Expanded Learning Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope provides high quality morning and afternoon school care in a safe, challenging environment. Our programs provide age-appropriate activities which focus on the physical, social, emotional and educational needs of our students.

Kaleidoscope students at Ashley River Creative Arts Elementary School did a phenomenal job of selling their artwork and collecting canned goods with their families, for families and others in need this season. ❤️ Great job to the Site Coordinator Mrs. Teresa Platt, the K-Scope team, families, and teachers! This annual food drive is always an outstanding success and it truly warms the heart.

'Tis the season of giving! ❤️ Great job to the Site Coordinator Mrs. Teresa Platt, the K-Scope team, and families! This annual food drive is always an outstanding success and it truly warms the heart!!

For the past two weeks, children in ARCAE’s Expanded Learning Kaleidoscope program have been bringing in non-perishable items. They brought in over 738 items. Two Kindergarten classes, Ms. Laban’s and Ms. Beaudrot's class, had an art sell and raised money to buy perishable items. Together we were able to serve 8 families in our school, as well as send a lot of green beans to the Lowcountry Food Bank. This was all possible because of families working together to help one another.

North Charleston Government

🎄🎁Please watch the video below and share with any families located in the North Charleston area. Open to all children in North Charleston!!
Toys For Tots Campaign. Register before November 30th.

North Charleston Recreation Department

🎅🎄Every kid deserves a Christmas.🎅🎄

Drayton Hall Elementary School Kaleidoscope had fun painting Fall Trees, but instead of using paint brushes students used broccoli! K-Scope kids liked using this different painting technique. 🥦🎨 Also, students worked on creating binary coding key-chains. They used the first initial of their first and last name to create this fun project.

🏈✏️Howard University Athletics football team visited Mary Ford Elementary School Kaleidoscope students! In partnership with The Charleston Promise Neighborhood. Thank you so much for tutoring more than 100 of our K-Scope kids. They had a blast spending time with the team!!

North Charleston Expanded Learning Kaleidoscope programs participated in the annual North Charleston Government Veteran's Day essay and medal creation competition. Over the past several weeks, Kaleidoscope staff has been leading lessons about the value of our service members and allowing students to reflect on what patriotism means to them. The sites had students write essays expressing why Veterans are important and create medals to express their feelings to enter a competition led by the North Charleston Recreation Department. Ladson Elementary School Kaleidoscope won this years medal contest, with Midland Park Primary School Kaleidoscope coming in second. This years essay winners, Camille Bowser (Ladson Elementary School Kaleidoscope) and Carissa Phillips (Pinehurst Elementary School Kaleidoscope), were guest speakers at the City of North Charleston Veteran's Day Ceremony hosted at Park Circle, North Charleston, SC. After reading their essays to a crowd of several hundred Veterans and loved ones, they were each awarded a $100 gift card and bicycle from Mayor Keith Summey. Kaleidoscope is thankful for our Veterans and partnering with local communities like North Charleston to best serve our students! ❤️

"45 Kindergarten and 1st grade Kaleidoscope students recently took their first field trip to the new Wando library! Each month, the students will walk over to the library during Kaleidoscope to check out books and participate in a librarian led activity. They are very excited about this opportunity to collaborate with the community!" - Site Coordinator Diane Kelly at Carolina Park Elementary School 📚❤️

🧡More photos from another Kaleidoscope site participating in #UnityDay2019 PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center (NBPC) "Today we taught the children about the importance of being kind, accepting one another and including everyone! We all bring something special to our Kaleidoscope family. Everyone wore orange attire in solidarity against bullying. K-Scope Kids signed the unity pledge and made a pumpkin with how we would make our program a kinder place for us all." - Site Coordinator Sandra Reed at Mount Pleasant Academy

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CCSD's Kaleidoscope after school programs offer students enrichment classes and growth opportunities

Awesome job, Mount Pleasant schools! Follow the link to the latest article in the Moultrie News about enrichment classes and activities happening in Kaleidoscope's after school programs.

Keep Rocking East Region Team 😃
Carolina Park Elementary School
Charles Pinckney Elementary
James B. Edwards School of Global Leadership
Jennie Moore Elementary School
Laurel Hill Primary
Mount Pleasant Academy
Sullivan's Island Elementary PTA
Mamie P. Whitesides Elementary PTA

moultrienews.com Charleston County School District's (CCSD) Office of Expanded Learning aims to make the working parents' lives easier through their Kaleidoscope after school programs.

Last Wednesday on October 23rd, the Central Region participated in #UnityDay2019 for National Bullying Prevention Month. Over 700 K-Scope students took a pledge against bullying! For this day event Expanded Learning Kaleidoscope partnered with the Continentals Societies, Charleston SC, which is a non-profit organization. Great job to the following schools who participated! 😃🧡

Belle Hall Elementary School
James Simons Elementary
Buist Academy for Advanced Studies
Springfield Elementary School
Mary Ford Elementary School
Memminger Elementary School
Charleston Progressive Academy
Sanders Clyde Elementary

"Together against bullying. UNITED for kindness, acceptance and inclusion." - PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center (NBPC)

💡Last night, the Town of James Island, Expanded Learning Kaleidoscope, and Charleston County Public Library held their annual #LightsOnAfterschool event. Everyone enjoyed the festivities and had a great time! Families came dressed to impress in their costumes. There were arts and crafts, face painting, nail painting, hair spray, jump castles, a fire truck, and even a touch tank! We can't forget about all of the good food everyone indulged in from Smoky Oak's food truck to cotton candy and popcorn. 🎃 Thank you so much to all of the different vendors that participated. Jason's Jump Castles, Smoky Oak Taproom, James Island PSD Fire Department, and Grice Marine Lab.

