Before and After School
Betterment, Not “Babysit”
Since 1980, At Your School (AYS) before and after school programs have empowered central Indiana families to achieve their full potential by allowing parents to focus on their goals while their children receive the support they need outside of school hours. With the peace of mind knowing their kids are in good hands, parents are able to advance their careers by earning job promotions and academic degrees to help better support their families. Located within the school, we offer a safe space for kids to learn and grow through enriching activities that help them excel academically and develop life skills that help them become well-rounded adults. We provide a pathway for every family to succeed, ensuring AYS FEELS like home for everyone.
Influenced by input from parents and students, program leaders at every AYS site ensure the curriculum is tailored to meet the needs of each community. AYS’ before and after school programs provide a minimum of one staff-led curriculum activity per day. Curriculum is curated from nationally and internationally respected institutions and aligns with state, national, and international standards. Curriculum workshops are held each month to assist youth development leaders in developing enriching and engaging projects and activities in the following areas:
- Outdoor Activities
- Free Play
- Healthy Cooking Projects
- Fitness Tracking
- Special Games
- Comfy Reading Lounges
- Reading Rewards
- Letter Writing Activities
- Read Aloud Programs
- Good Citizenship
- Learning About Different Cultures
- Cooperative Games
- Character Building Activities
Before and After Daily Schedule
7:00am – 7:30am: Snack/Informal Play (Check-in, Prepare for School)
7:30am – School Start: Small Group Time (Enrichment, Literacy, Math)
School End: Informal Play (Check-in, Transition from School)
3:30pm – 4:00pm: Snack/Small Group Time
4:00pm – 4:30pm: Homework/Academic Support*
4:30pm – 5:15pm: Enrichment/Clubs
5:15pm – 6:00pm: Recreational Activities
*Fridays: Homework Support Replaced By Academic Stations
“No School” Day Camps
Our full-day “No School” Day camps are offered in some districts for families when school is out for e-learning, professional development, and Parents In Touch days. These camps are designed to help students with homework assignments and provide them with stimulating activities and games. Learn more about these camps here!
Some AYS school districts host full-day break camps for Fall Break, Winter Break, and Spring Break in select locations. These camps are designed to be fun and engaging programs where kids make new friends and participate in hands-on projects, enrichment activities, and active play time.
AYS operates full-day summer camps for some school districts at select locations each summer. These camps offer memorable field trip experiences, fun weekly themed projects, activities, and games, and academic enrichment that supports kids in combating summer learning loss. Learn more about our summer camps here!
Network of Caregivers
AYS hires staff who have experience and a passion for kids, and complete a drug test, TB test, and several criminal background checks. Staff also receive training in First Aid, CPR, child development, conflict resolution, team building, and safety to ensure your child has a great experience. We maintain relationships with school teachers and parents, so we can relay messages and provide individualized care for every student.
The AYS Way
The AYS Way is a set of characteristics that help children internalize a positive identity and develop more awareness and self-control. AYS staff help children develop the skills needed for each expectation and consistently recognize children who exhibit these characteristics: