Out of School Time (OST)
After-school programming remains the core component of Child First’s work. The typical program is four days per week, three hours per day. Each program provides:
The academic enrichment varies across sites based on principal recommendations, feedback, test scores, and the school’s Instructional Leadership Team expertise.
Every program has practicing artists teaching skills in instrumental music, drama, painting, photography, audio and sound production, ceramics, and more.
Other skill-based activities include culinary arts, step, choir, and playwriting.
Students have access to sports and recreation enrichment including karate, flag football, basketball, and track and field. Students also demonstrate their skill mastery during an annual culminating event in May called Show What You Know.