The Quest Zone

Our Program

Shaped For Your Student's Success

The Quest Zone’s unique format couples innovation with inspiration to create a captivating after school program where students love learning. Conveniently located on-site at each school where the program is offered, the after school program is both convenient and secure. By integrating engaging options from homework help to STEM learning, The Quest Zone employs best-in-class tactics to ensure that your student gets first rate education at an affordable rate. Designed with you and your child in mind, the program is open until 6PM with extended care available on early release days and seasonal camps available over winter break, spring break, and summer break from school at select locations. What’s more, our affordable tuition rates include snacks, activities, and special activities. Space is limited, enroll your student online now!

FEATURED ZONES

HOMEWORK ZONE

Our staff provides students with daily homework assistance to ace their homework assignments before coming home.

  1. Students partner with tutors and teachers to receive homework assistance—especially for difficult subjects. This also provides students with valuable one-on-one attention from educators.
  2. Students will learn to enjoy completing homework, and will develop critical thinking skills that will aid them in their future education.
  3. The Homework Zone will save parents the time and energy it takes to help students with their homework and ensure its completion.
  4. With homework out of the way after school, your child will have more time for family activities and fun.

This is a great opportunity for your child to receive homework assistance and tutoring after school to better them for the future.

S.T.E.M. ZONE

Students are exposed to cutting-edge concepts essential for tomorrow’s careers by working on projects that bring science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to life.

While in this zone, kids should be inspired to think as a scientist.

  1. They will be given a task, grouped in teams, allowed choice, and encouraged to think with the end in mind.
  2. Will build, measure, count, explore, visualize, test, experiment, and problem solve.

A great way to get the most out of STEM is to allow kids to do the activities twice. The second time should be called a quality control exercise. This allows groups to review what they did the first time, make changes, and try again. In the real-world, companies that make products conduct quality control exercises daily to ensure their product is the best it can be. Kids in Quest Zone should experience this through STEM. Essentially, kids will make things, test them, and adjust the things they make to accomplish a task.

MAKING YOUR MARK

Students work in small groups and as part of a team to develop essential social skills.

  1. Participants can work together to create a motto and song/chant for their site’s Quest Zone program.
  2. Should work together to develop lists of topics to discuss, relative to the Quest Zone experience, to provide feedback for the director with regards to planning activities.

The group could be a training experience for kids to become ambassadors of their respective Quest Zone. Essentially, the kids should engage in activities that allow them a chance to verbalize their opinions, listen to the perspective of others, and respond accordingly.

EXPRESSING YOURSELF

Our literacy zone allows students to share ideas and stories through writing, poems, songs, creating word searches or crossword puzzles etc.

Recommended activities include:

  1. Drawing pictures and trading with a partner who would be in charge of writing the story that goes with the picture.
  2. Read stories in pairs where one person narrates and the other acts out the story.
  3. Literacy practice booklets, crossword puzzles, language puzzles, reading board games, and word art should be the items placed in this zone for kids to use and share.

Essentially, the kids should engage in activities where reading, writing, discussion, and reflection are used daily.

MAKING IT HAPPEN

While in this zone, kids should use their five senses to explore and create.

Some examples:

  1. Visual processing: manipulate a Rubik’s Cube to solve through connecting the colored patterns.
  2. Auditory processing: load items into various containers to establish sound patterns; then, alter the sound as they include different items.
  3. Olfactory processing: use sense of smell to determine flavors of drinks, candy, flowers, or scented markers etc.
  4. Chemical Olfactory processing: use sense of taste to identify types of fruit, flavors of gum, and soft taffy type candy etc.
  5. Kinesthetic processing: determine shapes of items based on the way they feel.

Essentially, kids should learn and discover through the use of their natural senses and abilities.

MOVING, FEATURING NFL PLAY 60

The NFL’s Play 60 child-focused program introduces the excitement of fitness and nutrition while students participate in fun exercise experiences.

While in this zone, kids should be encouraged to get up and move every day in a variety of ways. Some hallmarks of the program include:

  1. Activities like playing Hopscotch, Hot Potato, Monkey in the Middle, Freeze Tag, Duck, Duck, Goose, Through the Tunnel, Over and Under, etc.
  2. Encouraging kids to use good sportsmanship which includes embracing everyone and playing responsibly.
  3. Reminding kids of safety procedures (playground do’s and don’ts, dealing with injuries, rest breaks, and positive language during play).

Essentially, kids should get physical enough to work up a sweat while respecting the other athletes and the rules of the game.

FIGURING IT OUT

This zone is stocked with items to inspire thoughts, questions, and encourage critical thinking.

Kids are encouraged to:

  1. Think critically through games like checkers, chest, and Monopoly.
  2. Be inspired to put together scenic puzzles that will help them tap into their background knowledge about the world (e.g. farms, cities, towns, grocery stores, or the human body).
  3. Be challenged to negotiate how to serve snack to the other Quest Zone students using math and cooperative serving.
  4. Be challenged to create toys using Legos and other connective toys.

Essentially, kids should use items such as games, toys, and even real-world situations to be a problem solver.

Innovative Activities to Keep Students
Engaged After the School Day Ends

About The Quest Zone

The Quest Zone afterschool program features innovative activities to keep students engaged after the school day ends.

Conveniently located on-site at select elementary and middle schools, The Quest Zone is a safe, structured, and affordable afterschool care option for working families.

Contact Us

For general inquiries contact us at:

1.800.551.1561
info@thequestzone.com

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© Copyright 2017 The Quest Zone & Sunshine House