Covenant Club is a structured, enriching, after-school program for Lower School students in Pre-K through Grade 6. Designed with the working parent in mind, Covenant Club is so popular that over one-half of the Lower School students are enrolled.
Covenant Club is flexible and convenient. Once a student is registered, parents may use the Club on a drop-in or as-needed basis and are billed monthly for the days their children attend. The primary goal of Covenant Club is to provide a safe, educational, and creative program for every participating child.
After dismissal from school, students enrolled in the program enjoy a nutritious snack, and then may enjoy free time or have the opportunity to work on homework assignments. Students then have the option to participate in arts and crafts, games, or various other activities, both indoors and outdoors. Some students stay for only a half hour, while others stay the maximum time, which is until 5:30 p.m.
The Director of Covenant Club oversees the program and reports to the Head of the Lower School. Group leaders are contracted by the school following an interview, a review of credentials, and a criminal records check. Leaders are hired based on their experience and knowledge of school-age child care skills. Training, orientation, and professional development are required for all group leaders in Covenant Club.
Lower School students are enrolled in Covenant Club through submission of a completed Registration Form to the Covenant Club Director. Covenant Club is licensed by the State of Virginia Department of Social Services, which requires a birth certificate and current health records (including immunizations) to be on file at the school for every child enrolled in the program.