The Before- and After-School Program offers a relaxed, balanced program with time to play, explore the arts, physical and social sciences, be involved in project work, learn with friends, and let off steam. Eager to explore the social world and discover how the adult world works, five-to twelve-year-olds thrive on challenges, friendships, clubs, and responsibility. They want to make things, build things, act out new dramatic possibilities, explore computers and books, construct imaginary worlds with dolls or Legos and most important, not be given more of the same and treated like "little kids." They want to discover who they are and pursue their interests. Our program reinforces their drive to learn with new challenges and opportunities to get out into the world.