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

Fair Garden Lead PreK Teacher
SHADES is looking for a nurturing and enthusiastic part-time PreK Teacher for our Fair Garden Kindergarten Readiness Extended Day PreK Program.  The hours are from 12:30-5:00pm Monday - Friday.  E-mail Stacey@SHADESofDevelopment.org to apply.
August 31, 2015


Welcome New Hopewell
Welcome New Hopewell Families!  We are super excited to get to know you and your community this school year.  If you are interested in registering for the SHADES of Development - New Hopewell program, please click the enrollment tab to pre-register.  Registration paperwork is almost ready and will be added shortly to the website.
July 08, 2015


Journey of the Noble Gnarble
Please join us on June 12, 2015 at 5:00pm... Read More
June 08, 2015