About 21st Century Kids LLC
21st Century Kids LLC is a recognized leader in STEAM after-school programs. We also consult and
train educators across the United States on implementing robotics and STEAM
curriculum in their classrooms, after-school programs, and regional robotics competitions.
With our AfterCare Plus offering, we have decided to provide many of our after-school enrichment offerings
at no cost to every child. We know aftercare can be expensive, which often limits the ability of parents
to be able to afford our after-school programs. We are now partnering with schools to provide a better
aftercare experience, aligned with school learning objectives, at a cost competitive with lesser offerings.
Give us a try and see for yourself!
The AfterCare Plus™ experience
AfterCare Plus provides a robust, quality after-school experience at a reasonable price.
In addition, AfterCare Plus offers free STEAM enrichment activities to all children enrolled in the program.
Registering for AfterCare Plus is simple and convenient. Parents can register their children at any time, and cancel at any time.
There are no hidden charges or fees, and prorations are applied automatically*.
* Prorations are applied based on the program start date you select. You may cancel on our website at any time prior to your next scheduled payment date, and you will incur no further charges.
No refunds are issued for previous payments. If you don't cancel before your scheduled payment date, you may be liable for the payment as previously scheduled.
Sample AfterCare Plus schedule*
- 3:15 - 3:30: Gather, snack and social time
- 3:30 - 4:30: Enrichment activities (paid/free)**
- 4:30 - 5:00: Outdoor fitness and fun time***
- 5:00 - 5:30: Study, homework, and tech time****
- 5:30 - 6:00: Collaborative activities and projects
* Subject to change based on enrollment and resources
** External providers pick up and drop off at our location
*** Weather/circumstances permitting (school events, etc)
**** Quiet, supported homework area is always available
Social interaction and activities
Social interaction and collaboration are important parts of the AfterCare Plus experience. We recognize that
the after-school setting provides a unique opportunity for friendships to develop and grow, and for children to
learn about others in a diverse setting. As such, children are provided both structured and informal opportunities
to interact with and learn from others on an ongoing basis.
Healthy snack breaks
After a long day at school, a short break and a quick snack are a great way to relax and recharge
before starting after-school activities. Whether enjoying a snack brought from home, provided by the school,
or offered by AfterCare Plus, children are encouraged to take a few minutes to reenergize and prepare for more learning.
Outdoor fitness and fun time
Children benefit from outdoor play and exercise time, especially after sitting indoors for the entire school day.
With AfterCare Plus, our staff monitors outdoor play periods, while organizing outdoor activities that
ensure all children have the opportunity to play and participate.
When inclement weather or school events preclude the opportunity to play outside, children are encouraged
to participate in indoor actvities promoting fun and fitness.
Homework help and standardized test prep
Our partnership with your child's school is truly focused on ensuring educational success for all AfterCare Plus
participants. We take every child's education seriously, and we want to help children who are struggling, as well as those
desiring to master advanced concepts.
Homework help is available throughout the afternoon in a quiet, supported homework area. Our staff meets with children
to help develop daily homework strategies, prioritizing homework while ensuring opportunity to participate in activities of interest.
Children may also participate in kid-friendly game shows and challenges that help them prepare for standardized testing.
Technology activities and access
Educational technology is an essential component of learning in the 21st century.
Our staff has expertise in working with a variety of educational technologies.
Children in our program are provided with opportunity to benefit from shared technology usage in the after-school setting,
and guidance to use that technology to enhance classroom learning, as well as develop new tech skills.
Creative projects and activities
Creative activities are an integral part of AfterCare Plus. Creative arts can help make STEAM learning fun,
and many children enjoy customizing and personalizing
creative projects and activities to make connections to complicated learning concepts,
and as a way to demonstrate successful learning.
Free STEAM enrichment activities
With your AfterCare Plus membership, your child will get quality aftercare plus free 21st Century Kids enrichment acttivies,
including but not limited to:
- LEGO designing, building, and engineering
- Coding, robotics, and electronics projects
- Animation and video game creation activities
- Engaging chess instruction and challenges
- Grade-level activities aligned with school goals
- Kid-friendly arts and crafts projects