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Champions at Leading Edge Academy Maricopa

18700 N Porter Rd Maricopa AZ 85138
(602) 312-6857

Program is located in the gym. 

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Champions has a great solution for busy working families: activities that combine fun and learning, together with the safety and convenience of a high-quality program right inside your school. Champions offers a variety of group and individual activities designed to keep your child exploring and growing.

From art, dramatic play, math and science to problem-solving, language, motor skills and more, we help your child continue learning and developing essential life skills – whether school is in session or not.

Before- and After-School: Grades K-5

Ages: 5 - 11
Dates: 2022/2023 School Year (Dates subject to change according to school district's schedule)
Hours: 6:00 - 8:00 AM and 2:45 - 6:00 PM,

Fall Break

Dates: October 3 - 14, 2022
Hours: 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Winter Break

Ages: 5-11
Dates: December 21, 2022 - January 3, 2023
Hours: 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM

The Champions Winter Break program brings learning and fun together—and the best part? We help children build their potential by encouraging them to choose their own learning activities, work in groups, and stay active. This year, we will shine a spotlight on science, reptiles, or stage production, depending on the site. Families can come one day or every day—whatever works for them!

Spring Break

Ages: 5-11
Dates: March 13 - 24, 2023
Hours: 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Summer Break

Dates: May 30 - June 23, 2023
Hours: 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM // 6:00 AM - 8:00 AM // 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

2022/2023 School Year
1-2 days: $15 per week
3 days: $23 per week
4 days: $30 per week
5 days: $34 per week
1-2 days: $31 per week
3 days: $45 per week
4 days: $58 per week
5 days: $84.00 per week

Fall/Winter/Spring Break
$32 per day

Summer Break
Full Day:
1 day: $50 per week
2 days: $85 per week
3 days: $120 per week
4 days: $150 per week
5 days: $175 per week

After School:
1 day: $25 per week
2 days: $50 per week
3 days: $70 per week
4 days: $95 per week

Before School:
1 day: $10 per week
2 days: $20 per week
3 days: $25 per week
4 days: $35 per week

Additional Fees:
Registration: $25 per child or $50 per family
Drop-In Full Day: $34 per day
Drop-In Before-School: $14 per day
Drop-In After-School: $30 per day
In-Service Day: $15 per day
Non-School Full Day: $32 per day
Early Release: $12.50 per day
School District Employee: 50%
Military: 10%
Multi-child: 10%
Multi-Session: 10%

How soon can my child start Champions?

Your child can attend our program as early as 48 hours after you complete the online enrollment process.

When is tuition due?

Tuition is charged weekly on Thursday mornings for the following week, and is due by Friday. Payments can be made with a debit or credit card through your online account. We offer autopay for your convenience, so you can store your payment account and it will be charged weekly.

What if I want to change my child’s care schedule?

Flexibility is the magic word for busy families like yours! At Champions, you can adjust your child’s schedule from week to week, with options for full-time or part-time care.

Every Wednesday, we lock in the schedule and prepare invoices for the following week. So, if you want to adjust the days your child will be joining us, make sure to save changes by the Wednesday prior to the week of care you’re scheduling.

If your child attends our program and you haven’t scheduled by the Wednesday prior, you will be charged a drop-in fee at a higher rate.

Get step-by-step instructions here!

What if there are planned or unplanned school closures?

During inclement weather, it may be necessary to delay and/or close schools and our child care sites entirely. Champions will follow the delay schedule set by the school district: If school is cancelled, Champions will be cancelled.

However, Champions is often open all day on planned no-school days, including teacher planning, in-service, grading, conference days, and more!

Please check with your local Champions site director to learn how scheduling is handled in the event of either an early release or delayed opening, and always call your site director if you’re unsure about whether or not Champions will be open.

When do I need to pick up my child?

Please be available to pick up your child before or as near the program end time as possible. To avoid late fees, arrive to collect your child within 15 minutes after the listed time. Fees will apply for extended tardiness as follows: $10 for the first 16-30 minutes and an additional $10 for each 15 minutes following that.