Before & After School Programs

Before School Care & After School Care Program | Minnieland Academy Fredericksburg

At Minnieland Academy at Salem Fields we understand the need for a quality, enriching, before school care and after school care programs and activities.

We meet that need in two ways.  Our School Age Care (SAC) program or before and after school care activity is available in our Minnieland center and in school sites throughout Spotsylvania County.  School age children need a supportive environment that will set the tone for the start of their school day, as well as give them an outlet for their energy at its end.

The morning session consists of quiet activities such as reading, table toys and games, followed by a healthy breakfast.  Time is scheduled for the children to organize their school materials, as well as themselves, prior to their departure to class. The afternoon begins with a snack and outdoor playtime.  A supervised homework time follows.  Arts and craft projects, games, cooking activities, and organized club time round out the afternoon.  You can count on Minnieland Academy at Salem Fields to be in session before and after school daily, even during teacher workdays, snow days, and early dismissal days. A holiday camp program is planned during winter and spring break.


Arrival Time: As the children arrive at the center, the morning consists of quiet activities such as reading, table toys, art projects and cooperative games.
Breakfast Time: A healthy meal is provided that meets the USDA Guidelines. This is a wonderful time for the children to socialize with each other before leaving for school.
Team Time: An opportunity for the children to come together as a group and discuss topics that relate to conflict resolution.
School Time: Soon it is time for the children to organize their school materials and get ready for departure for school.
Afternoon Snack Time: A self-serve afternoon snack is available for the children as they return from school. Followed by outdoor play which provides the children with much needed physical activities.
Homework Time: Supervised homework time allows the children quiet time to work on school assignments. Small group activities can also be offered at this time. Some examples: Arts and Crafts Projects, Games and Cooking Activities.
Organized Club Time: This rounds out the afternoon. Activities include: Book Clubs, Sports Clubs and Writing Clubs.

Fredericksburg Before School Childcare and After School Childcare