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Champions at H. D. Cooke Elementary

2525 17th St NW Washington DC 20009
(240) 485-7401

Toni Crockett, Site Director - toni.crockett@discoverchampions.com - (240) 485-7401

Welcome

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.

Families seeking care at Champions locations in Washington, D.C. must work directly with the site director at that location or contact Champions Family Support at 1-800-246-2154 to complete their enrollment.

Students must attend the school to enroll in our program.

Before- and After-School: Grades K-6

Dates: 2022/2023 School Year: Dates based on school district's schedule
Hours: 7:00 - 8:15 AM // 3:15 - 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.

Before- and After-School: Preschool and Pre-K

Dates: 2022/2023 School Year: Dates based on school district's schedule
Hours: 7:00 - 8:15 AM // 3:15 - 6:00 PM

Our program for early learners ages 3 to 5 years was created to provide a safe, fun, and enriching location for preschool-age children during out-of-school time hours. Children enrolled in this program attend the full-day preschool or kindergarten program offered by their school district, then come to Champions before and after the regular school day. With our age-appropriate activities, your child will strengthen skills in art, dramatic play, math and science, problem-solving, language, motor skills and more.

2022/2023 School Year
After-School:
1-2 days: $50 per week
3-5 days: $80 per week

Before-School:
1-5 days: $30 per week

Pre-Kindergarten
After-School:
1-2 days: $60 per week
3-5 days: $85 per week

Before-School:
1-5 days: $30.00 per week

Additional Fees:
Registration: $10 per student or $15 per family
Early Release: $12.00 per day
Drop in After School: $37.00 per day
DC Late Payment fee: $10.00

Discounts:
Multi-child, Military, or School Employee: 10%
Multi-session discount when enrolled in Before- and After-School: 5%

If you are currently enrolled in the Champions after school program and need to apply for Subsidized Child Care Voucher (discount) you can now apply in person at one of two locations: 1) South Capitol Street Service Center (Walk-in Service), 4001 South Capitol St SW, (202) 645-0420 or 2) Taylor St Service Center (by Appointment ONLY), 1207 Taylor St SW, (202) 704-2345. Please ensure that you have all your documentation prior to going. New families are able to apply 30 days prior to the start of school. Necessary documents: Verification of employment (3 most recent pay stubs); government-issued photo ID; birth certificate for each child (full-size only); verification of other income (i.e. SSI, Social Security benefits, TANF, child support, child support documentation, etc.); Social Security card for self, spouse and children; verification of address; and updated health certificate.

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.