Afterschool Programs


Now Serving the Entire State of Maine and Neighboring Communities!

EXTENDED CARE

In response to COVID-19 and the request from community members to support kids learning who are participating in hybrid option, we will be providing extended care in Falmouth. 

How does it work?

The facility, located at The Episcopal Church of St. Mary (43 Foreside Rd., Falmouth), will open at 7:30 AM.

Schedule on M/T/Th/F

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM   Supported online learning (please provide device and headphones) combined with “brain breaks,” snack/reading time and outdoor break.

11:30 AM                    Departure to school

3:30 PM                        Arrival from school

Schedule on Wednesdays

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM    Supported online learning combined with “brain breaks,” two snack/reading time and two outdoor breaks.

All days

3:30 PM – 5:30 PM      Afterschool activities include snack time, daily High Touch High Tech science activity and outdoor time/physical activities.

We will maximize our time in our outdoor classroom.

Facility & Safety:

Kids will be required to wear mask when indoors and will be at least three feet apart in accordance with the Maine CDC guidelines. High touch surfaces and bathrooms will be sanitized several times a day. Each child will be screened daily for COVID-19 symptoms upon arrival. The facility includes one large space and additional two smaller rooms that can accommodate small group activity as needed. It is in the lower floor of the building with direct access that is separate from the main church access and will only be used for extended care during weekdays. In addition, we have canopy-covered outdoor space that will be used as outdoor classroom and a playground.

FAQ:

Q: We only need care on Wednesdays.

A: We have limited space available for part-time and Wednesdays only. Please click on the Register tab for pricing and contact us for additional information.

Q: How many kids will be enrolled in the program?

A: We have space for 12 kids.

Q: What is the kids to teacher/aid ratio?

A: We will have a ratio of 1 to 6.

Q: Which ages are served?

A: K – 5

Q: What will happen if the school changes its designation to red?

A: We are committed to continue supporting the kids who are enrolled in the program if the school changes its designation in accordance to CDC guidelines.

Q: What are the qualifications of the staff?

A: My name is Genia Sklute (known to the kids as "Dr. G") and I earned a PhD in Chemistry and have been teaching at various universities for twelve years. I also founded and directed two university Honors programs. Since 2018 I have been the co-owner and director of High Touch High Tech of Maine, engaging kids throughout Maine with hands-on science. I believe that each child strives in an environment that encourages inquiry and results in confidence and self-reliance. I strive to educate the whole child and encourage kids to see themselves as part of a larger community. During our time together, in addition to the support provided to school assigned work, we will read, dance, and do yoga and science together. Kids will also have free time for drawing/coloring/reading and other activities. I am looking forward to meeting your child!

For fees and registration click here

 

AFTERSCHOOL ENRICHMENTS:

AS Enrichments meet for 1-hour each week over an 8-12 week period and can accommodate any facility or number of children. This is perfect for private schools as well as afterschool sites such as community centers or public libraries. We can customize the curriculum to meet your programming needs regardless of age or grade.

We provide all the tools you need to implement a successful, hassle-free Science Enrichment for your school - Get Started Today!

Location Dates Grade Time
Pond Cove Elementary School
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1/6 - 2/24 K - 2 3:00 - 4:00 pm
St. Dominic Academy
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1/7 - 2/25 K - 2 3:15 - 4:00 pm
St. John's Catholic School
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1/22 - 3/11 2 - 5 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Falmouth Elementary School
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1/30 - 3/12 3 - 5 3:15 - 4:30 pm
Cape Elizabeth Community Services
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3/3 - 4/7 3 - 4 3:00 - 4:00 pm
ACADIA Academy
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3/9 - 4/13 2 - 5 2:30 - 3:45 pm
St. Dominic Academy
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3/10 - 4/14 2 - 5 3:15 - 4:00 pm
Cape Elizabeth Middle School
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3/13 - 5/1 5 - 7 2:30 - 3:45 pm
Pond Cove Elementary School
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3/16 - 4/27 K - 2 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Our Programs:

  • Meet STEM Objectives
  • Align with Maine Science & Technology Standards
  • Provide an informal learning environment that supports an interactive, student-focused approach to learning.
  • Open the Door to the Ever-Growing World of STEM Related Careers & Hobbies
  • Encourage Social, Emotional & Academic Development.
  • Are easily adaptable & offer a simple way to implement an academically rich activity into any afterschool curriculum.
  • Designed to engage students with concepts such as chemistry, electricity, geology, biology, physics, nature & more


Whether you are looking for a one-time afterschool event, coordinating a full-term enrichment or looking for an innovative, educational activity to offer at your local library or community center, HTHT of Maine offers a range of flexible and affordable afterschool programs.


"Wonderful engagement of students by factual buildup to experiments."

School-age care teacher, First Lutheran Children's Programs, Portland

"The kids absolutely loved the activities"

Afterschool teacher, Bath Area Family YMCA Day Camp


 

Science Programs for Kids

INSPIRE

Motivate children to investigate the natural wonders of science!



Traditional Afterschool Programs

Traditional Afterschool Programs:

High Touch High Tech of Maine offers 45-minute, hands-on programs that foster authentic science learning – bringing scientific concepts out of the classroom & into the everyday lives of students. Traditional Afterschool programs can accommodate as many 45-minute workshops as necessary to meet the needs of your school. This format is perfect for large schools or organizations/schools that offer afterschool programs at multiple sites such as the YMCA.

NEW Afterschool Programs Include:

Edison’s Workshop©
Explore the exciting world of  electricity. Create static electricity and touch lightning!

Globs & Goo©
Kids will roll up their sleeves and make all kinds of really cool stuff! They will make their very own space mud  to keep and make their own science clay!

Gold Rush©
Step back in time and become a prospector as we search for real gems and minerals. Then become a geologist and identify what your find - everything you find you keep!

Download our Afterschool Program Guide by clicking on the link below.

Science Programs for Kids

EXPLORE

Discover the power of observation as students journey through experimentation!


Pricing and
Reservations

8 – 12 Week Afterschool Enrichments
$14.50 per student per session
12-15 student minimum
Additional travel fee may apply

Traditional Afterschool
$7.00 per child*
20 children per group / 20 child program minimum
Additional travel fee will apply

Pricing includes all materials and supplies, equipment, program themed worksheets/handouts (if applicable), engaging take-home experiments & a FUN science certificate of participation for each child to recognize them for their efforts & accomplishments!


Reservations are required
We look forward to visiting your afterschool soon!


Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Can I pay for a High Touch High Tech Afterschool Programs with grant dollars?
A: Yes. Many High Touch High Tech programs have been paid for with grant dollars received via the 21st Century Grant, Eisenhower Grant and several Local & State Grants.

Q: How should I set up my facility in preparation for the Scientist?
A: Our Scientists can conduct hands-on science programs where ever children are gathered and excited to learn! Participants will simply need a level surface on which to work (i.e. table top, floor space, etc.). Note that some programs may require access to water; therefore, access to a sink and tap would also be helpful.

 

Science Programs for Kids

ENGAGE

Join in experimentation that challenges student problem solving skills!

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