Before & After School Program

Before & After School Program

The Experience

The Experience

The Chesterfield Branch of Girls For A Change offers two programs during the school year: before and after school enrichment for girls in elementary school, and the same for middle school-age girls. The programs are licensed by the state’s Department of Education, Division of Early Childhood Development and Office of Child Care Licensing to serve children between the ages of six and thirteen. The programs are open to girls in schools throughout Central Virginia, as well as home schoolers. A director and trained counselors with extensive education and experience with young children staff our center, offering a girl-centered program filled with fun and educational activities.

To learn more about this program, read our brochure.

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Hours And Location

Hours And Location

The center is open:
Monday-Friday, 6:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. /
2:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. during the school year

Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. during our 9‑week summer camp

Chesterfield Branch
100 Buford Road
North Chesterfield, VA 23235
804-405-2827

Our Staff

Our Staff

Our dedicated, caring and experienced staff members are the foundation of the Girls For A Change (GFAC) experience for our girls. Every staff member is CPR/First Aid-certified, engages in year-round professional development, has passed a nationwide criminal background check, and has a passion for girl-centered programming and environments.

We Offer

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Homework Assistance
and Tutoring

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Hands-on STEAM Education
(Science, Technology, Engineering,
Arts and Math)

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Sisterhood and
Community Awareness

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Fitness and Nutrition

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Financial Literacy

Extended Days Dinner

We are now offering an option for you to purchase dinner for your child(ren) on extended days (days where there are late programs) through Eat Smart Now

Cost

Cost

Plan TypeCost
Before School Only$65 Weekly
After School Only$85 Weekly
Before and After School$99 Weekly
Drop-In After School Only
(Rate applies up to 3 days a week. Over 3 days is considered full-time—see weekly rate above.
$50 Weekly
Day Pass
Join us on days when school is out or on early-release days
$30

We are pleased to offer a 10% discount for each additional girl in a participant’s immediate family.

Transportation

Transportation

Schools that provide transportation to and from our Girls For A Change— Chesterfield location:

Crestwood Elementary School*
7600 Whittington Drive
Richmond, VA 23225

*Crestwood Elementary School is the ONLY school offering a GFAC before and after school bus stop.

Providence Middle School
900 Starlight Lane
Richmond, VA 23235

J.B Watkins Elementary School
501 Coalfield Road
Midlothian, VA 23114

A.M. Davis Elementary School
415 S. Providence Road
Richmond, VA 23236

Orchard House
500 N Allen Ave,
Richmond, VA 23220

Richmond Prep
4103 Monument Ave,
Richmond, VA 23230

* Other schools may be considered according to demand and location, so if you don’t see your school, please inquire.

Scholarship Information

Scholarship Information

GFAC strongly believes that no girl should be denied an opportunity to attend a program due to lack of funds; however, we ask every effort be made by each applicant and their family to “earn their own way.” Sliding-scale tuition or full scholarships are available for girls currently in 1st grade through 8th grade living in the Bon Air district of Chesterfield County, Virginia.

To apply for sliding-scale tuition, a parent, guardian, teacher or concerned friend of a girl must send a completed scholarship application explaining the circumstances leading to the need for reduced tuition.

All approved tuition-reduced recipients will be notified in August for the upcoming school year, and in late April for summer programs.

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*** In order to be considered for a scholarship, Before and After School Program and Scholarship Applications must be completed and $50 application fee must be paid. ***

Before & After School Program Application