Taking a Moment

Kayleigh had been struggling for several days: not doing her homework, refusing to listen, and just seemed off from her normal, cheerful attitude. Miss Sierra, her Site Directors, took the opportunity to simply ask her, “What is going on?”   With tears in her eyes, she said, “I’ve been fighting so much with my best friend that last few days.” It may not be big in our sight, but in her eyes it’s huge!  Taking the time to slow down and love on kids: giving them our undivided attention,  asking questions,  providing a fresh perspective and a safe environment for the kids to express their hurts, fears, and concerns…that is such a huge part of what we do.  By this, we can walk with them through their struggles, leading and teaching them how to handle difficult situations. Kayleigh just needed someone to talk to and treat her situation with respect.  She was able to talk with her friend, work out their issues, and get back to her cheerful self…thanks to caring staff like Sierra just “taking a...

Seeing it another way

  Kids learn in different ways, and sometimes “out-of-the-box” thinking helps motivate them in a way they can grasp. David, a fourth grader, was reading the same book over and over every day. He admitted to being embarrassed…that other books, including chapter books, were too just long for him to finish. Jordan and Asia, two very creative Site Directors, decided to implement a few things to help all the third and fourth graders feel more confident with their assigned reading. Each child was instructed to: 1. Set daily, believable goals they genuinely felt they could reach. 2. Daily track their own progress. 3. Mark books off their list as they are completed. As David follows through on his personal goals and moves on to his next book, you can see the confidence building in his eyes as his reading continues to improve. The kids look forward to celebrating both their individual and group reading accomplishments at the end of each semester! When children set goals that are attainable and believable, they begin to realize that what they thought was impossible really isn’t… it’s all in how they look at it…just ask...

Summer 2017 OPEN ENROLLMENT

 Saturday April 29th, 2017 8am-7pm 2423 Susannah Street Johnson City, TN 37601 $15 Registration Fee per family Call the Assistant Directors of Programming for more information. 423-434-20131 (ext 811 Asia Fleming) (ext 819 Jordan Spain)   Please bring the following information with you when you come: (Incomplete registrations will not reserve a spot. Registration fee in non-refundable.) 2-3 emergency contacts: names, numbers, & addresses 10-digit DHS cas number for Families First or food stamps (if applicable). Monthly income for ALL household members Child(ren) shot records and Social Security numbers Official documentation by a physician for any prescription medication that has to be given during program hours (medication, inhaler, epi-pen, etc) Insurance form Summer Programming Dates: June 5th-July 28th Days and Times: Monday-Friday 7:30am-5:30pm Grades: Entering 1st-entering 9th Fee Scale: Sliding fee scale based on income (NO ONE IS TURNED AWAY!) Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Snack   Important Information to Know: Spots are available ona first come, first serve basis Children are separated by grades (ex. Entering 1st-2nd, 3rd-4th, 5th-6th, 7th-Entering 9th) Transportation provided if child lives in designated C4K bus routes Fees are due each Monday Our calendar is jam-packed with enrichment and learning opportunities from the classroom to field trips. Your child will be on the move every...

Our Field Trip to Food City

Field trips are ALWAYS fun!!   A few weeks ago, our C4K kids from South Side Elementary went on a field trip to Food City.  The students treated to  a tour of the store, the stockroom, and even got to watch some food being prepared. They were even able to see some of the behind the scenes stuff (shhhh!).  Everyone there was friendly, and the kids had a great time, and it wasn’t just because they all good those yummy cookies (although they were certainly enjoyed!)....

Teamwork

The kids have many activities to help them work together as a team to accomplish their goals. Teamwork is something that we want our children to be aware of; we don’t live on islands by ourselves, and we must be able to interact and work together. If the kids can grasp this at a young age it will be much easier for them as they continue to grow into members of society.  Coalition For Kids offers many opportunities for our kids to experience team-building activities such as sports, dramatic plays, and other academic challenges.  ...