Awesome Job K-Scope Team! West Region Kaleidoscope Program Officer Heather Studer Cobb, and Site Coordinators: Robin Fay, Laura Puller Peter, Leslie Medlin, and Deborah Howieson. Special thanks to Joshua Stokes - James Island Town Council for helping us put this event together! 😃

Participating elementary schools: Stiles Point Elementary, Stiles Point Elementary PTA, James Island Elementary School PTA, Murray-LaSaine, Murray Lasaine Montessori PTO Family Page, and Harbor View Elementary.

💡Tomorrow night, the Town of James Island, Expanded Learning Kaleidoscope, and Charleston County Public Library will be holding their annual #LightsOnAfterschool event. There will be food, kids crafts, activities, face painting, a jump castle, and more. Families, come dressed in your costumes and have some fun! Featured photos are from last years event.

Please come out and support your Kaleidoscope after school programs. Mayor John Tecklenburg, Mayor Bill Woolsey, Tim Goodwin, Joe Cunningham.

Thanks to Joshua Stokes - James Island Town Council, West Region Kaleidoscope Program Officer Heather Studer Cobb, and Site Coordinators: Robin Fay, Laura Puller Peter, Leslie Medlin, and Deborah Howieson for putting this event together.

Participating elementary schools: Stiles Point Elementary, Stiles Point Elementary PTA, James Island Elementary School PTA, Murray-LaSaine, Murray Lasaine Montessori PTO Family Page, and Harbor View Elementary.

🚒The Kaleidoscope program at Sullivan's Island Elementary PTA is fortunate to have an absolutely amazing fire department just across the street. The children benefit from this close relationship in many way. One perfect example is the annual visit from the Big Truck! The firemen explained all of the protective clothing that they wear while fighting fires. Then our K-scope Kids spent lots of time asking questions and learning about proper ways to behave during a fire, and ways to prevent fires and other emergencies. We rounded out our time climbing on and in the fire truck! - Site Coordinator Jacqueline Meade

🎡Come visit Kaleidoscope at the Children’s Day Festival in Mt. Pleasant, Park West. (Sunny photos are from last years event)

*I suggest rain boots! Fields are still wet & it’s windy, but all booths and attractions are up and running!!

💡Next Thursday, the Town of James Island and Expanded Learning Kaleidoscope will be holding their annual #LightsOnAfterschool event. There will be food, kids crafts, activities, face painting, a jump castle, and more. Families, come dressed in your costumes and have some fun!

Please come out and support your Kaleidoscope after school programs. Mayor John Tecklenburg Mayor Bill Woolsey Tim Goodwin Joe Cunningham

Thanks to James Island Town Councilman Joshua P. Stokes, West Region Kaleidoscope Program Officer Heather Studer Cobb, and Site Coordinators: Robin Fay Laura Puller Peter Leslie Medlin, and Deborah Howieson.

Participating elementary schools: Stiles Point Elementary, James Island Elementary School PTA, Murray-LaSaine, and Harbor View Elementary School.

Dorchester Paws visited Ladson Elementary's Kaleidoscope program and brought some sweet furry friends with them!! Our K-Scope kids will be collecting donations for their animals. 🐕

Kaleidoscope is currently hiring for After-School Counselors in Mount Pleasant. The following elementary schools are: Whitesides, Sullivan's Island, Mt. Pleasant Academy, James B. Edwards, Charles Pinckney, Laurel Hill, Carolina Park, and Belle Hall. Hiring age is 16 years and older!! Now with starting rates from $10.00-11.00 per hour. If you are interested in the position then please contact the Recruitment Specialist, Meghan Morris. Call 843-214-9328 or send an email to [email protected].

The theme for this month at Jennie Moore Kaleidoscope is Giving Back! K-scope kids made cat toys and dog biscuits. Lindsay from the Charleston Animal Society visited on Friday.🐕
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Click here to support Kaleidoscope Kat's Fire Relief organized by Ralph Hayes

Last week, one of our Kaleidoscope Site Coordinators suffered a devastating loss, Kat Norsworthy, at North Charleston Creative Arts Elementary. Mrs. Kat and her family of six have lost everything in a recent apartment fire. She is a fun loving person who makes a connection with everyone she meets, and she’s a great asset to our team! Please consider clicking the link to the GoFundMe page below, and help her family get back on their feet during this hard time. We thank you in advance for any donations ❤️
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gofundme.com Ralph Hayes Kaleidoscope Kat's Fire Relief If your child goes to North Charleston Creative Arts Elementary, you likely know their AMAZING Kaleidoscope Site Co

