Prime Time strives to provide children and youth with a wide range of hands-on learning experiences. In partnership with local content expert organizations, Prime Time makes available expanded learning opportunities (ELOs) to eligible afterschool and summer programs.
At Home, Hands-On Learning Activities
We know that as online learning increases globally in response to school closures and COVID-19 disruptions, families at home will benefit from activities designed to keep children learning with fun, hands-on activities. Prime Time and local content experts are now offering fun and engaging resources and activities that families can do at home to continue learning even after their time is done at school.
Look for the "home" symbol throughout this webpage to indicate at-home, hands-on learning activities.
Supporting School-day Academic Learning
Program offering is related to, but does not replicate the school-day curriculum; aligns with Next Generation Sunshine State standards; addresses subjects such as, but not limited to, language arts, literacy, mathematics, science, social studies; offers hands-on active learning that is youth-focused, and encourages exploration and inquiry.
Center for Creative Education - CADRE
The Center for Creative Education (CCE)’s provide out-of-school time programs quality arts integration programming focused on developing social and emotional skills, and the foundational skills for students to be successful in school, careers and life.
Devra, LLC - Engineering for Kids
Engineering for Kids provides hands-on learning in a variety of engineering and science disciplines that include: aerospace, electrical, mechanical, marine, game design and robotics (coding and construction).
Florida Fishing Academy - Mobile Marine Lab
Learn about environmental awareness, water flow and erosion, while being trained in problem-solving and other life skills, using hands-on activities that emphasize open-ended and collaborative scientific learning.
Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast
Welcome to Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast Google Classrooms where you’ll find fun and educational content and activities.
Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County - Stories and STEM
The Literacy Coalition’s Stories and STEM offering is designed to excite children and youth about STEM, build on prior knowledge, promote curiosity and help children learn important cooperation and teamwork skills. The children learn that STEM is a way of thinking and exploring the world, not just a collection of facts. a
Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society
The Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society’s Going Wild for STEAM is a high-quality, interdisciplinary enrichment program that provides children and youth with dynamic, hands-on learning.
Hands-on Learning Activities
Caring for the Whole Child
Program offering addresses mind and body health, explores mindfulness, emotional awareness and emotion management for overall wellness; physical activity (such as running, non-competitive sports, etc.), healthy eating habits or obesity prevention, etc.
Curtanna - Fencing
Curtanna’ s offers a fencing program that allows children to slowly but steadily practice, develop and master the scientifically defined executive functions of the brain: inhibitory control, working memory and cognitive flexibility, which have shown to improve higher order cognitive functions: problem-solving, planning and reasoning.
Digital Vibez - Fitness Jamz
The Fitness Jamz program, provided by Digital Vibez, is designed to combat childhood obesity by fostering a love of fitness by teaching children and youth how to incorporate physical activity and healthy behaviors into their everyday lives. Participants learn a variety of dance styles, accompanied by music from diverse cultures, and are introduced to a variety of physical games that encourage aerobic movement.
FLIPANY (Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth, Inc.) - Cooking Matters
FLIPANY’s Cooking Matters is a nutrition and culinary education program that incorporates physical activity. Cooking Matters has shown to be effective in fighting childhood obesity and supporting positive social and emotional learning in children and youth.
FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center - Teaching Empathy Through Nature
The Teaching Empathy through Nature provided by FAU Pine Jog connects children in kindergarten through second grade with nature and builds empathy by using innovative instructional practices for developing social and emotional skills in combination with nature-based activities.
Florida Fishing Academy - Angling for a Healthy Future
Through Angling for a Healthy Future, children and youth learn basic fishing skills, kayaking, snorkeling, water safety, environmental awareness, problem-solving and other life skills through the Florida Fishing Academy’s expanded learning opportunity. Fishing and other water-based activities can serve as a means for self-improvement, and social and emotional development.
Girls on the Run Palm Beach - Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run teaches girls life skills through dynamic interactive lessons and running games. Listed among the “Top 25 SEL” programs in a Harvard University study funded by The Wallace Foundation, the goal of Girls on the Run is to unleash confidence through accomplishment, while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness in mind, body and spirit. Girls do not have to be runners to participate; they just need a willingness to try their best.
Girls on the Run Palm Beach
Diane Evans, Council Director/Executive Director
PO Box 971301 Boca Raton, FL 33497-1301
Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County - Read! Lead! Succeed!
The Literacy Coalition’s Read! Lead! Succeed! empowers youth to contribute to a positive community by addressing social issues with a youth-driven, collaborative project. The program is designed to help participants to be effective problem-solvers by benefiting from and making use of the written word and spoken language, enhance their social awareness while improving their emotional management skills, and become more caring individuals with concern and respect for others.
