After School Program 2016-17 A STEM After School Program for K-G7

“School and social interactions play a very important role in the psychological development of young school aged children. Through social interactions, opportunities and experiences, children begin to develop a sense of pride in their accomplishments and abilities.

During this stage of ‘Industry versus inferiority’, children become capable of performing increasingly complex tasks and strive to master new skills, and thus develop a sense of ‘Industry’. Children, who feel secure, self assured and encouraged in their environment, develop a feeling of competency which leads to higher self-confidence.”

As the world expands a bit, parents although important, but school, after schools and neighborhoods have become significant influencers.

In this very social stage of development, Riverdales makes efforts to ensure children do not experience unresolved feelings of inadequacy and inferiority and face challenges in developing feelings of competency and high self-esteem.

Riverdales offers a safe and secure environment, provides enrichment programs in academics, performing and visual arts, multiple intelligences and outdoor sports. The programs build their self confidence, for they help children recognize the talent and skills, encourage them to achieve success, and feel competent in their interactions and day to day activities.

Beyond supervised homework and academic enrichment, the program offers classes in:

STEM programs (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)

  • 3D Printing
  • Computer Designing, Animation, Music Movies, Interactive Video
  • Computer Programming
  • Hands on Experiments in Life Sciences and Physics
  • Robotics Engineering EV3 (G3 and above) and WeDo (K-G2)
  • Math Olympiad

Academics and GATE

  • Writing classes for all grades
  • GATE preparation for 3rd grade

Outdoor Sports

  • Basketball Coaching – Floodlit courts
  • Soccer Coaching – Floodlit Greens
  • Swimming
Music, Performing and Visual Arts
  • Piano
  • Art, Drawing and Coloring
  • Hip-hop Fusion Dance
  • Sing-a-Long
Languages and Multiple Intelligence
  • Chinese
  • Hindi
  • Chess
  • Public Speaking, Debate
Program Design
The program is rated highly for contribution to academic skills
  • Supervised homework: help to check and complete the daily homework
  • Academic Enrichment: Stretch to next level or help in weak areas
  • Enrichment programs: STEM, Arts, Multiple Intelligence, Languages
  • Everyday Sports: Basketball, Soccer, 4 square, hop scotch, hula hoops
  • Chinese and Hindi: Two optional classes per week, are scheduled each for, Chinese and Hindi language
Kindergarten Students
  • AM students-Drop-off 9AM, drop to and pick-up from school, 10:45AM to 2PM, pick-up from Riverdales by 6:30PM
  • PM students – pick-up from school 12PM, pick-up from Riverdales by 6:30PM
Typical day schedule of kindergarten PM students
  • 12PM – Arrival
  • Followed by Lunch – We can heat the lunch (if you bring your own) Or, order with our Vendor
  • After Lunch, students finish their homework
  • Academic Enrichment – students get extra lessons in Language Arts or Math
  • Classes in – PE, Social Awareness, Sciences, Arts, Reading, Writing, Public Speaking, Story Telling
  • Or, attend the Enrichment Program (Optional class) over and above a class scheduled per above
  • 5:30PM – field sports
  • 5:30PM to 6PM – pick-up time
  • 6:30PM – last pick-up
Typical day schedule of G1 to G7 students
3PM to 6:30PM, Except on Wednesdays, when it is 1PM to 6:30PM
  • 3PM – Arrival
  • Snack Time – socialize, communicate and interact
  • Homework Help
  • Academic Enrichment – students get extra lessons in Language Arts or Math
  • Or, attend the Enrichment Program (Optional class) over and above a class scheduled per above
  • 5:30PM – field sports
  • 5:30PM to 6PM – pick-up time
  • 6:30PM – last pick-up
Monthly Tuition fees

We encourage parents to call and schedule a tour with us, learn more about the program, our spacious infrastructure with great outdoors, and we’ll be happy to respond to any queries that you might have.

Transportation fees: Independent transportation agreement with service provider

Riverdales Calendar

CLOSED – On Following FUSD holidays

  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Break
  • Christmas
  • Winter Recess
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • President’s Day
  • Memorial Day

Open from 9AM to 6PM, Or a Camp Schedule – On Following FUSD holidays

  • Veteran’s Day
  • Parent Conferences
  • Non Work Day, FUSD staff
  • Spring Break