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Children's Programs

Children's Programs

Early Childhood Development includes children 6 weeks old infants to 4 year old preschoolers. This is a licensed affordable childcare under the Texas School Ready! Project. Daycare financial assistance is available to those who qualify through the Childcare Management Services. The AWCC is licensed by the Texas department of Protective Regulatory Services.

    

       

After School Program 

After School Program is available for children K-5th grade.Teachers and volunteers engage the children in a variety of activities designed to assist academically and improve self-esteem. The goal of this program is to provide transportation for area children to an afterschool program that is structured and supervised. From homework help to enriched activities that allow for academic and social development, spiritual and moral values are promoted. In 2014, the Afterschool Program provided services for a total of 38 children and youth on average a month. The majority of children enrolled in the Afterschool Program come from families living in the extremely low to low HUD defined income levels. Currently, two organizations from West Texas A&M University, HSA and CAMPOS, provide tutoring assistance. This program is also participating in a photography project called “We Are” with the Amarillo Area Foundation that allows children to go out around Amarillo and take pictures of the things they like/dislike about their community. The program is available Monday-Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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Summer Camp

Summer Camp provides care for area elementary and middle school children. During a 12-week summer camp session, children in grades K through 5th grade are provided with recreational and academically enriching experiences, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The goal of this program is to provide a structured program for low income families that is affordable and oriented towards following the 5 children’s Summer Camp Rules:

1) Have Fun;

2) Stay Safe;

3) Be Respectful;

4) Learn New Skills, and

5) Keep our Center clean.

Each day is begun with praise and worship. Week-long Vacation Bible School, a week-long Boy Scout Camp, and a week-long arts and music program presented by the Amarillo Opera are an integral part of the Summer Camp Program. In 2014, we served a total of 82 children and youth.

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