BUSD elementary afterschool programs
We're parents of an elementary student entering BUSD, and wondering if anyone can offer insight into the BUSD afterschool programs. I know options and availability vary based on school site, and we are aware of BEARS and LEARNS. Specifically, wondering what students do in LEARNS in the afternoon? Are there enrichment programs to sign up for? Is it pretty unstructured and how do younger students handle that? Overall, have you been happy with your afterschool program? We both work full time and are a little apprehensive of having our child in afterschool program for 3 or 4 hours each afternoon, so we're considering reducing our work hours or considering finding a nanny for afterschool (though both options of course come with tradeoffs). Any insights into how other families have navigated this for young elementary school students would be great.