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School Age Program

Jefferson Township School Age Program –
Your 5-13 Year Old (5-13 Years)

As children get older and more independent, they need new challenges. That’s why Quality Time Childcare offers a School Age program for Before and After School care, Enrichment programs, and Summer Programs that address the changing and more varied needs of growing school-age children.

Quality Time’s program for school-age children provides a unique before- and after-school learning experience to keep your school-ager motivated and focused in a fun and stimulating environment.

Most school-age children seek to develop a sense of self – a sense of who they are, what they can do, and how they are perceived by others. Quality Time takes into account the differing needs of school-age children ranging in age from 5 to 13 years old to ensure they successfully find their place in an increasingly complex world.

To make it easy for your family’s schedule, many centers provide transportation to and from neighborhood schools. Our school-age program also aligns with school calendars to provide fun and learning during holidays, teacher in-service days, and other school breaks. We also have planned activities for them in case of public school holidays or school closings, i.e., “snow days”. Due to the need for increased staff, we will need to be notified in advance, should you need this service.

Quality Time is an approved bus stop for Jefferson Township and West Milford Schools.

Sample School-Age Curriculum

What Your School-Age Child Will Learn. At our Oak Ridge and West Milford Childcare center your School-Age children learn new social, emotional, physical, and intellectual skills


  • Making new friends
  • Cooperating versus competing
  • Learning distinctions between fantasy and reality


  • Dealing with peers and criticism
  • Dealing with stress
  • Expressing feelings


  • Gaining advanced language and listening skills
  • Building an increasingly complex vocabulary
  • Establishing long-term plans
  • Understanding abstract concepts and thinking
  • Understanding and following rules


  • Demonstrating advanced muscle control
  • Building hand-eye coordination
  • Participating in hands-on activities
  • Engaging in group sports