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After-School

Programs for Pre-K through 5th Grade

Pinecrest’s Aftercare Program is not just a daycare for your children when the school day is over. Our program is a natural extension of the daily curriculum of Pinecrest Academy, set in a warm, safe and fun environment, where your child will be lovingly cared for.

Ideal for working moms, we offer early drop-off options, as well as after school care. Children may be dropped off as early as 7:15am on school days, where they will be lovingly cared for and escorted to class when the school day begins. Aftercare begins right at school dismissal (including early dismissals) and is available till 6:30pm.

Our Aftercare program offers a variety of academic, recreational, cultural and community activities tailored to the ages and needs of the children entrusted to our care. The program provides activities that expand and enrich the curriculum that children receive during the school day. It also allows for rest time for preschoolers and healthy snacks for all children. With a staff of four, our program promises personal attention to each child and a safe and secure experience for all.

Educational Support & Homework
 
We have a designated homework time (Mondays-Thursdays) at Aftercare. While aftercare is not a tutorial period and we cannot guarantee that your child’s homework will be completed, we do strongly encourage children to do their homework. Monitors are available to help with homework during our study hall period. We recommend that you review your child’s homework with him/her at home.

Recreational Activities & Play
At Aftercare, outdoor activities are scheduled daily (weather permitting) and limited gym access is available for indoor exercise. Children are encouraged to participate in team games, climbing, balance beams, swings, soccer, kickball, and numerous small group interaction games provided on the playground.  

On Fridays, because there is no homework time, children are challenged with fun group interaction games, relays, scavenger hunts and craft time, and also enjoy video/movie time
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Cultural & Community Activities
One of the enrichment aspects of Pinecrest’s Aftercare program is the introduction of  a variety of cultural and community activities, through the use of guest speakers and other professionals who visit campus. Activities that are taught by visiting professionals include karate, ballet, acrobatics, jazz and tap dancing, among others.  Arts and crafts, computer lessons, and numerous outdoor activities are also offered.
Aftercare is open from 2:45 - 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and 1:45-6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. It is also available on days with early dismissal. To be eligible, fill out a Registration Form and indicate which program you would like your child to participate in.

Rates for 2018-2019 Aftercare*
 
Full Time: $260 per month
Three Days a Week: $185 per month
Two Days a Week: $135 per month

Daily Rate:
$20 per 3-hour shift per student and an additional $10 per hour for additional hours, per student  
 
Late pickup:
First 15 minutes - $5 per student
Up to the first hour - $10 per student
After the first hour – the daily rate of $20 per student applies, up to 3 hours
$1 will be charged per minute past closing time of 6:30 until the child is picked up
 
*Please note that prices may be subject to change.
 

Aftercare Payment Procedure
 
For Full Time care, payment is due on the 1st of the month and considered late after the 5th. If a payment has not been received by the 10th, your child risks termination of enrollment.

For Daily Aftercare, payments are collected on the day of service or billed every month.

Payments can be dropped off at the main office or mailed to:
Pinecrest Academy Aftercare, 955 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA 30041

After School Enrichment

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  • ABC Easel - Art Enrichment

    ABC Easel offers a unique art curriculum that incorporates historical artists, holidays and cultural events around the world and an exciting storybook art approach that compliments many wonderful children's books. We encourage self exploration and discovery through books, photos and discussion, and we encourage new ideas. Our goal is to share an enthusiasm for knowledge while exploring creativity and experimenting with a variety of art forms - thus, making it a complete art enrichment experience.
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  • Atlanta Family Karate

    Atlanta Family Karate offers traditional Okinawan Shido-kan Karate classes for all ages. As a non-competitive sport, everyone can benefit from karate, regardless of age, physical size and strength and athletic ability. No previous training is necessary to begin training, and students may start at anytime!
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  • Children’s Spanish Express

    Our Spanish Program is customized to every child’s level with a total immersion approach. The students will learn Spanish through fun-themed games combined with a positive and focused hands-on approach at the child's level. The students will learn basic conversational Spanish and with the repetition of the activities will increase the students’ level of self-confidence in Spanish. They will develop the basic skills to successfully learn the language. The students will be introduced to reading and writing skills in Spanish with our most fun and innovative approach.
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  • LEGO Fun Time

    Come join the fun! LEGO Fun Time is an exciting enrichment activity sure to keep your child busy learning while having fun! Teamwork and sharing are emphasized while children build with LEGOs, play games and solve puzzles, all in a fun and safe environment. (class size is limited).
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  • Let’s Act Drama

    Watch your child grow in confidence, poise, understanding, teamwork, communication, compassion, friendship, flexibility and public speaking. Children will learn all about the theater process, including warm-up exercises, improvisational games, blocking, how to memorize lines and how to perform. From beginners to intermediate and advanced actors, this is the safe, nurturing, yet challenging environment where your child will thrive. We conclude with a mini-musical performance.
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Terrance Vinson, Director of Aftercare

Terrance Vinson is the Pinecrest Academy Lower School Physical Education Teacher and the Director of Aftercare.

Prior to joining Pinecrest, Mr. Vinson worked in collegiate athletics, including three years at Georgia Southern University (GSU). While at GSU, Mr. Vinson was a Strength and Conditioning Assistant Director, where he managed day-to-day operations for men’s and women’s basketball, soccer and golf, also assisting with football.

He spent one year at Mercer University, serving as an Assistant Athletic Performance Specialist for men’s and women’s basketball. Mr. Vinson also worked two years at is alma mater, Virginia Tech University, as the Coordinator of Strength and Conditioning for women’s basketball.

Mr. Vinson is entering his fourth year at Pinecrest and his second year as Director of Aftercare. He graduated from Virginia Tech University with a degree in Environmental Policy and Planning. He is a Certified Physical Education Teacher and also hold certificates from the NSCA as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and for Functional Movement Screening (FMS).

Mr. Vinson is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Educational Leadership from Georgia Southern University. He and his wife Marlo have been married four years and have one three-year-old daughter, Pilar.