Champions Before & After School Care
Why Families Love Champions
Since 1990, we've been meeting the needs of busy families by providing a fun and safe space where children can foster their love of learning and develop the skills necessary to succeed in school and life. Our proven before- and after-school programs offer learning activities, homework help, healthy snacks, and a whole lot of fun – all within the safety and convenience of your child’s school.
Top 5 Reasons Families Love Champions
- Convenient locations
- Flexible scheduling
- Safe environments
- Homework help
- Frequent communication
Hear From Families
Families all across the country have wonderful insights to share about their experience with Champions.
"At 3 o’clock in the afternoon, when I’m at work, I don’t worry about my kids. And, when I pick them up, they tell me about their day and their fun activities at Champions. You couldn’t find a better place to have them after school." – Cathy, Parent at Robinson Elementary, Marlboro, New Jersey
"We originally signed up with Champions because it was convenient. We stay because it is an amazing program. Our kids are academically curious (and successful), well-adjusted, happy, and secure little people, and we give Champions quite a bit of credit for that." – Jeff and Annika Bryant, Parents at Carroll Elementary School, Elk Grove, California
Find a Champions program at or near your school today.
Why Schools Choose Champions
Academic engagement in a fun and inspiring environment
The latest child-development research shows that three important things impact a child’s future success: social-emotional skills, executive-function skills, and opportunities for inquiry-based learning-- so our curriculum is carefully designed to build these three areas in a fun and engaging environment. Our daily learning activities highlight group problem-solving, leadership, focus, and self-regulation skills, and frequently follow a child’s own interests to spark self-guided learning.
A proven, committed partner in education
Education takes teamwork. We recognize that the curriculum our teachers bring to life is directly influenced by your school’s goals and initiatives. That’s why we’ll be with you every step of the way to deliver solutions that are engaging for students and convenient for parents—and you. You can depend on Champions to inspire moments of wonder and discovery and to help students reach their full potential—in the classroom and beyond.
Your goals and priorities are ours, too. We’re invested in seeing your initiatives through, in both the classroom and the community. We hire teachers and staff from your area who understand and are committed to enriching your community. We work alongside parents and teachers to give children what they need to succeed and to further develop a love of learning.
We’re experts in partnering on government funding and grants
When it comes to using funds such as the Expanded Learning Opportunities Program (ELO-P) in California, school districts have the opportunity to strategically partner with a turnkey, on-site program like Champions! Yep, government funding programs like ELO-P can be complex and overwhelming, but good news: We’ll navigate it for you. With over 30 years of experience, we’ll be with you every step of the way to deliver the perfect solution on time.
Here’s why school districts love to partner with Champions:
- Champions meets all ELO-P funding requirements, and other state programs as well.
- We’re the largest provider of early childhood education around the country.
- We provide care on all non-school days, including school breaks and intersessions.
- We have experience serving TK students, with programs specifically designed to boost school readiness.
- Our programs prioritize the health and safety of students and staff.
- We’re Cognia accredited.
- Our research-based curriculum supports yours, covering all the key learning domains and skills like STEM, SEL, physical education, literacy, creative expression, and more.
- We support braiding government funding sources, including ASES, 21st CCLC, and subsidy.
Thoughtful from A to Z
We think of everything so you don’t have to. Our approach makes program rollout a breeze. From arranging the space and coordinating enrollment to providing regular program monitoring, we do the heavy lifting so you can focus on your goals without extra strain on your staff or budget. We coordinate directly with parents and guardians for enrollment, scheduling, and billing while our online portal and week-by-week approach give parents and guardians the flexibility they need to accommodate busy schedules.