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Our Mission

Enriching the mental, emotional, and physical development of children

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About Us

The Faulkton Area Out of School Program is a licensed, non-profit childcare service that offers academic enrichment/recreation opportunities for children.

We offer the following programs:

“The FAOSP” a before/after school program for ages 5-13; “The Jr. Program” an all-day child-care with an openly structured preschool atmosphere for ages 4-5; “The Summer Rec Program” an all-day recreation/summer camp program for ages 5 – 13; and “Little Sprouts” a licensed group daycare for ages 6 weeks and older.

Note, “sprouts” are moved up to the Junior Program when they are potty trained, at least 4 years old and ready for a preschool-like atmosphere. Junior Program children are moved up to the FAOSP when they are at least 5 years old, enrolled in kindergarten, and capable of being in a school environment.  We also provide special recreational programing for children in the Faulkton, SD Area.  

Enrollment is accepted on a Contracted/Tuition basis.  Walk-ins are allowed, space permitting.

The program offers several special recreation programs throughout the year that are open to children ages 3 and up.  These include but are not limited to:  Dance, Tumbling, Painting, Cooking, Golf, Bowling, Tae Kwon Do and more.

FAOSP Programs are licensed child-care services through the SD Department of Social Services and are approved to accept childcare assistance for families that qualify. 

Program Director - April Sorensen (605-751-9043)

Board Members - Lindsey Horning, Sara Wilkins, Andrea Baer, Jami Huss, Lyndsay Rasmussen

School-Year ProgramS

Before & After School Program (ages 5-13)

All-Day Junior Program (ages 3-5)

Special Programs - Tumbling, Tae Kwon Do, Dance, Canvas Painting, Cooking Club, etc.

School Year Program

School-Year Special Activities

Included in all Contract Prices
Open to all Children

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Magic For Kids

Easy to Learn Magic Tricks

Children will learn how to perform new magic tricks that are easy to do and age appropriate.  Sure to thrill and amaze.  Juggling, Card Tricks, Optical Illusions and more taught by program staff.  

Contracted children receive this program as part of their contracted price.  The program is open to all children ages 5 - 13

Watch the monthy calendars for dates magic will be offered.  

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Tae Kwon Do

New to the FAOSP - Martial Arts

A School-Age Program is offered for ages 5-13 and a Preschool Program is offered for ages 3-5 (Parents are required to be in attendance for the preschool program). 

 

Taught by Morgan Naber, 8 years experience, 1st degree black-belt.

Learn the discipline of Tae Kwon Do

Contracted children receive this program as part of their contracted price.  The program is open to all children 

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Rhythm Drumming

Rhythms are the Name of this Game

Create musical rhythms using buckets, fitness balls, trash cans, basketballs, hand claps, sticks and more.  Learn basic rhythm counting and get an introduction into musical terms.  Taught by April Sorensen with help from program staff. 

 

Contracted children receive this program as part of their contracted price.  The program is open to all children ages 5-13. 

Watch the monthy calendars for dates magic will be offered.  

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Elementary Tumbling

Non-competitive, Recreational

A School-Age Program is offered for ages 5-13 and a Preschool Program is offered for ages 3-5 (Parents are required to be in attendance for the preschool program). 

 

Program is based on ability not age and the coaches will place children accordingly after the first several practices.  Learn the basic skills of tumbling - front and back rollovers, hand and head-stands, cartwheels and round-offs just to name a few. 

 

Contracted children receive this program as part of their contracted price.  The program is open to all children - click on the black box below to see price and date details.

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Youth Dance

Jazz, Hip-Hop, Ballet, & Tap

A School-Age Program is offered for ages 5-13 (Jr K - 6th grade) and a Preschool Program is offered for ages 3-5 years

 

Children are split by age into groups for the classes. Taught by Cecelia Woodring in a fun, interactive format. 

 

Contracted children receive this program as part of their contracted price.  The program is open to all children.

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Fabolous Art and Various Painting Techniques

School-age program for children ages 5-13.  Learn different techniques for painting with Acrylics.  Paint on canvas, glass, wood, ornaments, jars and more. 

Taught by April Sorensen with assistance from staff.  Children are encouraged to enter finished pieces in the local 4-H Acheivement Days. 

 

Contracted children receive this program as a part of their contracted price.  The program is open to all children ages 5-13. 

