn more about how after school care can make a difference in your child’s life.

1. Fosters positive habits through structure and routine

After school care can provide much needed structure for children. It establishes a consistent routine and helps them to get tasks such as their homework done in a timely manner. Through this, children can learn how to manage their time effectively, building positive habits. 

At MindSpace by MindChamps, we incorporate the best MindChamps enrichment programmes into our after school care. For example, our proprietary Optimal Flow Method™ breaks down topics into concepts and builds upon your child’s prior knowledge for better understanding and recall. With this approach, it strengthens his understanding of everything taught in school. 

2. Develop the child’s interests through supervised playtime

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. After school care represents a safe place for your child to rest and play once the school day is done. Letting him play under a watchful eye reduces the likelihood of him getting into trouble or falling behind in his studies.

A good after school care programme such as MindSpace also offers a variety of activities and opportunities for your child to explore different interests. This gives him a chance to unwind after a long day at school and also helps to develop his skills, providing a foundation for a successful future.

3. Opportunities for social interaction

While it’s important for children to have time to play, it’s also beneficial for them to interact with others. After school care offers an opportunity for children to socialise with their peers, which can help them learn how to interact with others appropriately and develop important relationships.

Communicating with others is a crucial part of childhood development. It helps children learn how to express themselves and interact with the world around them. Through social interaction, children also learn important life skills such as cooperation and teamwork, taking turns, and sharing ideas.

Work with MindSpace to develop your child holistically

Although after school care cannot take the place of parental involvement, it can still complement and support a child’s development in important ways. A good after school care programme can help him learn new skills, make friends, and feel supported during out-of-school hours, making a huge difference to his development.

For working parents, ensuring your child receives quality after school care can be a challenge. Fortunately, MindSpace by MindChamps is here to help. At Mindspace, we offer Half-Day After School Student Care, Full Day holiday student care, and Weekend Enrichment to provide structure and routine, opportunities for social interaction, and supervised playtime – all of which can boost your child’s cognitive, physical, and emotional development. Contact us to learn more about our after school care programmes today!