AlphaBEST services at PSD schools
COVID-19 outbreak-related impacts on childcare services: Since PSD schools and facilities are closed through the end of the 2019-20 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is unknown when AlphaBEST will move into district facilities to provide services. More information will be shared when available.
AlphaBEST Education offers before- and after-school childcare services to students at PSD schools. AlphaBEST has been providing before and after school programs since 2005. The company serves 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.”
Licensed staff and program
Staff ensure children are safe, engaged and happy. Daily schedules include snacks, homework help, recreation, student-choice clubs, and an hour of enrichment activities such as coding, robotics, art, drama, Spanish, Mandarin, Sign Language, fitness and sports, and more.
AlphaBEST follows the State of Colorado’s staff-to-student ratios, with one staff member to every 15 students. Students are served a daily snack that adheres to U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines and Colorado regulations. Programming will align with each school’s strategic goals.
Hours of operation
• Before-school programs will run 6:30 a.m. until the site school’s first bell Mondays through Fridays.
• After-school programs will operate from the time of a site school’s dismissal until 6 p.m.
• AlphaBEST will align with PSD decisions about opening, delayed start and school closures due to emergencies and inclement weather. AlphaBEST will be closed on most days when PSD is closed. Full-day care will be available on teacher workdays.
Tuition rates and discounts
AlphaBEST has pledged to match or reduce fees that parents were paying with PSD's former before- and after-school childcare service provider. Families who qualify for free or reduced-price meals, active military members and PSD employees are eligible for discounts. Scholarships are available. AlphaBEST also accepts Colorado Child Care Assistance Program, or CCCAP, vouchers and has no limit on the number of CCCAP slots available.