Your Champions Fees and Tuition will be covered by grant funding. Families are not responsible for any cost that may be shown during the registration process.
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
Dates: 2022/2023 School Year (Dates based on school district's schedule)
Hours: 7:00 AM - 8:45 AM // 3:10 PM - 6:00 PM
Champions provides busy, working families like yours the flexibility to extend the learning day before and after school for school-age children ages 5 to 12 years. With a balance of child-initiated and teacher-led activities, our programs serve your child’s wide variety of interests and skills by giving them choice.
Enrollment for the 23/24 school year is not open yet.
Information for Fall programing and pricing will be posted soon.
Champions accepts DSHS Child Care Subsidy. If you qualify for free and reduced lunch you may be eligible. Please call the DSHS Child Care Subsidy line prior to enrolling to see if you qualify. 1-877-501-2233. Champions at Thorndyke Elementary School's provider ID # is: 503633
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.
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.