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Present and Future Benefits of After School Programs

Parents are always looking for ways to help their children achieve success within education, but many may not realize how early this process can begin. Numerous studies have shown over and over that children who attend after school programs are more likely to succeed in school at varying levels.

At Smart Kids Development Center, our after school care complements services like preschool, day care and others. Let’s look at some of the specific benefits of after school care, both in the present and for the future.

Interest and Ambitions

Children who are enrolled in after school programs show more interest in long-term furthering of their education. They’re more engaged in materials than others, and their desire to drop out before college is much lower.


Children who attend after school programs have higher average grades, and while this isn’t the only important factor in their long term educational success, it’s certainly one of them. After school programs give children a chance to work in individual environments with instructors, helping them pick up any lessons they may have missed or not understood in class.


After school programs correlate with fewer disciplinary issues in children, likely due to constant supervision they’re given while other kids instead spend time alone at home after school. Good behavior and less trouble can supplement a good education.


Additional chances for your child to interact with other children are important for long term success. Social skills are vital to future life success, even in the education field – kids will develop their own personalities, and will learn how to share and show respect to others.


Finally, kids are simply more likely to enjoy their daily routine when a good after school program is involved. Kids get an extra hour or two a day to lay, do crafts and many other fun activities. Meanwhile, you as a parent get more fun stories at the end of the day.

For more information on our after school programs, or to find out about any of our child care services, speak to the educators at Smart Kids Development Center today.