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.

Check Out Our Summer Specialty Camps 

SHADES has a full lineup of exciting expereinces for your child this summer.  Check out the Summer Handbook for a complete summer camp rundown, or click on the enrollment tab and select summer for a listing of each camp, enrollment documents and to pre-register online.  Remember that your child is not actually registered until you have completed and submitted the summer camp enrollment forms and paid a registration fee and a deposit.  Enrollment is limited, so call today!  We look forward to seeing you this summer!

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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