School Age Child Care Celebrates Lights On Afterschool

Every year, our community, and thousands of communities nationwide celebrate Lights On Afterschool to recognize the importance of afterschool programs that keep our kids safe, inspire them to learn and help working families.

Governor Bob McDonnell officially proclaimed Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, as Lights On Afterschool Day in Virginia, and the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution recognizing Lights On Afterschool celebrations and the importance of afterschool programs to kids, parents and communities.

SACC centers throughout Fairfax County celebrated Lights on Afterschool Thursday afternoon. Creative activities supported the SACC 2012-2013 curriculum Kaleidoscope of the Arts: Creativity from Every Angle. In the Centreville area SACC programs at London Towne and Virginia Run Elementary Schools showcased performing arts through dance parties with singing. These two centers and Centre Ridge SACC also had ice cream socials, while children at Deer Park SACC are used their artistic skills to decorate pumpkins.

In partnership with Providence Elementary School, the on-site SACC program invited all of the school’s students to attend their event from 5 - 6:30 p.m. They had fun art activities, and basic school supplies were distributed to children who attended thanks to a donation by Team Breezy from the Symphonic Love Foundation.

Other SACC programs including McNair in Herndon, and Newington Forest in Springfield, stimulated the children’s creativity with neon/ glow parties and games. SACC programs including Chesterbrook in McLean, Bren Mar and Groveton in Alexandria, Lemon Road in Falls Church, and Eagle View in Fairfax celebrated Lights on Afterschool with games, parties, cooking projects, origami, oil painting and more. Some locations hosted parent meet and greets.

Get information about the Fairfax County School Age Child Care program.


Children at Lemon Rd SACC in Falls Church learn
about fire safety from their local firefighters.

Children at Lemon Rd SACC used
their creativity to make this lightbulb
for Lights on Afterschool.


Children at Cub Run SACC in Centreville have fun performing at an Open Mic event.




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