Our Available Programs
STARS is a before and after-school program that provides quality enrichment and extended learning activities to elementary students. Students receive assistance to promote homework completion, participate in enrichment activities called Challenge Centers, and practice and improve their reading and math skills using an online tool called SuccessMaker. Students are also provided a healthy breakfast, snack, and/or dinner, plus time for physical activity.
Summer STARS is a themed summer program for elementary students that is similar to the before and after school program. Students will engage in Challenge Centers, complete SuccessMaker twice a day, and participate in outdoor physical activity. Tuesdays and Fridays are travel days; Tuesdays being educational and fun field trips and Fridays being trips to the local pool for swimming. Again, a healthy breakfast, snack, and/or dinner is provided.
Tiger Paws is an intervention program at Powell Elementary school in North Baltimore. Students split into groups to ensure that they are receiving individualized attention. Students work on SuccessMaker, receive homework assistance, and complete a on a hands-on activity. A warm meal/or snack and brief play time is also provided.
PAWS is an intervention program within the Community Learning Centers of Conneaut, Crim, and Kenwood at Bowling Green City Schools. Each student who is in the STARS program will have the opportunity to participate in PAWS. Elementary students will be partnered with a trained tutor from BGSU who will help support them with homework, Challenge Centers, and SuccessMaker, while maintaining a ratio of 1:2.
The Adventures program offers workshop opportunities in various topics including art, music, sports, dance, cooking, and foreign language. Students sign up for workshops that interest them. Each workshop lasts five weeks, one day a week.
In collaboration with Rossford Schools, the Canine Crew is a targeted intervention program offering homework assistance, tutoring, and interactive computer programming to support your child’s learning. It is an expanded learning program different than the regular daily STARS program offered through our Community Learning Center at Glenwood Elementary. If selected through the school, Canine Crew provides students with reading and math intervention under the direction of certified Rossford teachers at no fee to your family!
In collaboration with Rossford Schools, the Community Learning Centers hosts a FREE Summer Academy for select students entering grades K-5. This program is offered to students who would benefit from continued practice of reading and math skills. Intervention is targeted for students to maintain present levels of achievement and prevent further loss, to teach new skills, and to intervene in specific areas of need.
Other Integrated Programs
Connecting Kids to Meals
In collaboration with Connecting Kids to Meals, the Community Learning Centers is thrilled to offer all students at Crim Elementary in Bowling Green, Glenwood Elementary in Rossford, and E.A. Powell Elementary in North Baltimore, a free hot nutritious meal daily afterschool! The Connecting Kids to Meals program has dramatically increased grades and attendance by offering USDA-approved hot meals to after-school enrichment programs. Every meal is designed by a nutritionist and the menu will widely vary. We look forward to the benefits for our program, students, and families.
Literacy (RIMP) Scholarships
In collaboration with local districts, qualifying students on RIMP (Reading Improvement Monitoring Plans) will be awarded literacy scholarships covering 100% of program fees! If your child is eligible, contact your school's CLC Site Supervisor for more information.
SuccessMaker is a computer assisted academic instructional and assessment software program for all elementary grade levels. This software automatically adjusts in response to individual student performance, tracking initial reading performance and progress over time. It is an optimal tool to use with students with disabilities or learning delays as it initiates at the students current performance level, presents concepts and strategies, and progresses only as the student succeeds with the material presented. This avoids acceleration at a pace for which the student is not prepared. With over 30 years of research, SuccessMaker content has been aligned with both national and Ohio Academic Curriculum Standards. This program is both an instructional tool and a means to gather performance data for evaluation of academically supportive components of reading. SuccessMaker activity is implemented by Center staff as a daily component for student participants of the Before/Afterschool and Summer STARS/intervention programs.
Positive Action is an effective evidence based character development program for kindergarten through grade 6 children. Positive Action promotes character development, academic achievement, and social emotional skills, and reduces disruptive and problem behavior. The program is based on the philosophy that you feel good about yourself when you think and do positive actions, and there is always a positive way to do everything. The curriculum includes six units with scripted lessons and use of group discussion, roleplaying, games, songs and activity sheets or text booklets. Positive Action is an evidence based practice rated by the U. S. Department of Education's What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) and considers the extent of evidence for Positive Action to be medium to large for behavior and academic achievement. In addition, Positive Action has met criteria for inclusion in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) Registries of Evidence Based Programs and Practices.