Child Care Programs for Irmo, SC

Check out our extra services included in our after school programs.

We offer a variety of additional features and resources to continue your child’s education after school has finished. 

Our Staff

Our team is comprised of trained professionals who are either attending the University of South Carolina or Columbia College in the Education Program, or who are previously Certified Teachers. We pride ourselves on a superior staff so that your child receives excellent academic support after school. Our staff will work with your child to check for homework completion and accuracy.

Afterschool Pickup

We understand that parents have busy schedules. We provide care and academic instruction until you are available to pick up your child. To accommodate your schedule, we provide pickup service from the following schools:
  • Lake Murray Elementary School 
  • Ballentine Elementary School 
  • Oak Pointe Elementary School 
  • Dutch Fork Elementary School
  • Harbison West Elementary School
  • Irmo Elementary School
  • River Springs Elementary School
  • Chapin Intermediate School
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Fitness & Nutrition

We oversee the care of every aspect of your child’s afterschool routine. We believe your child can benefit from a healthy mind and body, so we have instituted a daily fitness and nutrition program. Our staff receives training on proper nutrition under the direction of the University of South Carolina to teach and encourage healthy habits to the children. To keep your child moving, our activity director organizes games according to age and ability levels. Exercise through play lasts 30 minutes in our gym with a variety of games, including the following:
  • Across the Ocean
  • Dodgeball
  • Jump the Creek
  • Relay Races
  • Free Tag
  • Human Knot
  • Gymnastics
  • Red Rover
  • What time is it, Mr. Wolf?
  • Lions, Tigers, Bears
  • Garbage Ball
  • Catch, Don’t Catch
Staying healthy includes regular exercise and nutritious food options. We serve fresh fruits and vegetables every day to keep your child fueled in a healthy way and teach about the benefits of a well-rounded diet while engaging in games, cooking, and crafts.

To make healthy decisions a part of their routine, our students participate in weekly programs. They enjoy Tasty Tuesdays, which is our Nutrition Program offered every Tuesday. As a complement to our Fitness Program, we attend Lake Murray Gymnastics every Friday from 3:15-4:00 p.m. for open gym. These programs are meant to encourage healthy behaviors while having fun.

KIDFIT is a mobile kid's fitness program that visits our center on early release days throughout the school year.  The children learn about fitness and engage in gross motor activities that include gymnastics instruction by their trained and certified instructors. We keep it moving at Lake Murray Afterschool Academy!
After School Program Irmo, SC

Weekly Enrichment Programs

Lake Murray Gymnastics: As part of our fitness program, we attend Lake Murray Gymnastics every Friday from 3:15-4:00 p.m. Your child will have the use of the entire gym and can run, jump, flip, roll, and tumble on the mats, trampolines, and bars. What great exercise and fun! The cost of gymnastics is included in your child's weekly tuition.

Unlimited Hands-On Science: This program engages your child in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning. We engage students in hands-on, interactive, and educational activities to improve their understanding of the world around them. Students participate in experiments, demonstrations, and creative projects that meet South Carolina curriculum standards. This program is held every Thursday from 4:00-5:00 p.m. It is taught by Mr. Billy Sanders. This interactive program is available for $28.00 per month. Click HERE for more information.

Chess Club: The Chess Club meets every Tuesday from 4:00-5:00 p.m. It is a voluntary club and all children are invited to join. There is no fee to join or play.

Tasty Tuesday: Every Tuesday the children will learn how to make their own healthy snacks and the benefits to our bodies for eating healthier. Some of their favorite snacks include tie dye apples, bananas rolled in corn flakes, apple bites, strawberry smoothies, and Mrs. Tara's secret recipe for homemade salsa. YUMMYLICIOUS! Snack time is from 2:45-3:15 p.m. and there is no additional cost for Tasty Tuesday.
Child Care Irmo, SC
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