THE ONE PLANET AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM
As a Vermont afterschool program, One Planet was proud to learn that Vermont was recently ranked 4th in the nation for afterschool programming! The America After 3PM report, based on a comprehensive survey commissioned by the Afterschool Alliance, highlights the progress Vermont has made over the past decade in providing quality afterschool programs. These programs play an essential role in communities throughout Vermont by keeping children and youth safe, inspiring them to learn, and supporting working families between the hours of 3 and 6 p.m. To see the full press release, go here:
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We want ALL families who are interested in One Planet to be able to use this valuable resource. Please know that if the daily fee is too expensive, there are options available. As a first option, families would apply for Child Care Financial Assistance through the Vermont Department of Children and Families. Should a family be denied assistance, partial and full scholarships are available through One Planet. In order to be considered for a One Planet scholarship, a letter of denial is required from DCF. Please see page 3 for more details.
Sharon One Planet Staff
Roxana Matthews is a bilingual and a passionate educator focused on curriculum development in foreign languages department and mindfulness practice as well as the extracurricular activities, students leadership development skills via educational events. This includes the initiation of student clubs, organizations and initiatives with an experiential focus in a K-12 and college context. She is an avid athlete, a world traveler, a former TEDx organizer.
Having worked globally in a variety of educational settings from language schools, preK-12 to higher education, in the US, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, Ms. Matthews enjoys a balanced and unique set of skills and experience, including teaching, curriculum development with a neurodevelopmental focus linked to international and diversity education, special needs, staff management, community outreach and event/project management.
She has a bachelor of Management from Keene State College and a Master’s of Education from Plymouth State University with a major in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in the neurodevelopmental approaches to teaching and learning. She resides with her husband George at Cobb Hill a sustainable co-housing community in Hartland VT.