Before & After School Care

University of Missouri College of Education Adventure Club Program, Enrichment based before and after school care for the Columbia Public School District

2024-2025 School Year Enrollment opened at 8:00 AM on March 6, 2024.

Adventure Club Before and After School care provides hands-on, educational, and recreational activities for children in a safe, caring, and convenient environment.

We offer a variety of activities which include recreation and games, arts and crafts, music, dramatic play, homework help, and time for the children to pursue their own interests. We encourage all children to respectfully learn and work with others.

Hours: 6:45 AM until the start of school, then directly after school until 5:45 PM.


Adventure Club’s curriculum is based on state and national accreditation standards. The schedule combines structure and choices. Each schedule is site specific but will always include the following:

Afternoon snackOutdoor activities JOLTFree choice time

JOLT – Jump Start Our Learning Time is unique to Adventure Club and where staff provide a structured learning time with a creative approach. Children may participate in the following:

  • Clubs: Are theme-based learning activities that change weekly. Children participate in activities that incorporate science experiments, arts/crafts, manipulatives, motor skills, music, reading, math, and foreign languages. The clubs correspond to the monthly newsletter and calendar announcements.
  • Literacy Activities: Children may sit in the quiet area and enjoy a book, work on writing, or listen to others read.
  • Technology: Children may choose to play educational games on the site’s technological devices.
  • Homework: Help Children may work on homework with the assistance of a staff person. Parents and teachers may request children to complete homework during this time or children may voluntarily make this choice.

Sample Schedule


  • Free Choice (crafts, science, games)
  • Outdoor activities (weather permitting)
  • Dismissal to class or breakfast


  • Snack
  • Outdoor activities (weather permitting)
  • JOLT (Jump Start Our Learning Time)
  • Free Choice (gym, outside, or cafeteria)