Program Director, April Sorensen (605) 751-9043

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Our Mission

Enriching the mental, emotional, and physical development of elementary school children

About Us

The Faulkton Area Out of School Program is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that facilitates the After School Enrichment Program, the Summer Recreation Program and provide special programing for children in the Faulkton, SD Area.  

The Afterschool Enrichment program and Summer Recreation program are open to children ages 5-13 and is housed in the elementary school.  Enrollment is accepted on a Contracted/Tuition basis.  Walk-in's are allowed, space permitting.

The program offers several special 'series' programs throughout the year that are open to all children.  More information can be found below. (Scholarships are available.) 

 

The Program is licensed through the SD Department of Social Services as a "Out of School Time Child Care" and is approved to accept child care assistance for families that qualify. 

Program Director - April Sorensen

Board Members - Kayla Hanson, Brenda Ferguson, Erin Stark, Tracy Otter

School-Year Program

The Faulkton Area Out of School program offers after school and summer recreation for school-aged children.

 

School-Year Special Activities

Included in all Contract Prices
Open to all Children

Magic Mondays

Easy to Learn Magic Tricks

Coming Fall 2018 - children will learn how to perform a new magic trick each week.  Shure to thrill and amaze.  Taught by program staff.  Watch for more information! Contacted children receive this program as part of their contracted price.  The program is open to all children - click LEARN MORE to see price and date details.

Sports from Around the World

Learn & play sports that are not common in this part of the world.

Learn about and participate in sports from around the world.  These sports are not offered as organized sports in Faulkton - Soccer, Rugby (no tackle version), Badmitton, Tennis,    
Croquet, Netball, GaGa Ball, Cricket.  Taught by program staff. Contacted children receive this program as part of their contracted price.  The program is open to all children - click LEARN MORE to see price and date details.

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. Contacted children receive this program as part of their contracted price.  The program is open to all children - click LEARN MORE to see price and date details.

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.  Contacted children receive this program as part of their contracted price.  The program is open to all children - click LEARN MORE to see price and date details.

Youth Dance

Jazz, Hip-Hop, & Ballet

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).  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 - click LEARN MORE to see price and date details.

Explorative ArT

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 "Hats Off to the Artist" show in April and to use them for 4-H Projects.  Contracted children receive this program as a part of their contracted price.  The program is open to all children - click LEARN MORE to see price and date details.

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).  Contacted children receive this program as part of their contracted price.  The program is open to all children - click LEARN MORE to see price and date details.

Field Trips & All Day Programs

Learning on the Go!

Faulkton Area Out of School Program empowers youth in the greater Faulkton area to reach their fullest potential through a wide range of services. We care about our children, and provide them with a number of enrichment programs to help shape their identity. Our Recreational Activities provides our youth the chance to get involved in the community and meet new and exciting faces from all walks of life. Come experience it for yourself today!

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.  We take advantage of the Faulkton High School Maker-space room and complete challenges set for by the makerspace instructors.  Check out our monthly calendar below to see what STEAM activities we plan to complete. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Summer Recreation Program

 

Summer Special Activities

Empowering Children to Be a Better Version of Themselves

Theme Weeks

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

Swimming Lessons & 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

Field Trips

Learning on the Go!

Youth Bowling

Casino Lanes is a 4 lane bowling alley located downtown Faulkton.  Each summer the kids spend some time learning to bowl.  Dates have not been set yeat this year but stay tuned for more details. 

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. 

Cooking Club

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).  Contacted children receive this program as part of their contracted price.  The program is open to all children - click LEARN MORE to see price and date details.

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.

Summer Ball

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

 

Monthly/Weekly Schedules

Parent Handbook

Scholarships Available

SD Dept of SS Childcare Assistance

 
 

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