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Youth Cooking Club

Edible Education

Taught by the local Registered Dietitian, children learn to prepare meal entrees, side dishes and snacks.  All prepared recipes will contain either a fruit or a vegetable component and safe food practices will be taught.  (Food allergies can be accomodated).  

 

Contracted children receive this program as part of their contracted price.  The program is typically offered in the spring and is open to all children ages 5-13.

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Field Trips & All Day Programs

Learning on the Go!

The FAOSP take no-school day opportunities and schedules field trips to area attractions.  Sometimes we go swimming and other times we go to a Children's Museum.  The day never disappoints.  

Field Trip Days can accomodate up to 40 children and it is first come, first served for sign-up.  Bussing is provided by a licensed transportation firm.

 

Appropriate paperwork must be on file prior to letting your child get on the bus.  

 

Watch our facebook page for dates/details.   

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STEAM ACTIVITIES and MAKER-SPACE

STEAM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math

3-4 times per month, we schedule STEAM activities for the children to participate in.  These often are the highlights of the month. 

 

Check out our monthly calendar below to see what STEAM activities we plan to complete. 

School Year Special Events
Dance
Cooking
Tumbling / Gymnastics
Exporative Art
Field Trips
Maker - Space
Magic
Sports
Rythm Drumming

Summer Special Activities

Empowering Children to Be a Better Version of Themselves

Summer Special Events
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Theme Weeks

Each week during the summer has a theme and all of the activities and crafts are based off that theme.

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Field Trips

Learning on the Go! Click on more info to learn about our next trip.

Cost: 

Contracted Children: Included in price

Walk-in:  $25 per day

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SWIMMING Lesson and Pool Days

The program transports the kids to the pool for swimming lessons in the month of June and 3-4 days per week for open-swim.  Swimming lessons are at an additional cost.  Click on the link below for pool information

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STEAM CAMP

STEAM Education  -  Science Technology, Engineering Math and Art.  STEAM activities are part of the normal weekly summer schedule.  Please see the current schedule for dates and activities. 

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Youth Golf

A 5 week program to teach the fundamentals of golf. 

 

Held at the Lakeside County Club, this special program is for youth ages 8+

$50

Equipment provided.  

Transportation is available for an additional charge.  Contact the Community Transit but at 605-228-7938 to schedule in advance.  $3 round-trip, $2 one-way.

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Summer Reading Program

The Staff accompany kids to the summer reading program held at the Faulk County Library.  In addition to this reading time, a 20-30 minute reading time is planned into each day.

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Summer Ball

Hosted by the Faulkton Baseball and Softball Association - the FAOSP provides or coordinates transportation to and from practices and in-town games. 

Little Sprouts Daycare

Little Sprouts is a licensed daycare center for ages 6 weeks and older.  Sprouts provides an in-home daycare atmosphere using a daycare center business model.  What that means is sprouts is rarely closed.  If our main instructor is unable to work, we call in replacements.  The program is licensed for 20 children.  We staff 1 instructor per 10 children and each instructor can only have 4 children under the age of 2 years.  We have weekly themes similar to the FAOSP Program and complete daily hands-on table activities.  This group stays a little closer to home with an outdoor play center connected right to their building and relaxed environment, but they still get plenty of outdoor play and social activities built into their day.  In the summer, the 3-5-year-olds also go to the pool and park with a certified lifeguard but not as frequently as the FAOSP (school-age) children.  Pool memberships are not required for this age group. Sprouts do not go on out-of-town field trips.  Sprouts ages 3 and older can participate in any special FAOSP program offered to preschool.  When Sprouts are ready to join a preschool like environment, they are moved into the Jr. Program at the FAOSP. 

The Little Sprouts Daycare is located at 1403 Pearl Street
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Bullet Journal

Monthly/Weekly Schedules

See the FAOSP GroupMe for a link to the latest schedule
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Parent Handbook

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Special Activity Scholarships Available

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SD Dept of SS Childcare Assistance

Current Schedule
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We're Accepting Donations

At Faulkton Area Out of School Program, we care about our youth and strive to provide them with all the resources they need in order to become successful leaders in their home communities. We are committed to empowering today’s youth to be the leaders of tomorrow - and couldn’t have gotten this far without your generous contributions. Donate today, and make the biggest impact on the lives of our community’s youth.

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Contact Us

If you have questions about upcoming or current programs or want to enroll your child - send us a message and we'll get you taken care of!

PO Box 308
1114 Court Street Faulkton SD United States 57438

Program Director, April Sorensen (605) 751-9043

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