Fairview

Fairview Adventure Club meets at Fairview Elementary School, which is located at 909 S Fairview Dr. The average enrollment at Fairview Adventure Club is 80 children AM/PM. Currently, in addition to the Site Facilitator, there are 16 University of Missouri college students employed as Site Assistants at this site. A majority of these students are Education or Early Childhood majors.

Fairview Adventure Club meets in the school cafeteria. We also have daily access to the school's gymnasium. On occasion, for certain activities, we are able to take small groups of children in the teacher's lounge. Fairview's outside playground is very large, with swings, climbers, tether balls, basketball goals and a large grassy field.

In the mornings, a parent or an authorized adult must initial the students in on a sign-in sheet. The sheets, printed in weekly increments, have columns for the student's arrival time and for the the initials of the person bringing the student to Adventure Club. A Site Facilitator or Site Assistant will initial in the student in the afternoon; a parent or other authorized adult must initial them out in the afternoon, noting the time that they departed.

In addition to the sign in/out sheet we also use a "Where am I?" pocket charts to keep track of the students. The pocket chart has 5 categories: Outside, Cafeteria, Gym, Homework and Bathroom. It is the students' responsibility to change their own name tag when they arrive in the morning and afternoons and when they decide to leave one area for another. They must also inform a staff member when they leave one area for another; we utilize walkie-talkies so that we may communicate with one another and ensure a student's arrival from one area to another.

Fairview Adventure Club is a fun, safe place for Fairview's children to come before and after school. We offer lots of choices for the children, and encourage them to participate in the activities they wish. Some favorite choices are: games in the gym, Ooey Gooey Club (messy, tactile activities), building activities (legos, blocks), and creating a variety of art projects. Fairview Adventure Club is a place where the children have fun with their school friends in a safe, learning environment.