Poudre School District

Welcome, Poudre School District  Families!

2020/2021 Registration is now open.

Before & After School Care begins on January 19th, when Poudre students return to school.

Please click on "Rates & More" to learn more.

Our Programs

Our programs are designed to give you peace of mind when your child is not in school. Experienced, caring, and licensed staff ensure your child is safe, engaged, and happy! Program includes an hour of enrichment every day at no additional charge!  Coding, Robotics, Art, Drama, Spanish, Mandarin, Sign Language, Fitness & Sports, and Engineering/Maker Activities to name a few. Snacks, homework help, recreation, and student-choice clubs round out each day, and always in a secure and caring environment.



Local Contact Information

David McClure



Frequently Asked Questions for Poudre Families:


AlphaBEST Education has been providing before and after school programs since 2005.  We currently serve approximately 30,000 students in 14 states. Family is important to us.  We are a family owned business and we take pride in the relationships we build with students, their parents, district staff, our staff, and the local communities that we become part of.


Unique to after school programs, AlphaBEST includes world-class enrichment sessions every day for every student, at no additional charge. We partner with some of the nation’s leading developers of high-quality enrichment curricula. Currently, our students enjoy FIRST Lego League Robotics, Coding, Maker Space Fridays, Visual Arts, Cartooning, Stop-motion Animation, Drama, Spanish, Mandarin, Sign Language, Cricket, Tennis, Basketball, Soccer, and more!

At AlphaBEST, we prioritize the relationships with our local schools and families. We began community by community, and we have grown one community at a time. Whether we’re serving a small district with 2 schools or a large district with 60 schools, we treat each one like its own local, small business. Our local Area Managers and Site Directors will be selected from the local community and trained to our high expectations.  AlphaBEST establishes strong partnerships with local organizations in each of the communities we serve.  AlphaBEST will establish a local office, and more importantly a local presence in the Ft. Collins region.

AlphaBEST’s culture and commitment to excellence is driven by our core values. These values are infused throughout the organization and are a key part of how our programs operate in each school.

To find out more about the Colorado Preschool Program and to see if your child is eligible for funding, please  Click Here for more information.

To see where preschool classes are located  Click Here

Homework time is a key part of our program. After a snack and some movement/exercise, students are separated into grade and age groups, each with a staff member, to work on homework for approximately 30 minutes. A quiet environment with appropriate materials is provided, and our staff rotate to assist students with their work. Those students who do not have homework will participate in a variety of Brain Games of their choice until the homework block is completed.

Each afternoon begins with a snack and recreation and socialization time. This informal time allows students to unwind and relax. Following an engaging and fun enrichment experience, students are free to choose activities at the end of the day, based on their level of energy and their own interests.

AlphaBEST provides and serves each child a daily snack that adheres to USDA guidelines and state regulations for snack service. Snack menus are prepared to offer variety and interest so that children’s needs for a well-balanced diet are supported through the snack program. Parents may send daily snacks with their children and also provide any allergy information.

AlphaBEST is a fully licensed program and will follow the staff to student ratios as prescribed by the state of Colorado.  Our staff to student ratio will be no less than one staff member to every fifteen students. (1:15)

Registration for the 2020/2021 school year will open on May 1, 2020.  We offer a secure, online registration platform.


AlphaBEST will comply with school policy regarding opening, delay, and closing due to emergency and inclement weather. Therefore, AlphaBEST will be closed on most days when PSD is closed. Full day care will be available on teacher workdays.

AlphaBEST understands that families are faced with rising costs in many areas of their budget. We have pledged to match or reduce the fees that parents have been paying with the current provider.

Click Here for Rates & Discounts

Please note that the rates & discounts displayed in this link are for typical before and after school schedules. During COVID-19 we are offering alternative schedules based on PSD instructional models as they are announced.  Rates for modified programs can be found by clicking on "Rates & More" on this page.

AlphaBEST provides discounts to ensure that all families have access to our before and after school programs. We have taken steps to ensure that our discounts meet or exceed the discounts that families are currently receiving from the current provider.

Click Here for Discounts

Please note that the rates & discounts displayed in this link are for typical before and after school schedules. During COVID-19 we are offering alternative schedules based on PSD instructional models as they are announced.  Discounts are not available on those modified rates.


Please contact our Regional Director, David McClure at:  poudreco@alphabest.org or 972.632.6573

We would love to hear from you!

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