Happy Hollow Children's Center

Before & After School Care

Schools in the area with Busing Service from Happy Hollow:

  • Raleigh Hills
  • Raleigh Park
  • Ridgewood
  • Bridlemile

What do school-agers do in the afternoon?

Choices available to them include:

  • Snack
  • Outside play
  • Question/puzzle of the day
  • Multicultural activities and projects
  • Creative art experiences
  • Specials craft projects
  • Board games
  • Puzzles and brainteasers
  • Fun science experiments
  • Music, dancing and creative movement

We believe that while school-agers are moving away from dependence on adults, they still need positive guidance as friendships and peers are becoming increasingly important to them.  At Happy Hollow, our focus is on helping young learners make the best choices for themselves and the people within our learning community. We work on communication skills, role playing and conflict resolution skills every day.

We think students need clear, concise and consistent rules within their environment to help guide them towards good decision making, constructive behavior and the application of conflict resolution skills within their social relationships.  

We think students need to learn problem-solving techniques to help them develop and utilize critical thinking skills.

We understand the needs of school-agers and we have set up a very intentional environment that meets these needs as well as promotes exploration, creativity, critical thinking skills, respect for diversity, problem solving skills and conflict resolution.


  • Dramatic play and role-playing
  • Blocks and Lego constructions
  • Visit with friends
  • Work with young children
  • Computers
  • Plays soccer
  • Homework time
  • Gardening in spring and summer
  • Thinking up their own ideas for fun