We are an after school leadership program

Our students range in age from 5 years to 12 years and attend elementary schools.

Positive Ally’s mission is to promote leadership and life skills in young people through academic
reinforcement, organized sports, and extracurricular activities. The 4 life skills we teach are:

  • Communication and Inter-personal Skills
  • Critical Thinking and Decision Making
  • Coping & Self-Management Skills
  • Health and Wellness – learning and practicing the science behind leading a healthy lifestyle

The Three Pillars of our Program are Homework, Organized Sports and Extracurriculars.

Homework Hour

We at Positive Ally are committed to supporting learning by providing quality after school
academic assistance to students. Your child will benefit from:

  • Certified teachers will ensure that students de-mystify any misunderstood or partially
    understood concepts through daily homework guidance.
  • Individualized 30 day study plans which will include academic reinforcement in addition
    to homework assignments from school.
  • Developing good study habits under the watchful eyes of qualified instructors.

Summer is for creating fun memories while learning life skills!

Our summer program is designed to provide enrichment through fun activities while ensuring daily academic
reinforcement to keep your child growing through the summer months.

The program hours are from 8:15am to 5:45pm and consist of:

The summer program offers flexible schedule of full time week or half day week. We do not have any 2 or 3 day options. Half day week has AM and PM options. You have to choose either an AM or a PM option for the entire week and cannot switch between the two during a week. The AM option starts at 8:15 and runs through 1pm and the PM option starts at 1pm and concludes at 5:45pm.

The AM program will have daily extracurricular activity, trip to a local park, and the academic hour. The PM option will have daily field trip.

Our pricing is incentivized toward attending our fulltime program and gets increasingly discounted as you attend more weeks: –

 

program Type No. of Weeks Weekly Tuition Rate Discount* Total Tuition
Half Day Week(AM or PM) Any number $205 N/A $205/wk
Full Day Week 1 $375 0 $375
2 $355 $40 $710
3 $345 $90 $1,035
4 $335 $160 $1,340
5 $325 $250 $1,625
6 $315 $360 $1,890
7 $305 $490 $2,135
8 $295 $640 $2,360
9 $285 $810 $2,565
10 $275 $1,000 $2,750

*The discount is calculated as the difference between your base rate and $375 multiplied by the number of weeks you choose.

CLICK HERE FOR SUMMER SCHEDULE (PDF)

Summer is for creating fun memories while learning life skills!

Our summer program is designed to provide enrichment through fun activities while ensuring daily academic
reinforcement to keep your child growing through the summer months.

The program hours are from 8:15am to 5:45pm and consist of:

The summer program offers flexible schedule of full time week or half day week. We do not have any 2 or 3 day options. Half day week has AM and PM options. You have to choose either an AM or a PM option for the entire week and cannot switch between the two during a week. The AM option starts at 8:15 and runs through 1pm and the PM option starts at 1pm and concludes at 5:45pm.

The AM program will have daily extracurricular activity, trip to a local park, and the academic hour. The PM option will have daily field trip.

Our pricing is incentivized toward attending our fulltime program and gets increasingly discounted as you attend more weeks: –

 

program Type No. of Weeks Weekly Tuition Rate Launch Pricing* Total Tuition
1 Day Camp June 24th N/A $40 for the day $40
Half Day Week(AM or PM) Any number $205 $165/week $165/week
Full Day Week 1 week $375 $300 $300
2 weeks $355 $280 $560
3 weeks $345 $270 $810
4 weeks $335 $260 $1,040
5 weeks $325 $250 $1,250
6 weeks $315 $240 $1,440
7 weeks $305 $230 $1,610
8 weeks $295 $220 $1,760
9 weeks $285 $220 $1,890

*Since this is our first summer in Centerville, Virginia, we are offering steep program launch discounts compared to other locations.

CLICK HERE FOR SUMMER SCHEDULE (PDF)

The following checklist covers 5 areas of our business

These areas are customized academic work, programming, facilities, staffing,
communication and technology. This section is designed to help you compare
Positive Ally to other after school choices in our area. You will understand why
we offer the best in leadership education for elementary after school students.

Question: Will my student get personalized academic reinforcement?

Answer:Yes. At our centers, students have both their own desk space and space hang their backpacks.

Question: How do you decide what work to give my student?

Answer: The first week of your child’s time with us, we give them both a Math and Language Arts assessment for their grade level. The assessment is Common Core aligned so it will have questions similar to what your student is and will be learning in school. It gives us a good idea about what your student already knows and where they need reinforcement, so we’re able to customize work for them each week. Based on the assessment and parent input, we develop an individualized plan of action for each student in math and language arts.

Question: What if I want my student to have different work or focus on a particular subject?

