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After School Guide

School is back in session, which means it is time to pick a great after school program. Rather then sending your kids home to an empty house, check out some of these amazing options that can keep your kids moving and get the motivated to learn new things.

Click on the name of your county to see the best after school locations in your area:

Hillsborough
Pinellas
Polk
Pasco
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Hillsborough

Aquacamps
813-273-4000, www.flaquarium.org
The Florida Aquarium offers an exciting after school program for children grades K-5th and runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students will get to experience animal encounters, tour the aquarium, and when weather permits enjoy some fun in the sun at the Explore A Shore! Aquacamps run on the Hillsborough county school schedule and offer free early drop off and late pick up. Lunch and snacks are not included in the price of the camp, visit the Florida Aquarium’s website for more details!

The Centre for Girls
The Centre for Girls offers girls, ages 5-14, a stimulating after-school experience that won’t break the bank.  Girls can choose from a wide variety of arts and enrichment classes, including ceramics, painting, drawing, cooking, gardening, sewing, and crafts.  Our hours are Monday 2-6 p.m., TuesdayFriday 3-6 p.m. and girls have time for homework, snack and free-play before class starts at 4:30 p.m.  Classes are $10 per day.  Financial aid is available to those who qualify.   Please visit C4G’s website for more information and to register!

Child Care Resource and Referral (Early Learning Coalition)
813-515-2340, www.elchc.org
This is a great resource offered by the Early Learning Coalition to help parents find after school child care. Contact the resource center via phone or email Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m- 4:45 p.m. The ELC of Hillsborough County also offers a variety of programs for Pre-K students. To find more information about the ELC or their Child Care Resource visit the website.

Corbett Preparatory School of IDS
813-961-3087, www.corbettprep.com
Corbett Prep offers extended day care for students that attend IDS. The aftercare program begins when school ends and divides children’s time between homework, and play time outside when weather permits. Kids will also enjoy exploring Corbett Prep’s beautiful campus as they learn.

Frank Rey Dance Studio
813-933-9321, www.frankreydancestudio.net
This Carrollwood studio offers a wide variety of dance styles and has more than 56 years of experience between their highly qualified instructors. Children will learn how to master styles of dance while gaining confidence with the help of the tight-knit dance family. For more information about the Frank Rey Dance Studio, the instructors, or the curriculum schedule visit their website!

Glazer Children’s Museum
813-443-3861, www.glazermuseum.org
The Glazer Children’s Museum hosts a variety of Camp Connect programs depending on the season. The Fall session runs from Nov 23-25 and teaches children about different Thanksgiving and autumn traditions. Children will get to enjoy a ton of crafting, creating, and celebrating during this awesome after school program!

Hillsborough County Public Schools
813-272-4000, www.sdhc.k12.fl.us
If you’re looking for a program for your student to attend near or at their school take a look at Hillsborough County’s Public School website. There you can find hundreds of programs that cater to every child’s need whether it be a tutoring program, chess club, or after school sport. These programs are fee-based and are approved by the school district.

KinderCare
813-754-5264, www.kindercare.com
KinderCare’s unique early learning program ensures children will have educational experiences through play. The programs combines learning and fun through their belief that everything that happens in the classroom is part of the curriculum. KinderCare offers before and after school programs for children ages 3-12 and the type of program varies by age group.

Lowry Park Zoo
813-935-8552, www.lowryparkzoo.org
Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo hosts a unique Zoo School for children ages four and under during the school year. Through this program children will have the amazing opportunity to meet some of the animals, learn zoological facts, and tour the number one family zoo in the country! For information on prices, and extended care check out the zoo’s website.

Mary Jo’s
813-969-0240, www.mjpaa.com
Mary Jo’s studio will offer a twelve week session called Creative Movement for children of all ages (experience determines class placement). Dancers will learn the fundamentals of dance, basic rhythmic skills, and pre-ballet. Children with more experience can enroll in classes that are a little more challenging or are a different style of dance. Prices and times vary on class intensity and are listed on Mary Jo’s website.

MOSI
813-987-6000, www.mosi.org
The Museum of Science and Industry has the perfect environment for stimulating learning and creative thinking! Children can attend MOSI’s aftercare program on week days and will participate in recreational games, outdoor activities, and guided tours! The program workers also offer homework assistance and snacks are provided. To learn more about prices and time visit MOSI’s website.

Musical Arts Piano Conservatory
813-294-1348, www.musicalartspianoconservatory.com
The piano is a great instrument for children to learn so they can develop an ear for pitch and learn how to read sheet music. The Musical Arts Piano Conservatory offers lessons for children of all ages and can help them grow as musicians from an early age. Best of all, your kids will learn from a master pianist who will help them foster a love for this incredible instrument.

