We believe an effective before and after school program is more than just childcare — it’s an extension of your child’s learning. The moment your child walks through our doors at Haymarket Children’s Academy in Gainesville, VA, they will be greeted warmly by name and treated like the individual they are. Plus, each day presents new opportunities for them to develop socially and educationally through free-time and hands-on activities designed to enhance what they’re learning at school.
What Kids Do in HCA’s Before and After School Program
Haymarket Children’s Academy provides school-age children with a safe environment where they can pursue both educational and social opportunities. Our before and after school program isn’t just about learning, however. It’s also about having fun and being a kid.
When you send your child to our program, we maximize our time with them by providing a variety of activities and opportunities:
- Homework time: Our staff is available to offer assistance to your child while working on their homework assignments.
- Indoor and outdoor play: We’ve equipped our four-acre campus with age-appropriate play opportunities your kids will love, including playgrounds, jungle gyms, a nature trail/bike path, a gaga pit and the Outpost, a separate building specifically designed for school-age children.
- Explore interests: From our outdoor garden to our full-size gym, the HCA campus is equipped with ample opportunities that allow your child to explore their individual interests.
- Play with friends: Under the supervision of our well-qualified staff, your child will have plenty of time for socializing and making new friends.
Benefits of Choosing HCA’s Before and After School Program
If your child attends elementary or middle school in Gainesville, Haymarket, Bristow, Manassas, or other surrounding areas in Prince William County, then you won’t want to miss the opportunities available at Haymarket Children’s Academy’s before and after-school program. Thanks to our state-of-the-art facility and exceptional staff, we offer benefits you won’t find anywhere else:
- Transportation to and from school: Included in the cost of the program, we provide transportation for your child both to and from area schools in Prince William County.
- Emphasis on safety: When you entrust us with the care of your child, we don’t take that responsibility lightly. That’s why their security is our primary concern. Our campus is located off any main thoroughfares, making it a quiet and safe place for your child to enjoy before and after school care. All of our buildings are equipped with fob-accessed doors and cameras. We’ve also installed a six-foot wall made of concrete and steel around our perimeter.
- Age-appropriate experience: We’re proud of our premier nursery, preschool, pre-k and kindergarten opportunities. However, we understand that school-age children don’t always like to do activities they feel are for “little kids.” That’s why our school-age program has its own separate building from the early childhood rooms and nursery, including age-appropriate playgrounds for your kids to enjoy.
- The Outpost: The Outpost is our separate building for school-aged children. Inside this 10,000 square-foot space, we’ve set it up to look like a small town main street. This includes an art gallery, theatre, toy shop, arcade, apothecary, cafe, library, construction zone, as well as the Capitol Lounge for the older children.
- Healthy snacks: Our on-site chef ensures all snacks your child gets are healthy and tasty, and they are prepared with locally-sourced, organic ingredients.
Learn More About Our Before and After School Program
At Haymarket Children’s Academy in Gainesville, VA, we’re proud to offer a safe and nurturing environment for your child to go to both before and after school. We know that when you see the fun and educational opportunities available on our campus, you’ll be excited for your child to join in.
Contact us today. We can answer any questions you may have or schedule a tour so you can see our premier campus for yourself.