Paxton Keeley

Adventure Club meets at Mary Paxton Keeley Elementary School, which is located at 201 Park De Ville, Columbia, MO 65201. Our enrollment capacity is 130 children AM/PM. Currently, in addition to the Site Facilitator and childcare assistant, there are 14 Staff Assistants many who attend the University of Missouri. A majority of these students are Education or Early Childhood majors.

Paxton Keeley's Adventure Club meets in the school's cafeteria. We also have daily access to the school gymnasium and playground. Paxton Keeley's outside playground complete with several swings, climbers, basketball goals, a large grassy field and a black top area.

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 4 categories: Outside, Cafeteria, Gym and Home. 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.

Paxton Keeley's Adventure Club is a fun and safe place for the students of Paxton Keeley to come before and after school. We offer lots of choices for the children, and encourage them to participate in the structured activities and help them to make good choices regarding friendships and offer problem solving techniques. The students are allowed to make choices regarding snacks, beverages, clubs, outdoor games and games played in the gym. Adventure Club promotes socialization and encouraging children to think, play and be good friends. Our JOLT Time consists of structured clubs, such as homework, technology, board games, learning activities and more educational choices. During cafeteria free play, the students are challenged by large and small activities such as Lego's, Blocks, Dramatic Play, and singing with the Karoke machine, we also have 2 laptops that are available at all times with educational games.. Paxton Keeley's Adventure Club promotes a safe, fun learning environment where the children ask their parents to "Not pick them up until 6pm!"