Answer: We are here to work with you and your student, so anytime you have a question, concern or new input about your student’s needs, we can make the needed adjustments. If you wish to send work from home for him / her, we will assist him to complete the same and correct it to provide feedback.

Question: Do you have computers available at each center?

Answer: Yes, each center have enough laptops, Chrome books, or Surfaces available with access to the Internet and ability to print assignments.

Question: Will my student be exposed to organized extracurricular activities?

Answer: Yes! At Positive Ally, we include an incredible array of extracurriculars. In addition to our commitment to academics, we offer students access to 7 extracurricular activities, like theater, musical theater, visual arts,nutrition, destination imagination, public speaking, and science taught by our certified teacher or professional partner. Our students produce amazing work as they learn the techniques behind these art forms!

Question: Are there any other extracurricular offerings?

Answer: Yes! In addition to our programming given above in the previous response, we offer optional Friday electives including keyboarding, software coding and visual arts. These classes are not included in the monthly tuition and cost extra.

Question: Will my student have physical activity during the week?

Answer: Our programming includes physical fitness andorganized team sports for 2 to 3 days a week. Our professional partners teach our students cooperation and leadership skills through team sports, and our students have a great time in the process! We also offer aerobics and yoga throughout the school year to keep our students moving.

Question: How do you regulate and ensure quality programming in your centers?

Answer: We have daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual checklists for different aspects of the program. This ensures a consistent and well defined expectation of the minimum quality requirement for each center. In addition to yearly DEL training and inspections, we have an internal Director of Quality and Training who visits each center regularly for surprise inspections and staff training to ensure that our policies and processes are being followed and to enhance the center experience for students, parents and staff.

Question: Are all Positive Ally centers DEL certified? What does that mean?

Answer: This means we follow Department of Education and Learning (DEL) requirements regarding safety, security, health, hygiene, child development practices, space, student-to-staff ratios, outdoor time, and snacks. All four of our locations have permanent licenses which means that we meet all minimum licensing requirements of DEL in all categories. We regularly pass surprise inspection by DEL!

Question: Are all Positive Ally centers within ten minutes of schools and located right in your neighborhood?

Answer:Yes! And unlike some of our competitors, we drop off our first students before going to the second pick up location so that your student doesn’t spend up to 45 minutes in a van.

Question: Are Positive Ally centers grade specific?

Answer: At our Redmond Ridge location, we have three centers spread across grades k-5. At our Sammamish location, all grades are in one center, but the classroom is divided according to grade.

Question: Does each student have their own space?

Answer: Yes. At our centers, students have both their own desk space and space hang their backpacks.

Question: Are the facilities clean?

Answer: Yes, our centers are cleaned daily. Our vans are cleaned twice weekly.

Question: Are Positive Ally staff trained and certified?

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Answer: Yes, our lead teachers are certified teachers and all staff maintain DEL’s yearly training requirements. Additional internal training is performed on a biannual basis.

Question: Are Positive Ally staff background checked?

Answer: Yes, all of Positive Ally’s staff are fingerprinted and background checked by Department of Early Learning which is a government body in the state of Washington.

Question: What is the student-to-teacher ratio?

Answer: At Positive Ally, we maintain a 10-to-1 ratio for most activities and 8-to-1 ratio for homework hour.

Question: Does Positive Ally regularly communicate with parents?

Answer: Yes! We send weekly newsletters highlighting the upcoming week’s programming and any reminders. We regularly invite parents in for Parent Nights to see student performances. We are available for parent conferences on request and the Lead Teacher meets each parent daily at pickup time.

Question: Does Positive Ally use electronic payment?

Answer: Yes. Online payment, monthly electronic invoices and receipts are all standard and designed to make your life easier.

Question: How does Positive Ally use social media to stay connected with parents?

Answer: We use a secure, invitation-only social media network called Bloomz. Via Bloomz, we provide you real- time updates of our programming activities – including pictures right on your smartphone! Because it’s a secure network, only the other parents in your child’s center can see posts from that center. It’s a great insight to all the amazing things our students are doing at Positive Ally. It’s also a great place to connect with other parents from your student’s center to arrange playdates or exchange note about the new extracurricular activities in the neighborhood, etc.

Question: Does Positive Ally have an easy way for me to mark absences, register for childcare days or update my information?

Answer: We’ve got you covered! Our online Parent Portal makes it easy for you to mark absences and late drop offs, register for childcare days and electives, access forms, edit student information, view contact information for your student’s center, and more. Plus, our mobile site is enabled to let you stay logged in and mark absences (and more!) right from your smart phone.

Question:How do I contact a live person if there is an emergency?

Answer: Each parent gets the cell phone of the Lead Teacher (Director) of the center and you can call her at this number or the center number during regular hours. If there is an emergency outside of our hours of operation, we will still take your call. All Lead Teachers are online via email and generally respond within an hour, and certainly within a day, to your requests.

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