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Charles County

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2022/2023 Weekly Rates

Before OR After School
1 day per week $33.00
2 days per week $39.00
3 days per week $51.00
4 days per week $59.00
5 days per week $62.00

Before AND After School
1 day per week $44.00
2 days per week $53.00
3 days per week $70.00
4 days per week $81.00
5 days per week $86.00

Other Options
10 Visit Drop-In Punch Pass $130.00 per pass
Full Day Holiday Camp $35.00 per day

Annual Registration Fee
$75.00 per family

Sibling 10%

6:00 a.m. to Start of School
Dismissal to 6:00 p.m.

Barnhart, Berry, Billingsley, Dr. Brown, Craik, Diggs, Eva Turner, Higdon, Mt. Hope, Indian Head, Jenifer, Malcolm, TC Martin, Matula, Middleton, Mitchell, Dr. Mudd, Mary B. Neal, JC Parks, JP Ryon, Wade Elementary School and Port Tobacco Child Care Center

Our Programs

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

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 District Manager

Hello, my name is Melissa Thomas. I have worked with AlphaBEST since 2005, and I have a degree in Early Childhood Education from Penn Foster College. I oversee all of our before & after-school programs and an early childcare center here in Charles County. I have been a certified Red Cross instructor in 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 a wife and mother of three beautiful daughters and three bonus children who remind me how blessed I am every day. I believe that the best way to predict the future is to create it.

My schools: Gale-Bailey, Higdon, Indian Head, Matula, Mitchell, Mt. Hope, Port Tobacco Child Care Center

Meet Your Area Managers

Hello, my name is Shawnta Jones. It has been a pleasure working with AlphaBEST Education for over 15 years and I can truly say I am looking forward to the future of this company. I graduated from Kaplan University in 2014 with an Associates' Degree in Early Childhood Development. Working as an advocate for children has always been my passion. I am honored to say I am a loving wife, a mother of three, and a grandmother of two gorgeous grandsons who are all responsible for some of my proudest moments in life.

My schools: Barnhart, Berry, Dr. Brown, Diggs, Jenifer, TC Martin, Mary B. Neal, JC Parks

Hello, my name is Erica Mahoney. I have been working with AlphaBEST since 2006. My experiences included Senior staff teacher and assistant center director. I have over twenty years of child care experience. I am a mother of three and also a grandmother. I enjoy reading and shopping however nothing compares to the quality time spent with my wonderful family. I believe that all children need a strong learning foundation.

My schools: Billingsley, Craik, Malcolm, Middleton, Dr. Mudd, JP Ryon, Eva Turner, Wade