At Brookside Charter School our Extended Care is an extension of our children’s day. Extended Care consists of three components: Power Hour, Outdoor Play and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) activities. Power Hour is an hour of time devoted to completing homework, reading independently and completing Reading Logs. Outdoor Play is a chance for students to get some fresh air and exercise. This is also a way to move oxygen to the brain so the children can focus and continue learning late into the afternoon. Finally, what better way to keep Extended Care fun and educational than with STEAM programming? What is STEAM? STEAM breaks down to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Every child who is a part of extended care has the opportunity to be involved in hands on activities that involve physical science, incorporate technology, construct engineering and design models, create art or apply math. Each day of the week is devoted to one of the components of STEAM.