Poudre, CO


2022-2023 Registration is Open



Click the Links Below for Summer 2022 Information


Summer Camp

Bridge Camp

S.O.L. Wraparound Camp

Teen Camp

Adventure Camp


2022/2023 Weekly Rates

Before School

1 day/week     $12.00

3 days/week     $30.00

5 days/week     $50.00

After School

1 day/week     $18.00

3 days/week     $51.00

5 days/week     $85.00


10-Visit Drop-in Punch Pass

Full Day Holiday Care

Full Week Holiday Care

Daily Rate (Before)

Daily Rate (After)

Unscheduled Drop-In Daily Fee

Annual Registration Fee
1 Student - $55.00

Annual Registration Fee
2+ Students - $65.00

Sibling Discount 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: 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

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

Lee Christy

[email protected]         (970) 216-0527
My Schools:  Bacon, Harris, Kruse, Laurel, Linton, Shepardson, Werner, & Zach

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!

Melanie Duncan

[email protected]                (970) 216-1730
My Schools:  Bamford (2021), Bennett, Bethke, Lopez, McGraw, Riffenburgh, Timnath,  & Traut

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.  "It is such an honor and a privilege to help raise the next generation of youth. The children serve as a reminder of what's truly important, laughing, having fun, and making this day the best one possible."

Karissa Hutchison

[email protected]                    (970) 219-1242
My Schools: Dunn, Eyestone, Irish, O'Dea, Polaris, Putnam, Rice, & Tavelli

Karissa grew up in the small town of Washougal, WA. She received her Bachelors in English as well as her Masters in Teaching in Portland, OR. 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! Karissa and her husband, Shawn, live in Fort Collins. Most summer weekends you can find them camping in the mountains! They do not have kids yet, but they have their precious kitty, Sherman, who is the most spoiled.

Lucy Nuremberg

[email protected]                (970) 216-0864
My Schools: Bauder, Beattie, Cache La Poudre, Johnson, Livermore, Olander, Red Feather, & Stove Prarie

Hello! My name is Lucy Nuremberg and I am excited to work in Poudre School District as an AlphaBEST Area Manager. I enjoy building relationships with schools, families, and students.  I’ve loved living in Fort Collins for the past 7 years. During this time, I graduated with my Bachelors in Human Development and Family Studies with a Concentration in Intervention and Prevention Sciences. When I’m not working, I enjoy reading, paddle boarding, camping in Estes or Red Feather, biking, and spending time with friends.