IS AFT3R a STATE LICENSED PROGRAM?
Absolutely! Each Aft3r site is licensed with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. We must continually adhere to and maintain state licensing standards in order to renew our permits from school year to school year.
WHO CAN ENROLL IN AFT3R?
Aft3r provides after-school care for elementary and middle school children ages 4 to 14 years old that are enrolled in school at any of our current locations.
WHO LOOKS AFTER MY CHILDREN IN AFT3R?
Aft3r is owned and operated by former educators, but more importantly, our site directors and caregivers must be at least 18 years of age. All Aft3r staff are FBI fingerprinted and background checked. They must clear the local Children’s Protective Services, State Criminal Registry, and the National Criminal Registry database in order to work on site with our students and program.
All site directors and caregivers are pediatric and adult CPR/First Aid/AED trained and certified. In addition, all directors and caregivers must maintain a minimum of 18 hours of ongoing professional development every school year. AND...they must love working with children!
WHAT IF I DON'T NEED DAILY CARE, BUT I KNOW I MAY NEED IT ON OCCASION or on EARLY DISMISSAL DAYS?
Aft3r offers occasional care for parents that need child care on a drop in basis. The cost of this service is $15 per day, plus the annual registration fee of $50. Once registered, you can access and schedule the days you need care up to a week in advance through EZ Child Track. On early release days we are there at school dismissal! If you need care and have passed the schedule online deadline, just contact our main office...We will take care of it for you!
I WORK UNTIL 6 P.M...CAN MY CHILDREN BE TAKEN CARE OF THAT LONG?
Aft3r is open on all scheduled Houston and Spring Branch ISD school days, Monday through Friday, from school dismissal until 6:30 p.m. Yes, that does include any scheduled early dismissal days!
I DON'T NEED REGULAR, DAILY AFTER SCHOOL CARE. CAN MY CHILD ATTEND AFT3R FOR ENRICHMENT CLUBS ONLY?
Yes, they can, but priority is given to families in need of full time after school care. Enrichment only registration opens on August 20th. The Fall semester of enrichment classes will begin the week of September 13th and will run through the week of December 6, 2021 for a total of 12 weeks.
You will be charged a daily attendance rate for Aft3r in addition to the cost of the enrichment class. This is because state licensing requires that all students are registered through Aft3r and that they are counted in our daily caregiver to student ratios. Your child is welcome and encouraged to stay with us up until 6:30 p.m. on their club days!
DOES AFT3R OFFER MORNING CARE?
Aft3r offers morning care at our Tanglewood Middle School site. The hours of care are 7:30 - 8:15 a.m. At 8:15 a.m. students are released for breakfast at the school.
HOW DO I KNOW MY CHILDREN WILL BE SAFE?
In addition to our licensing requirements, safety trainings and ongoing staff trainings, Aft3r utilizes EZChildTrack for safe student pick up with a unique PIN assigned for each family.
HOW MUCH IS TUITION FOR AFT3R?
Aft3r for the 2021-2022 school year is $295 per month. Morning care only is $150 per month. In addition, there is an annual, non-refundable, $50 registration fee due upon enrollment.
WHAT WILL MY CHILDREN BE DOING IN AFT3R?
All Aft3r students are provided with a light snack upon school dismissal. Homework assistance is provided daily and is overseen by Aft3r site directors and caregivers.
Students will participate in daily S.T.E.A.M. based, hands-on, fun activities, indoor imagination stations, structured traditional games, outdoor free play, and special monthly themed arts and crafts. You may also choose to enroll your children in one of the many enrichment programs hosted by trusted third party providers and clubs.
Students attending enrichment classes will receive a snack and will be supervised before and after enrichment clubs on their club days.