Henry Ford offers a variety of after-school programs, both child-care and enrichment opportunities. These are fee based programs except where noted.

 

 

After-School Care

 

Henry Ford has two on-campus child care options.

 

REACH, Redwood City Parks and Rec.

Recreation Coordinator: Melissa Stewart

(650) 333-5723 or (650) 780-7310

mstewart@redwoodcity.org

2021-22 Reach Registration Information

 

Child Development Center (CDC)

Site Supervisor: Briana Huss

(650) 368-1138

center577@cdicdc.org

 

 


 

After-School Enrichment

 

 

Makerspace

 

 

 

The Makerspace is an expansion of the STEAM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Art/Math) opportunities that teachers provide in their classrooms.  The space cultivates creative ways for students to design, experiment, build and invent as they engage in science, engineering, art and tinkering. A family has donated a new 3-D printer which we are excited to begin using! Our school has worked hard to expand STEAM programs knowing they provide opportunities for critical thinking, problem-solving, independence, agency and cooperative learning. The Makerspace is a free-use space supported by the PTA, donations and volunteers.

 

Enrollment information will be sent home with your child. To volunteer or donate materials, email steam@henryfordpta.org.

  • The Makerspace Lunch Club is a parent-supervised lunchtime period for upper-grade students to engage in creative independent and collaborative projects. The Lunch Club is a very popular program and is one of the most gratifying volunteer opportunities at Henry Ford.  Students have the following to say: "I can't believe we get to come here!" "I'm so happy when I'm here." "I want to come every day." "Thank you so much for the Makerspace!" "I'm so excited, I don't know what to make!" "I don't want to leave."  

 

  • Free after-school CS First and Scratch Coding Clubs are available to every grade when parent volunteers are available. 

 

  • Teachers are invited to use the space and materials for classroom activities. 
 
MAKERS ARE...
  1. CURIOUS 
     They explore. They pursue projects they find interesting.
  2. PLAYFUL 
    They work on projects that show whimsy and playfulness.
  3. WILLING TO TAKE ON RISK 
    They aren’t afraid to try new things.
  4. WILLING TO TAKE ON RESPONSIBILITIES
    They enjoy projects that can help others.
  5. PERSISTENT 
    They don’t give up easily.
  6. RESOURCEFUL  
    They look for materials and ideas in unlikely places.
  7. WILLING TO SHARE 
    Share knowledge, tools and support for others.
  8. OPTIMISTIC 
    They believe they can make a difference in the world!

 


 

Young Rembrandts

  

Drawing classes offering child-friendly and relevant subject matter to spark interest and increase knowledge retention. Through the process of weekly instruction students are exposed to a wide variety of subject matter, artistic concepts, art history and mastery of their materials. Enrollment information will be sent home with your child.

 


 

Play-Well Lego

  

What can you do with over 20,000 pieces of LEGO®? In our Engineering with LEGO® enrichment program, take on real-life engineering challenges. In our classes, explore concepts in physics, architecture, mechanical and structural engineering. Find inventive solutions in a fun-filled context that supports the growth of young minds through hands-on, minds-on learning. Enrollment information will be sent home with your child. 

 


 

Chess Mates

  

Bringing professional and affordable chess instruction to children. Students learn the benefits of focusing, visualizing, weighing options, analyzing concretely, abstract thinking, planning, patience, thinking ahead, socializing, logic, risk vs. reward. Enrollment information will be sent home with your child. 

 


 

Italian Language

  

Children learn Italian in a fun, small group environment. Learning a second language has shown improved problem solving and listening skills, concentration, creativity, and it's easier to pick up at an earlier age. The Italian language class at Henry Ford is organized by our very own PTA parents and taught by an experienced teacher. Enrollment information will be sent home with your child.