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Poudre School District

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2023/2024 Weekly Rates

Before School
1 day per week $12.00
3 days per week $30.00
5 days per week $50.00

After School
1 day per week $18.00
3 days per week $51.00
5 days per week $85.00

Full Day $40.00
Half Day $20.00

Other Options
Full Day Holiday Camp $40.00 per day
Full Week Holiday Camp $175.00 per week
Unscheduled Drop-In Daily Fee $25.00 per day
Daily Rate (Before) $13.00
Daily Rate (After) $19.00

Annual Registration Fee
1 Student $55.00
2+ Students $65.00

Sibling 10%
Reduced Lunch 12%
Free Lunch 15%
Active Military 15%

6:30 a.m. to Start of School
Dismissal to 6:00 p.m.
PreK: 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

PreK: Livermore, Red Feather, Stove Prairie
K-5: Bacon, Bamford, Bauder, Beattie, Bennett, Bethke, Cache La Poudre, Dunn, Eyestone, Harris Immersion, Irish, Johnson, Kruse, Laurel, Linton, Lopez, McGraw, Odea, Olander, Polaris, Putnam, Rice, Riffenburgh, Shepardson, Tavelli, Timnath, Traut, Werner, Zach

Subsidy Program

Child Care Subsidy Programs assist families in paying for after school programs like ours. If you are eligible, the Subsidy Program can pay some or all of your tuition fees. Click HERE for more information about subsidies in your state.

Our Programs

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

Hello! My name is Lee Christy and I am excited to be a part of AlphaBEST. I have been a professional childcare provider for 10 years and have worked within the Poudre School District for 8 years. I am looking forward to building relationships with students, parents, and staff while creating safe and fun programs! In my free time, you can find me hanging out with my family, restoring old furniture, or playing Pokemon Go!

My Schools: Bacon, Bamford, Linton, Olander, Shepardson, Zach

Karissa grew up in a small town in Washington. She received her Bachelors in English as well as her Masters in Teaching. While living in Philadelphia, PA she found her true passion outside of the traditional classroom. Karissa started working for Before/After school care when she moved to Fort Collins, and absolutely loves it! Outside of work, she enjoys traveling and camping with her family.

My Schools: Beattie, Irish, O'Dea, Putnam, Tavelli, Werner

Nicole is so excited to be part of the Area Manager team. She started with AlphaBEST as a Program Specialist when it first started in Colorado. She is a northern Colorado native and loves the area. Nicole has been working with kids since she can remember but started as a professional in 2007. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her husband, camping, going to live concerts, and spending time with friends and family including traveling with her son and watching him play baseball.

My Schools: Cache La Poudre

Hello! My name is Virginia Simmons and I am thrilled to be part of the amazing team here at AlphaBEST. I started with the company as a Site Director and have loved the amazing connections I have made with the families and students in our care. I have been working in child care since 2011 and it is truly my passion, for me nothing compares to seeing children thrive and providing a safe and happy environment for them. Outside of work I am an avid reader, collector of strange and unusual things, and a cat lady who loves spending time with my fur baby Arnold.

My Schools: Bethke, Lopez, McGraw, Polaris, Timnath, Traut

My name is Emily Jaquez, and I am beyond grateful to be a part of such an amazing organization. I have worked as a childcare professional for the last eight years and could not imagine doing anything else. I love what I do and believe that the impact we make on the lives of families here in Fort Collins is one of the most amazing opportunities. When I’m not at work, I’m reading, singing, and spending time with my family!

My Schools: Bauder, Bennett, Eyestone, Johnson, Kruse, Rice

Meet Your District Manager

Melanie has over 16 years of experience working in before and after school programs. She grew up in a small town in Colorado, and her love for children started when she was still a kid herself, babysitting at 11 years old! She loves working in this field because she gets to see the same kids return to the program year after year.

My Schools: Dunn, Harris, Laurel, and Riffenburgh

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