Eagle Zone School Age Care
Why send your child to Eagle Zone before and after school?
Based on research and information collected by Youth.Gov,
School-age children and youth spend 80 percent of their waking hours outside of school, while 1 in 5 young people in the U.S. are alone after the school day ends. High-quality afterschool programs promote positive youth development and offer a safe space where youth can explore their potential.
Effective afterschool programs provide learning settings that bring a wide range of benefits to youth, families, and communities. Afterschool programs can support social, emotional, cognitive, and academic development, reduce risky behaviors, promote physical health, and provide a safe and supportive environment for children and youth. Afterschool programs also provide a significant return-on-investment, with every $1 invested saving at least $3 through increasing youth’s earning potential down the road.
Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). Attending high-quality afterschool programs and regular participation can lead to improved social and emotional competencies, including prosocial behavior, intrinsic motivation, better concentration efforts, and higher sense of self-worth. SEL is the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions. These “soft skills” are essential for work force development and lead to more youth being hired and successful in their jobs. Development of personal and social skills in afterschool settings also lead to higher academic achievement, positive feelings and attitude toward school.
Other benefits include:
- Academic Support.
- Increased Classroom Participation.
- Safety and Belonging.
- Supporting Working Families.
- Nutrition and Physical Activity.
Youth.gov. 2021. Benefits for Youth, Families, & Communities | Youth.gov. [online] Available at: <https://youth.gov/youth-topics/afterschool-programs/benefits-youth-families-and-communities#:~:text=Afterschool%20programs%20also%20provide%20a, reducing%20crime%20and%20juvenile%20delinquency.&text=Other%20 benefits%20include%3A,and%20Emotional%20Learning%20(SEL).>
Join Our Team
Eagle Zone is looking to hire energetic, caring and passionate people who are excited to help create a meaningful and engaging environment for youth in Eden Prairie. Eagle Zone will foster a sense of belonging for K-6 students while encouraging them to explore their interests and strengths. The Eagle Zone staff will play an important role in creating a positive educational experience for all who are involved with the program.
For more information on open positions with Eagle Zone, check out the Community Education Job Openings Page.
If you require financial assistance to participate in any of our programs, please check out the available resources at edenpr.org/FeeAssistance.