Antioch summer daycare educates, teaches social skills

Antioch Daycare students Connor Harper, Baylin Bowman and Christopher Pitts work on a tablet.

Antioch Daycare students Connor Harper, Baylin Bowman and Christopher Pitts work on a tablet.

BRIAN HUGHES / News Bulletin
Published: Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 07:14 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Don’t tell the kids, but summer daycare at Antioch Elementary School is as educational as it is fun, program coordinator Laura McMillin says.

On average, 50 to 55 Antioch students, ages 4 to 10, attend the weekday program, where structured and not-so-structured play and activities stimulate young minds and build social skills.

On a typical day, children work on tablets, build houses, castles and other structures out of Lego blocks, play homemaker in a toy kitchen, weave wrist bracelets on a small loom, play games and read books.

Visits from special guests, such as police officers, introduce the kids to professions and teach them about opportunities and services in their community.

WANT TO GO?

Visit www.okaloosaschools.com/antioch/ or call 683-7540 for information about Antioch Elementary School daycare.

 Call 689-7252 for information about Northwood Arts and Science Academy daycare.



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