The Arc of Palm Beach County - Community Inclusion Program
The Arc’s Community Inclusion program offers specialized training, instruction and support to out-of-school time practitioners to facilitate the inclusion of youth into their programs. The goal of the Community Inclusion program is to ensure that OST programs in Palm Beach County are accessible to children with developmental disabilities. The trainings, observations, youth-specific coaching sessions and outreach opportunities are ongoing and provided as needed.
Hands-on Learning Activities
YMCA of South Palm Beach County (The Y) - YMCA Physical Activity & Wellness
The YMCA’s Physical Activity & Wellness program offers activities that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for children and youth. Through its activities, The Y seeks to combat the epidemic of excessive weight affecting children ages six to 12, provide tools to out-of-school time practitioners to promote active lifestyles supported by positive self-image and relationships, and create environments where children feel safe, included and positively engaged on a physical, social and emotional level.
Hands-on Learning Activities
Discovering Arts and Culture
Program offering gives children and youth the opportunity to discover arts and culture: dance, music, theater, visual arts, spoken word poetry, digital arts, writing, etc., opening up possibilities of future interest or career pathways, with hopes to enrich their lives into adulthood.
Lake Worth Playhouse
Children participating in the Lake Worth Playhouse Multicultural Arts Program learn acting, dancing and improvisational skills, gain performance experience; and most importantly, build a sense of community and individual empowerment with the added bonus of fun.
Hands-on Learning Activities
Resource Depot - Reimagine your World: Creativity through Conservation
Resource Depot’s Reimagine your World: Creativity through Conservation is a hands-on environmental arts-based program designed to engage kindergarten through eighth graders in creative and collaborative projects that demonstrate creative reuse. Participants learn about the three Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle), and how pollution and overconsumption are effecting society and the environment.
Young Singers of the Palm Beaches - Prime Time Young Singers Choirs
The Prime Time Young Singers Choirs provides children and youth an opportunity to explore various aspects of musicianship, world cultures, emotions, linguistics and teamwork. Each session includes activities that develop a natural singing body alignment, freedom of breath, development of intonation, ease of personal vocal freedom using music from various periods and genres. Benefits of singing include the enhancement of social, mental and emotional health of participating children and youth. Studies show that singing increases self-confidence and self-esteem, and fosters leadership skills and ultimately develops good citizens.
Youth Speak Out International
The Unplug to Connect youth program and website was developed by Youth Speak Out International (YSO INT), a non-profit organization that empowers youth and families in culturally-diverse communities to use their voice for social change. By teaching media literacy, enhancing communication skills, and providing a platform for youth to create and share positive media messages, YSO INT gives youth the tools to collaborate, speak out, and fulfill their life’s purpose. We envision a world in which empowered youth with strong human connections live with purpose to build a vibrant global community.
Leadership and Career Pathways
Program offers skill development needed to succeed in school and in life, and real world application, including communication, social skills, public speaking, basic financial and household management, etc., equipping children with foundational skills needed to be successful in life. Program offerings expose youth to career options for the future, including entrepreneurship.
Junior Achievement - BizTown
The program helps youth to connect the dots between what they learn in school during the school year and the real world. Through the lessons, hands-on activities, and active participation in this simulated community designed to support differentiated learning styles, youth develop a strong understanding of the relationship between what they learn in school and their successful participation in a worldwide economy.
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) - Youth Entrepreneurship Summer Challenge
NFTE’s Youth Entrepreneurship Summer Challenge engages children by turning their hobbies, interests and dreams into viable businesses and opportunities for the future. Children in grades fourth and fifth are trained how to think and act like entrepreneurs.
Program offering focuses on computer programming, coding, robotics, media production, etc., that provides children and youth vital exploration and discovery skills to apply in a variety of ways, equipping them for the future.
Green Mouse Academy - Technology Arts Discovery
Green Mouse Academy’s Tech Arts Discovery offerings include robotics, engineering, coding, game design, animation, digital art and design technology. Participants experience the entire process of creating, problem-solving and overcoming obstacles, while gaining confidence in their abilities to positively use technology.
South Florida Science Center and Aquarium - Tech Trek
The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium’s Tech Trek program promotes the development of technology and problem-solving skills among children and youth in grades kindergarten through eighth. This program helps children and youth demonstrate increased knowledge of inquiry-based STEM content and increased confidence in STEM through technology skill development, which could lead to increased self-confidence and the development of greater problem-solving skills.