Alameda Arts is a child-focused after school and summer camp program.
We offer an engaging and welcoming place for children in grades K-5. Our after-school programs are located on the campus of the schools we serve. Our belief in the importance of play is the base of our joyful framework.
Our art lab environment in the classrooms encourages the creative expressions of the children. Children come directly to us each day after the traditional school day has ended. They are greeted at the door, provided a healthy snack and are given the options of activities for the day. They are able to freely move about the indoor and outdoor spaces throughout the afternoon.
We maintain strong relationships with the staff of the schools to provide a seamless transition for the children from their traditional school day to the after-school program.
We believe that all children are capable and we nurture their ability to independently choose their activities. Alameda Arts is a multi-age program. The collaboration of the different age groups encourages the development of Life Skills including Patience, Flexibility, Cooperation, Curiosity, Problem Solving, and Friendship. We ask that everyone Be Kind, Be Safe and Be Responsible.
Ready to start a quality after-school program?
The mission of Alameda Arts is to inspire and support the inherent creativity of every child through caring relationships and access to rich and varied mediums and activities. Ready to start a program in your school or community? “Find a need, fill a need”.
There is not one precise way to set up a program, but Alameda Arts will help you with research to find just what your school community needs, individualizing program design to reflect what sort of enrichment and activities to offer.
Alameda Arts will support you to find and train your after school staff, and help after school staff plan and make good decisions in six critical areas: integration with the traditional school day, management, collaboration, programming, evaluation, and communication.
Alameda Arts will support you to work with staff to understand the importance of nurturing children all within a joyful framework.
Looking for professional development for your staff?
Alameda Arts provides hands-on art experiences with a focus on the use of recycled materials for preschool and elementary school teachers.
With a child first focus, Alameda Arts believes that children can learn through the experiences of touching, moving, listening, and observing.
Our 75 minute workshops are set up in a similar way. Your staff will have an opportunity to immerse themselves in a playful practice of meaningful, process driven art activities.