Charles County, MD


Registration is Open




2021/2022 School Year

Before OR After School
1 day     $33.00

2 days    $39.00

3 days    $51.00

4 days    $59.00

5 days    $62.00

Before AND After School
1 day     $44.00

2 days    $53.00

3 days    $70.00

4 days    $81.00

5 days    $86.00

10-Visit Drop-in Punch Pass

Annual Registration Fee
$75.00 per family

Sibling Discount 10%


Dismissal until 6:00 p.m. 

6:00 a.m. to start of school


Your child's school

Our Programs

We follow the same COVID-19 protocols in place at your school district. 

Our programs are designed to give you peace of mind when your child is not in school. Experienced, caring, and licensed staff ensures your child is safe, engaged, and happy! Every student participates in enrichment activities every day, at no additional charge!  Coding, Robotics, Art, Drama, Spanish, Mandarin, Sign Language, Fitness & Sports, and Engineering/Maker Activities keep your child engaged and having fun every day at AlphaBEST!  Snacks, homework help, recreation, and student-choice clubs are also provided to every student.

Meet Your Area Managers

Melissa Stokes    (301) 535-3446

Hello, my name is Melissa Stokes. I have worked with AlphaBEST since 2005 and I have a degree in Early Childhood Education from Penn Foster College.  I manage four before & after-school programs as well as an early childcare center here in Charles County.  I have been a certified Red Cross instructor in the areas of First Aid/CRP, and AED for 15 years now.  In 2016 I had the pleasure of working with author Bill Carter on an anti-bullying campaign, visiting many students in Charles County Schools.

I am the mother of three beautiful daughters who remind me every day of how blessed I am.


Paula Wade    (301) 632-6804

Hello, my name is Paula Wade and I have been with AlphaBEST since 2005. I have been in the Early Childhood Education field for over 25yrs. I am currently the District Manager for the Charles County Region. I have always been passionate about the education, culture, and social-emotional development of children. Most importantly of all is the safety of the children and staff.

I am a proud mother of three children. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I love shopping!  Most important are my two adorable grandsons Mason and Chase.