Frequently asked questions.

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What types of programming does AlphaBEST offer?

Depending on your location, AlphaBEST provides before and after school care through our Extended Day Program, short-term enrichment workshops through our Explorations program, and multi-week summer camp engagements through our Summer program. Please visit our Programs page for more information regarding each of these wonder-filled offerings.

What makes AlphaBEST’s curriculum different?

AlphaBEST uses a curriculum model that celebrates children’s innate senses of wonder and curiosity. We provide challenging and fun activities designed to complement what they learn during the school day in a hands-on manner. We also work with curriculum partners who are subject matter experts, ensuring our explorers are exposed to meaningful, experiential learning that’s also lots of fun!

Is homework help given?

Absolutely! Ensuring student homework is completed is a daily part of the AlphaBEST program, and our staff members dedicate 30 minutes each day to ensure all explorers complete their homework before going home.

How do I know if my child’s school is an AlphaBEST school?

Our Extended Day program is currently operating in more than 300 schools across 11 states. Please visit our Locations page to see if your child’s school offers AlphaBEST programming. If your school is not listed, but you are interested in learning about how to help bring AlphaBEST to your district, please follow this link to contact us.

How can I sign up my child for AlphaBEST at their school?

We’re so glad you’d like to join the AlphaBEST community. Please visit our Enrollment page and select your child’s school district to register.

How long has AlphaBEST been in operation?

AlphaBEST education has been operating since it was founded in 2005.

Is AlphaBEST open on days when school is closed?

The answer to this depends on your specific school district. AlphaBEST does often offer care on days when school is closed (including fall, winter and spring break camps). Please check your district’s specific calendar (simply select your district on our Locations page) to learn whether these care days exist for your child. If your child’s school is closed due to weather or other unpredictable circumstances, AlphaBEST will likely not operate either.

When are payments due?

Payment schedules can differ from district to district. If your district operates on a weekly payment schedule, tuition payments are due every Monday through our online payment system. If your district operates on a monthly payment schedule, tuition payments are due the first Monday of each month through our online payment system. We do not accept personal checks.

What if my child has special needs?

AlphaBEST believes in creating learning environments where all children are welcome, and that includes children with special needs. Our staff receives special training to ensure and children with special needs can increase their skills and build their potential in meaningful, authentic enrichment opportunities.

Is AlphaBEST licensed?

Yes, AlphaBEST is fully licensed to operate each of its programs, based on the licensing requirements and regulations for each state and municipality in which we operate. Upon request, we can provide a copy of our licensing for your area.

What is the staff-to-student ratio in the programs?

AlphaBEST’s staff-to-student ratio can change based on district agreements and licensing requirements for each specific area in which we operate. That said, we are always in full compliance with licensing requirements and regulations. The minimum requirement is always met, though we will, in many instances, provide lower staff-to-student ratios.

Does my child have time to decompress and have fun with friends?

Absolutely! AlphaBEST recognizes the need for children to shake off the day and socialize with their friends, and those opportunities are built into our programs.

Are you open during school holidays?

In most cases, AlphaBEST’s schedule matches your child’s school schedule. However, in some areas, we do offer separate, focused programs designed to provide little explorers with enrichment opportunities during extended holidays.