Extended Creative Day Program

Updated August 19, 2022

Creative Minds boasts an inclusive Extended Creative Day (ECD) program that complements the learning of the school day. Discounts are available to students who qualify. Find more information below.

Before School, After School, and Friday Enrichment are run and staffed by AlphaBEST, our ECD partner. We’re excited about this new partnership and the innovative, experiential curriculum that AlphaBEST offers. Each day, Creative Minds students will participate in a variety of fun enrichment activities, such as art, sports, drama, and engineering. Watch this video to learn more.

Creative Minds hosts Creative Clubs, the after-school program for students in 5th through 8th grades.

If you have questions about ECD, please email our Extended Creative Day coordinator, Shannon Smith, at shannon.smith@cmipcs.org.

Before School

Monday–Friday
7:30 a.m.–8:15 a.m.
Prekindergarten–8th Grade
Register Here for Before School

Before School offers parents the convenience of early drop-off and is hosted by AlphaBEST, our ECD partner. To drop off children before 8:15 a.m., when arrival begins, families must enroll in Before School.

Cost

  • Registration Fee: $55.00 per child
    This nonrefundable fee is paid once and covers all ECD programs for the entire school year.
  • 5 days/week: $120/month per child

Find information about discounts below.

Friday Enrichment Program

Fridays
1:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Prekindergarten–8th Grade
Register Here for Friday Enrichment

We offer an enrichment program on Fridays, when staff members have an afternoon of professional development. Enrichment activities include homework time, read-alouds, art projects, and math learning. AlphaBEST, our ECD partner, hosts the Friday Enrichment program.

There is no drop-in option for Friday Enrichment; all participants must be registered ahead of time.

Cost

  • Registration Fee: $55.00 per child
    This nonrefundable fee is paid once and covers all ECD programs for the entire school year.
  • Tuition for All Students: $100/month per child

Find information about discounts below.

After School: Full & Part Time

Monday–Friday
3:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Prekindergarten–8th Grade
Register Here for After School.

Families may choose a full-time (five days a week) or part-time (three days a week) option for After School; part-time days must be selected at registration and are fixed for the semester. There is no drop-in option.

The After School program offers experienced, caring, and licensed staff who will ensure your child is safe, engaged, and happy! Every student participates in enrichment activities every day. These activities include coding, robotics, art, drama, Spanish, Mandarin, sign language, fitness and sports, and engineering activities. Snacks, homework help, recreation, and student-choice clubs are also provided to each student.

After School is hosted by AlphaBEST, our ECD partner.

Cost

  • 5th–8th Grades: Free
  • Prekindergarten–4th Grade
    • Full Time (Five Days a Week): $280/month per child.
    • Part Time (Three Days a Week): $270 /month per child, Friday Enrichment included
    • Part Time (Three Days a Week): $170 /month per child, Friday Enrichment NOT included

Find information about discounts below.

Creative Clubs

Two Days / Week
4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
5th–8th Grades

Creative Clubs are hosted by Creative Minds and will begin in October; registration will open in early September. We’ll be offering debate, step, soccer, basketball, and Girls Who Code clubs—and more!

There is no cost for Creative Clubs; all middle school students may attend for free.

Discounts

FARM: Families that qualify for free and reduced-price meals (FARM) receive a discount on our After School and Friday Enrichments programs. If you believe that you qualify for FARM but you haven’t yet applied, please fill out and submit an application in English, Spanish, or Amharic. Email our Reception Team with any questions about FARM: frontdesk@cmipcs.org.

Siblings: A sibling discount of 10 percent is available to families registering two or more children. A discount code will be provided on the AlphaBEST website.

To ensure that all interested students are able to participate in our before- and after-school programs, we will work with families that need additional financial assistance. Please contact Shannon Smith at shannon.smith@cmipcs.org or (202) 588-0370 ext. 136 to learn more. All conversations will be kept in confidence.

Payment & Policies

We do not offer a part-time After School schedule of two days per week or a drop-in option. For part-time After School, families must commit to their children attending only on specific days of the week for the entire semester.
Refunds on Before School, After School, and Friday Enrichment tuition are available for the first 10 days of the program. After 10 days, no refunds will be issued.

Registration and payment for Before School, After School, and Friday Enrichment require creating an account with AlphaBEST, our Extended Creative Day partner. You’ll be prompted to create an account during registration. Invoices are sent on the first of the month and automatically debited, using the payment method you add to your AlphaBEST account.

Please contact Shannon Smith at shannon.smith@cmipcs.org or (202) 588-0370 ext. 136 with any questions about payment, policies, and registration.

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