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.

Fall Registration is here!

SHADES has a full lineup of exciting expereinces for your child this school year.  Click the enrollment tab to begin the pre-resgistation process.  Remember that your child is not actually registered until you have completed and submitted the fall enrollment forms and paid a registration fee and a deposit.  Enrollment is limited, so call today!  We look forward to seeing you this school year!

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

Knox County Schools Closed
Knox County Schools will be closed on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 due to inclement weather forecast.  Please remember that SHADES of Development is closed when Knox County Schools is closed.  Have a safe day!
January 19, 2016


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November 23, 2015


Lights On Afterschool
We’re gearing up for Lights On Afterschool at SHADES of Development!  Afterschool programs keep kids safe, inspire them to learn and help working families—and Lights On Afterschool shines... Read More
October 22, 2015