Your children deserve to be cared for, nurtured, and educated well beyond the confines of the traditional classroom.

If you are like most parents here in Pierce County, you work well past the end of the school day, which leaves a gap in your child’s care. There’s no need to worry because here in Pierce County, there are plenty of options for your child’s care after school.

Here are a few dynamic after school programs to consider your little ones.

Puyallup Elementary Schools After School Programs

If you children attend Puyallup Elementary, you are in luck because they provide after-school programming on site. The school contracts with a company called Right at School to provide programming for the district, both before and after the school day. The program operates from 6:30 a.m. until morning bell and from dismissal to 6:30 p.m. It also is also open for the district’s weekly late-start Mondays.

 Checking into After School Programs In Pierce County.jpgThe programs are diverse and focus on topics like fitness, geography, history, and culture. They deploy what instructors refer to as a “disguised learning” technique which makes the lessons fun for children, while simultaneously teaching them valuable lessons.

YMCA After School Programs

The YMCA has been providing superior quality after-school programming across the country for decades, and they are one of the most beloved national programs by both students and parents alike. At the YMCA, they focus on safety, health, social growth, and academic enrichment for children ages 5-12.

While attending the YMCA After School Programs, you can rely upon the fact that they will receive hands-on education, at least an hour of physical activity, healthy snacks, academic support, and leadership development. For more information about the programs or to enroll your children call 253-534-7840.

4-H After School

Do your children love animals? Are they happiest when playing outside? The 4-H afterschool program may be the best possible thing for them.The four H’s of the program refer to head, heart, hands, and health. There are chapters of 4-H in just about every county in the country and it is one of the oldest, most respected programs nationwide.

For more information about what you can expect from the program Michael Seiber, 4-H Extension Coordinator (253) 798-3223, or email him at

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Your children deserve the very best options in education, both during and after school. Pierce County is a beautiful county filled with communities that feature some of the best schools and afterschool programs to enrich the lives of your children. It is no wonder that parents are eager to make the move to Pierce County.

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