Leopard Room

The Leopards are a before and after school program for children in kindergarten through 5th grade.

Curriculum

The Leopards are committed to providing a home-like atmosphere where your school-age children can have a creative transition from home-to-school and back again.

Our after school program provides school-age children with an active, yet relaxed learning environment. The children have the opportunity to participate in both teacher and child planned activities, eat snack, work on homework, and enjoy time with their friends.

Leopard Teachers

Ashley Kolbeck

Leopard Room Lead Teacher


  • Joined NBCC:
    August 2015
  • Favorite Toy Growing Up:
    All of my horse toys
What do you love most about working with children?

I love everything about working with the School Age group. Kids are so happy and silly. I enjoy watching the spark in their interests grow.

What are you complimented on most in your work?

I receive most compliments on my willingness to help others when I can. I also have been complimented on my timeliness.

What do you like to do outside of work?

I love to watch Ohio State Football, Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Cleveland Indians. I enjoy going to the movies with my boyfriend Will and hanging out with family and friends. I love playing and walking my German Shepherd, Cleopatra. Cooking, baking, and eating are also some of my favorite hobbies.

Park Johnston

Leopard Room Assistant Teacher


  • Joined NBCC:
    TBD
  • Favorite Toy Growing Up:
    TBA
What do you love most about working with children?

Please ask.

What are you complimented on most in your work?

Please ask.

What do you like to do outside of work?

Please ask.

Holden Matthews

Leopard Room Co-Lead Teacher


  • Joined NBCC:
    March 2017
  • Favorite Toy Growing Up:
    Lego Blocks
What do you love most about working with children?

Seeing a child grasp a concept for the first time.

What are you complimented on most in your work?

How engaged I am with the students.

What do you like to do outside of work?

I enjoy attending Columbus Crew games and going on spontaneous adventures with my girlfriend.

Mary Woo

Substitute and Leopard Room teacher


  • Joined NBCC:
    April 2016
  • Favorite Toy Growing Up:
    My small polar bear stuffed animal
What do you love most about working with children?

I love the excitement that they have when they learn something new!

What are you complimented on most in your work?

I am complimented on the fact that I am flexible and adaptable. Especially when I have to be in different rooms, I adapt quickly.

What do you like to do outside of work?

I like to dance, listen to music and hangout with my roommates.

Discipline

The After School Program has three primary rules for our classroom: be safe, be kind, and be respectful. The children need to make personal choices that follow these rules. Teachers will assist the children if they are having a difficult time making choices. If these choices persist then the teachers will be talking to parents and consulting with our director.

We have a ZERO TOLERANCE for all forms of intimidation and bullying. We appreciate your support in helping to reinforce these rules in our classroom.

Home Toys

Toys from home are both wonderful and a problem area for us. On the one hand, it is exciting to have a different toy to play with at After School. On the other hand, we have had problems with toys not being shared with others and also with toys/cards being exchanged/traded. This can cause disruption and ill feelings between children.

If a toy is shared with one child, our expectation is that it be shared with all. There is no card/toy swapping in our classroom. If children attempt to make trades, the items will be removed and given to parents at pick up time. Any problems that arise from home toy may lead to these toys being limited in the classroom.

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Nut-Free Zone

NBCC is a nut free zone due to the severity of peanut and tree nut allergies in children. Please be sure to avoid sending products with peanuts, peanut butter and tree nuts even on field trip days.

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Classroom Electronics

We do not permit any hand held electronics in the classroom including the use of cell phones while in After School. If there is an emergency, teachers will make contact with parents.

Our Policies

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Information Packet

Our Leopard information packet provides all of the necessary material you need to know about our room, whether enrolling a new child or how a process works.

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