Frequently Asked Questions


When does Beyond the BASICS before/aftercare begin and end?

The Program will begin on the first day of school and close on the last day of school. Before care is 7am-8:20am. Aftercare is 3:40pm-6pm and from 1:10pm- 6pm on Fridays and half days. .

What is the pricing for Beyond the BASICS before/aftercare?

  • All families pay a one time $75 registration fee.

  • Full time beforecare rates are $48 for August and $155 September to June. Automatic electronic billing is required for these rates.

  • Full time aftercare rates are $152 for August and $484 September to June. Automatic electronic billing is required for these rates.

  • Drop in rates are $28 on Monday- Thursday and $40 for half days and Fridays. A late fee of $5 is applied to drop in requests made after 2pm on Monday -Thursday and 12pm on half days and Fridays.

What does a typical day look like?

Sample Schedule for Beforecare:

7am-8:20am- check-in, reading, coloring, yoga/stretching/meditation

Sample Daily Schedule for Aftercare:  Sample Friday Schedule for Aftercare: 

3:40 - 4:10pm- check-in, snack, and leisure choice 1:10 - 1:30pm- check-in and leisure choice  

4:10 - 4:30pm- Social skills lesson and fun activity 1:30 - 2:30pm- Social skills lesson

4:30 - 5:30pm- Outdoor play* 2:30 - 3:00pm- Snack

5:30 - 6:00pm – Homework or Reading Time 3:00 - 4:00pm- Social skills activity

4:00 - 4:30pm: Movement Lesson/Break

4:30 - 5:30pm- Outdoor play

5:30 - 6:00pm – Homework/ Reading time

How do I receive child care Subsidy Vouchers?

To apply, visit the Child Care Services Division offices are located at 1207 Taylor St NW Phone# (202) 704-2345 with walkins Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 7:30a- 3:30p and 4001 S Capitol St SW Phone# (202) 645-4525 with walk-ins available from 8:15a- 3:30p. We are listed under our base company name BASICS ABA Therapy, LLC. Be prepared to show documentation to verify employment/income, training/schooling, relationship and residence. Documents should be original and current within 30 days of application. Additional contract required. Co-payments may apply. Click to see our Voucher Information sheet.

How does Beyond the BASICS operate when there are school closing and inclement weather?

The program closes when Bridges PCS closes or when DCPS cancels afternoon activities. These include holidays, winter and spring breaks and weather related closures. *We attempt to go out in all-weather but exceptions are made for very rainy, very hot, or very cold days.

What does inclusion look like in the aftercare setting?

No student at Bridges will be turned away from the program because of special needs. The aftercare program will be focused on social interactions and play. We will teach a social skills lesson each day that will benefit all children. Then we will practice the skill throughout the day. Play time will be facilitated so that everyone is participating and included. See Parent handbook for more details or click on the link to your right.

Will snacks be provided during aftercare?

Snacks will be provided by Bridges. Please ensure we are aware of any food allergies. We are a junk free food program. Students are not permitted to eat outside of snack time.

Are outside providers allowed to provide services during aftercare?

Outside therapists are encouraged to come and support their students in the Aftercare. Outside therapists must follow all Beyond the BASICS policies including completion of a background check and our outside providers form.

When is tuition due for Beyond the BASICS and how much is it?

Tuition is due on the 1st business of the month via ACH or credit/debit card. Late fees are applied on the 5th business day of the month.