AfterCare Plus FAQ


Updated for the 2019-20 school year

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Where can I find the program flyer?

A. A pdf version of the Bell school flyer can be found here

If you can't view pdf files, please click here

Q. Are drop-in days available?

A. Yes, drop-in days are available for all Bell students, even those not registered for aftercare. Drop-in days are reasonably priced at $25, and drop-in day packs (includes 12 drop-ins) are available for $249. To start using drop-in days, please create an AfterCare Plus account or call us at 773-761-KIDS for assistance.

Q. Do you offer a sibling discount?

A. Yes, we do, and it's even better for 2019-20! Make sure to add all of your Bell children to your ACP account before starting to register, and our system will now automatically credit all of your registrations with an ongoing 10% sibling discount. We reserve the right to restrict eligibility for the 10% sibling discount, remove it where not appropriate, or to cancel it for future registrations at our discretion.

If you have any questions about the sibling discount, or would also like to apply for a partial scholarship, please let us know by calling us at 773-761-KIDS or by using our secure online contact form. We want to be a partner in your child's education, and we will try to help however we can.

Q. Does AfterCare Plus pricing include both aftercare and enrichment?

A. Yes it does! AfterCare Plus pricing includes quality aftercare, homework support, and a variety of free, engaging enrichment activities for every child, every school day:

  • Grade-level activities aligned with school goals
  • Kid-friendly creative design (arts and crafts) projects
  • LEGO designing, building, and engineering
  • Coding, robotics, and electronics projects
  • Animation and video game creation activities
  • Engaging chess instruction and challenges
  • Technology activities and access
  • Social interaction and activities
  • Outdoor fitness and fun time
  • And much, much more!

Q. Is your program open to middle school students?

A. Yes, AfterCare Plus is a great destination for middle school students! Middle school students enrolled in our program are provided with enhanced homework support and engaging activities appropriate for their grade level and interests.

Q. Where can I find pricing for AfterCare Plus?

A. Bell school pricing for 2019-20:

Q. Can I change the attendance days, or the number of days each week?

A. Yes, you may change your child’s scheduled attendance days whenever you’d like. From your AfterCare Plus account, click on your child’s registration and select change attendance days. Changes take effect immediately.

You can increase or decrease the number of attendance days at any time. Click on your child’s registration in your AfterCare Plus account, and our online system will offer you the option to increase or decrease registration days at the end of your current term (month or quarter). A new payment plan will be created and prorated based on your choices, and payment dates will generally not change.

If you need to increase or decrease registration days during the current term (month, quarter, or annual), simply contact us and we will process the request for you. It's important to note that parents can cancel AfterCare Plus at any time and not be billed further, but a reduction in days effective during the current term is not eligible for a credit or refund. This is because we must allocate resources (staff, hands-on project materials, etc.) based on projected enrollment, and these costs can get expensive. However, if you are experiencing a hardship or have special circumstances, just let us know and we will do what we can to help.

Q. Where will you be located at Bell?

A. Our staff office is located next to the security desk at Bell's main entrance. We monitor the main entrance doors from 3:30pm to 6:00pm daily, as all children should be picked up at the school's main entrance (Door 1 on Oakley Avenue). Our onsite administrators are accessible to parents every afternoon by text message; we always try to accomodate special circumstances and requests!

Q. When will Fall 2019 after-school elective registration open?

A. There's a lot of preparation required to ensure that Bell continues to offer a variety of top-notch after-school programming. We plan to invite some of your child's favorite after-school electives back to Bell to continue their offerings, as well as add a few new providers that we believe will add value to our program.

Registration for Fall electives will open on August 5th. All registration will be done through the AfterCare Plus website. Parents interested in Fall electives should set up an AfterCare Plus account as soon as possible. This will help to make sure you are updated about the electives, registration information, and promotions that may apply. Click here to create an AfterCare Plus account.

Q. Is AfterCare Plus hiring?

A. Yes, we are! Please click here for more infromation.