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Before & After School

Learning and fun continue beyond the school day.

Our before and after school hours are flexible all year round, making it easy for parents to pick-up and drop-off their children. We also offer more than just care by providing enrichment program opportunities. Life can be hectic, and we’re here to accommodate parents’ busy schedules.

Our on-site after school programs offer the convenience of a wide variety of specialized enrichment activities right here on campus. Activities are designed to be both fun and educational.

Our before school program includes:

  • Care beginning at 7:00 a.m.
  • Breakfast
  • Stations:  Building, Open-ended Arts/Crafts, and Large Motor Activites

Our after school programs include:

  • Care until 6:30 p.m.
  • Snack
  • Recess
  • Homework Club
  • S.T.E.A.M. Activities including
    • Science Experiments
    • Coding, Arduinos, Ozobot and more!
    • LEGO Wall
    • Board Games
    • Arts & Crafts
  • Weekly activities in the Technology Lab
  • Group Team Building Games in the Gym
  • Movie Fridays


We are servicing Cowlishaw and May Watts elementary schools in 204 for before and/or after school care.  For more information please call 630-527-0833 or email [email protected].

CAES also offers a variety of on-site Clubs and Enrichments after school, such as karate, dance, soccer, engineering, cooking, yearbook, choir and art club.  We will offer Cooking Club beginning third quarter.  For more information about Sticky Fingers Cooking, click HERE!