SISD Announces New Partnership in After-School Care
AlphaBest to Provide Innovative, Curriculum-Based Licensed Care
New Parent Introductory Meeting Set For Tuesday, May 28 at 5:30 p.m.
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SISD is excited to announce that beginning in the fall of 2019, AlphaBest Education will provide after-school care for Sunnyvale students in grades PK-5. After-school services will be provided from directly after school until 6:00 p.m. each evening.
Parents who are interested in hearing more about this new service for SISD students should plan to attend an introductory meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28 at SES.
“AlphaBest is licensed by the state of Texas and provides high-quality childcare services that include homework support and exposure to world languages, STEM, arts, and wellness,” Assistant Superintendent Christi Morgan said. “AlphaBest staff members receive training in child development, behavior, and the AlphaBest curriculum.”
AlphaBest Education is a fully licensed, extended-day care provider which operates directly out of the familiar environment of the child’s school district. At SISD, AlphaBest will be located at the Intermediate School, with elementary students who utilize this program riding the bus there each afternoon. Schools in the Metroplex such as Frisco ISD, Aubrey ISD, Wylie ISD and others are also partners of AlphaBest Education.
“AlphaBest is a program that runs smoothly, independently and provides our district’s children with purposeful and meaningful activities in a secure environment during the critical after-school hours,” Frisco ISD Facilitator of Special Projects Sally Turner said.
Sunnyvale PTA will continue to offer supplemental programs for students, which will be announced in the fall.
“AlphaBest fills a much-needed gap in our community,” PTA President Melanie Meinhardt said. “Having a company with such a great track record on campus is a win for working parents. AlphaBest believes that after school is still a great time to inject learning and character building. AlphaBest sends their employees through a tough interview and training process and keep only the best”.
AlphaBest provides an innovative curriculum-based approach to after-school programming which is centered around “Learning Zones.” These zones integrate hands-on learning that is familiar to students, such as: STEM, World Languages and Culture, Arts and Entertainment, Fitness and Wellness, and the Maker Movement. Students are also offered help with their homework and provided a healthy snack, as well.
“Having seen this program in action, I am excited about the partnership that we will be forming,” intermediate principal Sara Staley said. “The extended enrichment lessons in STEM and drama, for example, will be an engaging extension of what our students are learning in the classroom.”
Parents may begin registering their child for the 2018-2019 now! For more information, please visit www.sunnyvaleisd.com/alphabest.