After School Enrichment

Whole Kids After School is our Spanish enrichment program for children in Kindergarten up to 5th grade. Children are welcomed into a warm, safe and loving environment where they continue (or begin) to learn Spanish through hands-on activities and loads of fun in a full immersion environment.

Our program is open to children of all levels, from beginner to fully bilingual. The beauty of an immersion program is that children learn at their own pace. Our teachers will challenge each child at his/her unique ability level.

Program Details

The program runs Monday – Friday from school dismissal to 6:00pm. Although children from all elementary schools and homeschooled students are invited to attend, we are pleased to provide complimentary bus transportation from several local elementary schools (Ashburton, Farmland, Garrett Park, Kensington Parkwood, Luxmanor and Wyngate).

Outdoor Time

As soon as children arrive, they head directly to our playgrounds for some much-needed fresh air, exercise and time with friends.

Snack

Following outdoor play, children enter their large, light-filled classroom to enjoy a healthy, nutritious snack.

Spanish Enrichment

Each week, children work towards Spanish learning goals through the use of “I can” statements, such as “I can say where I went” or “I can describe an object”.

Fun Activities

Children will engage in a wide variety of kid-favorite activities including weekly sports and games (Capture the Flag, kickball, ping-pong and board games), art exploration, STEM projects (taking apart an old printer, testing our Raspberry Pi skills, working with Lego Robotics kits or trying a new trick with Makey Makey) and loads of opportunities for hands-on cooking projects! 

Free Time

After our activity, children are given free time to explore their interests. They can choose from a fun LEGO wall, building center, woodworking area, coding center, art and makerspace, open-ended play area, cozy reading corner, board games and a ping-pong table.

Homework

A designated table is available for children that want or need some quiet space to complete their homework. Counselors are on hand to answer questions or guide children through a challenge.

Communication

We use Brightwheel which is an app that lets our counselors send you updates and photos in real-time about your child’s day. You’ll also receive important information and more photos in our weekly newsletters every Friday.

MCPS Half Days and In-Service Days

We are open on all Montgomery County Public School half days and in-service days, and we provide an option to join us for camp over spring break. On full days, we typically venture out on a pre-planned field trip, and on half days, we often include an in-house field trip or special guest.

Children who attend Whole Kids After School full-time may join us on all half days and in-service days; families are only expected to cover the field trip fee. Part-time and drop-in families are welcome to join us on these special days for an added registration cost plus the field trip fee.

Enrollment Instructions

  1. Please click on the Enrollment Application button below, login or create a new profile and complete the form in Brightwheel.
  2. After a member of our team has reviewed your application, you will receive a link to complete the remaining steps of the enrollment process along with an invoice for the non-refundable $150 activity fee.
  3. Look out for a welcome email from us which will contain bus information and other important details to ensure a smooth start for your child’s first day.
Please note that children may not participate in drop-in days unless they have pre-registered using the Drop-In Form and submitted all required paperwork in advance.