After-School Arts Program
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This Little Light
After-School Child Care
with an emphasis on the ARTS!
What Else Should I Know?
• We serve up to 30 children, in Grades K-6.
• School bus drop-off can be arranged.
Days of Operation
Follows the public school calendar.
Comparable to other after-school programs. Call for us rates.
• Family rates are available.
• Limited part-time enrollment.
Parental support is expected, with opportunities to be made available.
Come and Join Us!
Help “This Little Light” shine! Tell your friends and neighbors that we have a vision for a more united community of people of all colors, beliefs, and backgrounds!
An After-School Program That Offers Experiences in the Arts!
This Little Light provides high quality care with a bonus: local artists come in for one or two 10-week sessions and teach weekly “hands-on” classes in drama, music, dance, and/or drumming. There is also an art teacher on the staff providing daily experiences in the visual arts. The program is committed to developing the “whole child” through the arts, and works to nurture the spiritual self within each child. The program is also committed to multiculturalism in every aspect, from staffing, to artists and art forms, and to the children enrolled. We explore the rich ethnic and cultural diversity of Buffalo’s West Side, and bring our children together with fun and cooperation.
Why Focus on the Arts?
Since our public schools cut the funds for art and music many years ago, children are not being exposed to these important areas of learning in any significant way. Studies have consistently shown that children who receive instruction in the arts perform better in many seemingly unrelated skills, from math, to interpersonal relations. The arts also provide an outlet for a child’s thoughts and feelings. There are no “wrong” answers. Learning new skills can provide children with positive experiences they may use for the rest of their lives. Finally, what better way to unite children from different backgrounds than through the fun of working together on projects of their own collective creation?
What Else is Offered?
• Nutritious snacks.
• Large muscle exercise.
• Opportunity to do school homework with assistance from a
• Free time when children can choose activities of their own interest.
• Committed, qualified staff.
What if I Can’t Afford it?
Low-income parents who need after school care because they are working or attending school can apply for financial aid with the Day Care Unit of Erie County Social Services. Call 858-8953 between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm.
We are a registered Child Care Center with the New York State and Erie County Department of Social Services.
At This Little Light, we nurture the light within each child to shine!
For more information or a registration form, call: 885-9443
Executive Director: Marianne Rathman
, or the church at www.pslucc.org