A Connected Learning Partner
The IL Difference
Our tailored approach to a District and individual schools ensures we will become a connected partner and an extension of your school day.
Unlike other organizations who seek to establish a model that they dictate and then replicate, we are passionate about customizing important before and after school time for the well-being of children. We accomplish this by offering programs that appeal to the specific wants and needs of each community, and we will work with the District’s parents, children, and school administration to determine the program that is most important to each school. The result is a fully customizable program that everyone in your community can embrace and be proud to call their own.
To achieve this, we use a three-tiered approach that ensures we are developing the types of programs that not only reflect the needs and wants of each school but also the individual nature of each and every school community. The three tiers for success are: Curriculum, School and District Communication, and Parent Communication.
It is our mission to “create tomorrow’s innovators today.”
Our programs are based upon the premise that Innovation as a “set of skills,” can be nurtured, taught and practiced. These skills include curiosity, collaboration, associative and integrative thinking and a bias toward action and experimentation. This “innovative mindset” has been proven to improve social, emotional and academic outcomes for children. Children who master these skills are far better prepared than their peers and live a more successful, healthy and fulfilled life. We’ve made it our goal to reinvent the before and after school model to better serve the unique needs of each school community. As your Connected Learning Partner, we take away the burden of paperwork, financial worries and concerns for your child's safety and care by providing a simple solution that is customized to complement your needs. Our program is designed to be fun, easy to implement and help your students succeed academically.
Our curriculum has been designed and developed by a prominent STEM educator, Beth Cohen in conjunction with our Director of Curriculum, Brian Jernigan who has a background in camp operations and development. They have created a fun experience that serves to enhance STEM concepts and skills associated with innovation in a way that children enjoy and love.
School and District Communication
Each Innovation Learning program has a Site Coordinator who is charged with facilitating the Innovation Learning program at their site. All Site Coordinators are supervised by an Area Director who oversees all schools within the district. School and district administrators meet regularly with Site Coordinators and Area Directors to ensure consistent communication between Innovation Learning and the district.
We understand the high level of trust that parents place in us each and every day. We also understand that with this trust comes a responsibility to communicate early and often. As such, we offer multiple outlets for two-way communication with parents, which includes:
- Email Blasts
- iPad Sign in and Sign Out
- Parent Hotline
- Parent Advisory Committees
Support of Children With Special Needs
Nowhere in the field of before and after school programming will you find as strong a commitment to students with disabilities. Innovation Learning founders have a strong background in special education and include a doctoral level special educator, former special education director for a public school district and co-chair of the Colorado Special Education Advisory Committee (which advised the Colorado Board of Education on matters pertaining to special education). Our Board Chair is the former Board Chair for the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) where he served for eighteen (18) years. Access to this level of expertise has established Innovation Learning as a leader in the field with a track record of making sure students with disabilities are not only included to the greatest extent possible but that they have a fantastic experience.
Types of Programs Offered
- Before & After School
- Early Childhood and Extended Kindergarten Programs
- On-site and On-line programming
- Enrichment Programs & Enrichment Vendor Management
- Summer & Holiday Programs/Camps
- Tutoring Programs
- School Day Offerings (STEM based classes and curriculum)
- Student Technology Association (TSA) Implementation
- Lunch & Recess Supervision
Benefits to Your School
- An Inclusive Program (supporting and empowering students with special needs)
- A Self-Sufficient Program (we bring in all materials)
- A Program at the Forefront of Safety
- Program Design, Implementation and Management
- Licensed Elementary and Middle School Teachers
- Revenue Sharing
- Online and On-site Enrichment Programs
- Staff Volunteer Time
- STEM and General Professional Development (for your staff)
- 24/7 Access to a Dedicated Team Responsible for Your Programs
What They're Saying...
“We love the creative projects they work on, seeing the staff work with the kids not just on their homework but taking it further and going above and beyond to work with the kids on their basic skills, communication, presentation, creative thinking, etc. They’re learning and having fun!“
- Parent at Eagle Heights Elementary, Missouri
“Wonderful staff!!! The BEST program we have used!!! Thank you, EVERYONE!!!!”
- Parent at Ridgeline Academy, Arizona
“I really enjoy the staff! They help with my child’s needs and concerns. I highly recommend Innovation Learning!”
- Parent at ALA San Tan Valley, Arizona
“The staff is awesome! I love how they do so many activities with the students. They are never bored. My children always get mad they have to leave for home when we pick them up. This shows how the program is wonderful and the staff as well. Such a nice group of people.”
- Parent at St. Patrick Catholic School, Illinois
“The team is amazing - great caregivers and very nice people. I have great confidence in them and can leave my granddaughter there without any worries. Gives us such peace of mind which is important to us. I also appreciate how well stocked the center is. There is an abundance of supplies for crafts, work and play. Please ensure the team there is recognized. We don't know how we'd manage without this service!”
- Guardian at Elk Creek Elementary School, Colorado