Free Before School Academic Enrichment at LFH
The Wyandanch Union Free School district has partnered with SCOPE Education Services to provide free before-school childcare and academic enrichment to scholars in grades Pre-K-5. The program, which began on the first day of school, takes place five days a week at Lafrancis Hardiman Elementary School and offers a variety of engaging enrichment activities that focus on fine arts, coding and robotics, sports, fitness and mindfulness. In addition, scholars also have daily instruction in literacy and mathematics as well as opportunities to participate in STEM instruction.
“The district is excited to be able to provide a free before school enrichment program to our scholars,” said Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Gina Talbert. “Working with SCOPE will help support our district’s initiative to offer a well-rounded, challenging curriculum that educates the whole child and ensures every scholar develops a love of learning in a safe and supportive environment.”
Courses are taught by Wyandanch educators and supported by Wyandanch staff who work hands-on with scholars to ensure learning reinforces skills developed in previous years, while also supporting new development cognitively and socially which helps develop a learning mindset.
“As our district strives to bring more opportunities to our scholars, the SCOPE before school enrichment program offers a safe and structured space where they can receive beneficial engagement,” said Assistant to the Superintendent for Curriculum, Ms. Shamika Simpson. “The partnership between SCOPE, Wyandanch and our scholars’ families will help increase student achievement and build upon the great achievements that can already be seen.”
Throughout the before school enrichment program, Wyandanch scholars will also be introduced to courses including comic book design, cool Caribbean cooking and baking, hip hop dance, mindfulness and yoga, sculpting and clay creations, and Broadway and theater.
The district currently has more than 90 scholars registered in the program and space is still available. Registration information can be found at the following link: https://scopeonline.ce.eleyo.com/courses/category/417/enrichment%E2%80%941/wyandanch-enrichment/wyandanch-before-school-enrichment