Program Officers Ashley Peters and Heather Studer Cobb, along with Site Coordinator, Trina Noonan, partnered with MSC - Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A to collect items for the Bahama Relief. Thank you to our Kaleidoscope programs in West Ashley, James and Johns Island, and Ladson who donated to this cause. Great Job Team 😃

Last week, in the Sullivan's Island Kaleidoscope program the Kind Kid's Club did a clean up of the schools playground area. The students are learning how to be good stewards! Great Job K-Scope Kids 👍 Sullivan's Island Elementary PTA

MAD USA

Today M.A.D. USA had a great time teaching K-5 Graders with Expanded Learning Kaleidoscope at Harbor View Elementary School. Over that past year they have been some of my favorites and most incredible personalities. We learned a lot and got to play some sports after teaching.

How Awesome Is This?! 😃❤️🎒

Yesterday, we were part of the Jeff Cook Real Estate Backpacks Give Back event at Sanders-Clyde! They turned their billboards into backpacks and every Expanded Learning Kaleidoscope student received a backpack.

The kids were so excited to get their amazing new backpacks! A BIG thanks to Jeff Cook Real Estate your continued partnership with Charleston Hope!

This past weekend The Office of Expanded Learning (Kaleidoscope) hosted our bi-annual staff training. All 44 sites united as one, and dressed up as Super Heroes! It was a successful day of professional development with keynotes led by Children's Choice Child Care Services, Inc., Mike and Chelsea Ashcraft, from New Mexico. Additionally, breakout classes were taught by: Charleston County Parks, Wings for Kids, MAD USA, Woody Doossche, Liz Joye, Tim Huey, Don Elsey, Meghan Morris, Millie Rains Day, Jacqueline Terzo, and Sylderrial Pryor! Thanks to all the smiling faces that not only attended, but participated and had a good time. We also appreciate Chick-fil-A North Mount Pleasant for catering, everyone enjoyed their lunch. Last but not least, a big thanks to our Director Jason Sakran and the Central Office team (Heather Studer Cobb, Ralph Hayes, Ashley Peters, Shelia Grier, Christy Bennett, Millie Rains Day, Odessah W Mackey, Wallace Bonds, Harold Sanders, Meghan Morris, Jacqueline Terzo, and Sylerrial Pryor) for making this day happen!

Fall 2019 All Staff Training

September 21st. Professional Development Day

September 21st. Professional Development Day

Today, the Office of Expanded Learning (Kaleidoscope) held their annual Fall Professional Development Day. The theme this year was Super Heroes! Thanks to all who came out, participated, and showed team spirit!! Look out on Monday for more information and photos from this fun event. 🦸‍♀️🦸‍♂️ Expanded Learning Kaleidoscope

"We had a great first week with lots of new faces! We played get to know you games. The kids enjoyed making caramel apples in cooking club and balloon poppers in science club while learning about air pressure. We finished the days with big group games and smiles. Mount Pleasant Academy is looking towards a great school year!" - MPA Site Coordinator Sandra Reed 😃❤️

Springfield Elementary School

Thank you to Expanded Learning Kaleidoscope for dropping off treats for our staff yesterday. It was a great way to start their first day with students!

Yesterday, was the first day back to school with their K-Scope friends! Looks like it was a success at Belle Hall Elementary PTA. 2019-2020 school year, we got this!! May the fun begin 😃

Kaleidoscope is currently hiring for the upcoming academic school year, 2019-2020. Hiring 16 years and older!! Positions are: Morning and/or Afternoon Counselor, as well as Front Desk/Security Support. Read below for more information!

Love working with children? Looking for a part time job with flexible hours? Come join the fun and be the newest member of our Kaleidoscope team! Starting rates are from $9.25 - $11.00 per hour (depending on experience). If you are interested in either position then please contact the Recruitment Specialist, Meghan Morris. Call 843-214-9328 or send an email to [email protected].

CCSD students return to school next week Wednesday, August 21st. We're so excited to welcome back all of our K-Scope Kids! Until then, have a great weekend!! 😃❤️

Krause Center for Leadership and Ethics

Learning While Teaching Pre-K students their letters:

Eleven cadets devoted the months of June and July to serving Charleston County School District youth. For those assigned to Charleston Progressive Academy’s EPIC and Expanded Learning Kaleidoscope programs, most days started with laughing, hugging, and smiling faces. Students would arrive bright and early at 7:30 am with huge grins ready to start the day. Charleston Progressive Academy along with the Citadel’s Summer SUCCEED program generated interactive programs to engage young minds to prevent summer learning loss. Together our SUCCEED fellows contributed 642 hours of service to the CPA program, assisting more than 170 CCSD students
The Citadel’s Summer SUCCEED Fellows and Krause Center staff prepared afternoon curricula that targeted math, reading, fitness, and health. One of the programs was “Animal Alphabet” for pre-k students that helped students understand not only how to pronounce and identify their letters but also that letters are used to spell words. Being engaged with the students this summer helped to encourage growth both within the pre-k students and within the cadet Summer SUCCEEDs.

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