Patel
813-229-7827, www.strazcenter.org
If your child is a bit of a ham, or has some interest in acting and performing, check out the Patel Conservatory’s after school program! Children in grades 2-8 can enroll in a musical theater class that will teach them basic terminology and techniques for being on the big stage. Class times vary and are usually grouped by skill level and age.

Primrose School of Tampa
813-876-1000, www.primroseschools.com
If you’d like your child to have a well-rounded after school program then Primrose’s Explorers Club is a perfect fit! The program is divided into several different categories with focuses on technology, guided homework assistance, and multiple applied arts. The classes are catered to children ages 5-12 and prices vary by class type.

YMCA After School Care
www.tampaymca.org
Visit a Tampa Metro YMCA to find the perfect after school care option for your family. Many locations offer tutoring, crafting, swim lessons, and a number of classes ranging from the arts to karate! To find a YMCA near you and check out the programs they offer, visit their website.

Pinellas

Gulf Coast Dancenter
727-581-0044, www.glufcoastdancenter.com
The Gulf Coast Dancenter will be starting its 5th dance season and offer lessons in a wide variety of dance styles for children. Children as young as two can start their dance career at the Dancenter and classes are available for all age groups (placement based on ability). Private lessons are also available throughout the week, for more details visit their website.

Montessori By The Sea
727-360-7621, www.montessori-by-sea.org
This private non-profit school is available for children ages 3-9 and is minutes away from Pass-a-Grille Beach! Your child will explore the environment around the school as well as learn about the natural ecosystems that make Florida the beautiful state we love. Classes vary by age group and information about the classes can be found online.

Pinellas County Public Schools
727-588-6000, www.pcsb.schoolwires.net
If you’re looking for a program for your student to attend near or at their school take a look at Pinellas County’s Public School website. There you can find hundreds of programs that cater to every child’s need whether it be a tutoring program, chess club, or after school sport. These programs are often fee-based and are approved by the school district.

Tampa Bay Turners
727-328-8500, www.tampabayturners.com
After school is the perfect time to tumble and a spectacular time to swim! Tampa Bay Turners offers recreational classes for boys and girls ages 3-14 with different programs catered to specific age groups. The facility also boasts a full sized lap pool and offers swimming lessons for all ages. Whether your child is a beginner or a pro, this after school option is perfect.

YMCA After School Care
www.ymcasuncoast.org
Suncoast YMCA offers a huge variety of aftercare programs for children of all ages. Many locations offer tutoring, crafting, swim lessons, and a number of classes ranging from the arts to karate! To find a YMCA near you and check out the programs they offer, visit their website.

Polk

Polk County Public Schools
863-534-0500, www.polk-fl.net
If you’re looking for a program for your student to attend near or at their school take a look at Pinellas County’s Public School website. There you can find hundreds of programs that cater to every child’s need whether it be a tutoring program, chess club, or after school sport. These programs are often fee-based and are approved by the school district. 

Pasco

Pasco County Public Schools
813-794-2000, www.pasco.k12.fl.us
If you’re looking for a program for your student to attend near or at their school take a look at Pinellas County’s Public School website. There you can find hundreds of programs that cater to every child’s need whether it be a tutoring program, chess club, or after school sport. These programs are often fee-based and are approved by the school district. To find a program suited for your child in a convenient location visit the website above!

Seal Swim School
813-991-7946, www.sealswimschool.com
Learning how to swim is an important skill for children to have, especially in the Sunshine State! Enroll your child in one of Seal Swim School’s after school classes that range from newborns to adults. The school offers both group and private classes and teaches children pool safety.

Young Rembrandts
727-376-6365, www.youngrembrandts.com
If your child has an artistic streak a class with Young Rembrandts is the perfect fit! These weekly classes are designed for children in preschool through sixth grade and will teach them professional drawing techniques in a fun, stimulating environment. Classes vary by location and experience, for more details visit their websites.

Various Locations

Kumon
813-831-9495, www.kumon.com
If your child needs some extra help this year with math and reading Kumon offers tutoring programs after school. Some concepts can be tough for kids to tackle on their own, so Kumon provides and enriching environment with well-trained tutors that will help your child succeed. Classes are offered Monday- Thursday from 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., information about pricing and locations are available online.

Sylvan Learning
813-926-4009, www.sylvanlearning.com
The Sylvan Learning company offers tutoring for students from elementary to high school levels. The tutors make the study sessions exciting by offering students prizes and interactive lessons on iPads. Sylvan prides itself on the level of expertise their tutors have and offer help in a wide range of subjects.

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