SHADES of Development believes that children and families have the right to participate in after-school programs that support their beliefs, values and goals. SHADES programs are concerned about the whole child. Therefore, SHADES of Development is diligent in learning about the goals families, schools and communities share for the children in each of our after-school site locations. We realize that each family, school and community is unique and should be celebrated for that uniqueness.

Summer Theme Surveys are out!

We need your input!  Please complete the 2017 SHADES Summer Theme Survey to let us know what themes most interest you for the summer.  We want your feedback regardless of your plans this summer.  We appreciate your input in helping us make theme decision for Summer 2017!
2017 Summer Theme Survey Link

Stay Informed

  • Be sure to click the "News" tab to read about upcoming and past events.
  • Click the "Curriculum" tab to access the SHADES Events Calendar.  The SHADES Events Calendar has details about days that SHADES is open or closed, weekly themes throughout the school year and the summer and any special events happening at SHADES.  Our goal is to help keep you informed about past, present and future events at SHADES.   
  • Remember to check your parent mailbox each day

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Latest News

Closed for Illness
Knox County Schools has closed school on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 7 & 8, 2017.  This decision was made to help recover the health of the many students and teachers that are ill.  Unfortunately, SHADES of Development will also be closed as the school is scheduled to be deep cleaned and sanitized during... Read More
February 06, 2017


Mid-Winter Break
Happy Holidays!  During the mid-winter school break SHADES will be closed from December 23rd - January 2nd.  SHADES will be open from 7:00-am to 6:00pm January 3rd - 6th at New Hopewell, Powell and Karns.  School resumes on January 9th.
December 09, 2016


Celebrating Lights on Afterschool
Hundreds of... Read More
October 20, 2016