After School Program
“All instructors are very caring and loving, encouraging and supportive.” – G.H. Parent
The After School Program at Creative Roots meets the learning and social/emotional needs of elementary and middle school-age kids and their families. We offer arts-based activities, instruction and opportunities for creative self-expression, exploration and discovery in a safe and nurturing environment. Kids come to Creative Roots for after school care, specialty programs, help with homework, outdoor play and art studio time. After pick up, we offer a healthy snack, followed by creative activities and relaxing time with friends. Throughout the week, Creative Roots offers opportunities for art instruction including: Sculpture, Textiles and Fiber Arts, Puppetry and Plays, Fine Art Studio and a study of Famous Artists. Each week, we offer Kids’ Mindfulness & Yoga. See below for programs offered throughout the year, including after school and days off from school programs. Our afterschool and Days Off From School follows the PPS school calendar. If your child attends another school, please contact us for additional dates and times.
At Creative Roots we strive to offer a safe and nurturing environment which will support kids in the development of critical social-emotional skills and leadership development. Social skills include the development of: self-awareness, empathy, resilience, integrity, and more. Our new and unique program, the Friend’s Zone®, offers kids and families the opportunity to connect and receive support throughout all of our programs at Creative Roots.
We are so grateful to have been nominated as a Totally Awesome Award Finalist for the 2016 Red Tricycle Awards!
2:15-2:30 – Chapman Pick-up
2:30pm-2:45pm – Healthy Snack
2:45-3:30 – Art-Based Activities and Choice Stations (Homework, Games, Puzzles, etc.)
3:30-4:00 – Outdoor Play
4:00pm-5:00pm – Arts & Yoga Enrichment Programs
5:00-5:45 – Group Games & Open Studio
6:00pm – Final Pick-Up
Kids are picked up from Chapman Elementary School, come by bus to the Chapman bus stop from Access Academy and Sylvan Middle School, or meet us at Creative Roots. Kids who come for the after school program come between 2:30pm and 4pm and stay until our pick ups times at 4pm, 5pm or 6pm. You choose the time which works best for your family. Private tutoring is also available at an additional charge.
Cost (Monthly Rates, 5 days/week)
Sept-June, 2:15-4pm – $370/month
Sept-June, 2:15-5pm – $435/month
Sept-June, 2:15-6pm – $580/month
Special rates are available for families who sign up for afterschool and days off from school camps, please click on the registration button below for cost and more details.
Reserve your child’s space for the 2019-2020 school year.
Days Off From School
No School Art Days at Creative Roots offer opportunities for kids to come for a one day of camp or a series of camps. Cost: $80/day. Click here for more information.
“We’ve had wonderful experiences with Monique and the staff. Patient, warm and creative, they foster a very nurturing environment for our kids.” – Creative Roots Parent
“Creative Roots has been a great program for our son. He loves making friends with new kids in the program, and the activities allow him to explore different aspects of his creativity. I would recommend Creative Roots to anyone who is looking for an after school program that is safe and structured and puts the kids needs first. We’ve had a great experience and will be sending our daughter too when she goes to school.” – D.B., Parent
“I love the calm, nurturing atmosphere of Creative Roots, the awesome teachers and the creative projects. My son has been taking part in programs here for two years and plans on another year!” –L.C., Parent
“We’re very happy to have found you!” – Creative Roots Parent
“For anyone who doesn’t know Creative Roots and Monique, I give her programs my highest recommendation. We have worked together through the years and her and her staff are smart, fun, passionate, and really engaging. Monique and her team weave the arts and play into all of the other learning and fun, and she and her team have the skills and experience to help young people really grow during the camps and other programs, including after school programs.” – Rick Reynolds, Educator and Founder of ShareOregon and Engaging Every Student
“Both Heidi and Leslie are the most loving, caring and patient people I have ever seen.” – Creative Roots Parent
“My daughter looks forward to coming every week and is always in good spirits when I pick her up. This program has been extremely helpful for my schedule and everyone we’ve met there are great people. We look forward to seeing you next school year!” – Creative Roots Parent
“My daughter loves all the instructors here and enjoys her time with other kids in the program. She’s been doing so much art work, which I think has helped develop her creative potential. The instructors are also very loving and caring people. Vivian has received so much love and help from them and is learning to love and help back”. – Creative Roots Parent