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 Enrollment is Now Open

Please click the enrollment tab and select summer to begin the summer pre-registration process.  

Parent Portal

Be sure to check out the SHADES Parent Portal to pay fees, update contact information, and access receipts.  Existing customers can click  the link to access the Parent Portal.  Remember to use the e-mail address listed on your SHADES paperwork.

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

Thursday, January 18, 2018
Due to extremely cold temperatures and hazardous road conditions in some parts of the county, Knox County Schools will be closed on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Per our contract with Knox County Schools, SHADES will also be closed.  We sure hope we will see everyone on Friday.  We are ready to get back to school!
January 17, 2018


Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Due to continued accumulation and freezing temperatures creating hazardous road conditions, Knox County Schools and Central Office will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Per our contract with Knox County Schools, SHADES will also be closed.  Please stay warm and safe.  We look forward to seeing you when the... Read More
January 16, 2018


Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Based on the weather forecast calling for accumulating snow and decreasing temperatures, and the potential for difficult driving conditions, Knox County Schools and Central Office will... Read More
January 15, 2018