Before and After School Program

Innovation Learning

A Balanced Approach

Our leadership team consists of educators who are also parents that understand skills associated with an “innovative mindset” have a very high correlation with improved academic outcomes. We believe that such skills should be taught and practiced in a fun and exciting way, and our approach is a balanced one, offering the District a variety of choices when it comes to teaching the skills associated with Innovation. Our full-service program marries traditional features of before and after school programs, such as a focus on child safety, program licensing, snack, and the inclusion of a play-based curriculum, with a 21st Century twist. Each day offers a variety of different activities that fall into one of these four categories:

Academic Support

Licensed teachers not only check for accuracy and completion of homework, but also possess the expertise to ensure student understanding. Parents love that their child can complete their homework before pick-up. This ensures that families can spend more quality time together, and that teachers see positive impact in the classroom the next day.

Recreation and Physical Fitness

Students need opportunities to get out and move! The Innovation Learning recreation component helps students have fun with fitness and build critical social skills. Schools can choose from various program elements such as our Discovery Play, Fun Fitness, and Daily SWITCH programs to engage students in simulations, role-play, sports, and games. By providing eclectic opportunities, we offer a program that children embrace and want to attend.

STEM Learning

Our STEM curriculum has been designed and developed by our experienced STEM Team. Together they have created a fun and engaging experience that serves to enhance STEM concepts and skills associated with innovation in a way that children enjoy and love. The result is Innovation Stations, a program that bridges the digital divide for students who might not have regular access to technology but also offers those that do have access an opportunity to use technology in new and different ways.


Research proves that PLAY is a powerful tool to engage students in 21st Century Skills. With this in mind, we integrate play elements throughout our entire program and provide special attention to this process through various program elements, such as our Free Play and TINKER Time. All our Play Periods include supervised structured and unstructured time for students to use their imagination to learn, practice and incorporate creativity, communication, collaboration, and critical thinking skills into their everyday life.

Design Thinking

Based on human-centered design theory and the engineering design process, we challenge our students to become better at empathizing, asking questions, ideating, prototyping, and testing their ideas so that they understand and believe that all problems can be solved. By introducing this mindset of curiosity, bias towards action, reframing, mindfulness of process, and radical collaboration, we can empower them to solve both their daily problems and problems facing their community.   

“Innovation Learning is an extended learning provider that offers the children in their care more than just a safe place to be after school. Their philosophy is to provide students a true extension of their school day in a fun, creative way.”


The Innovation Learning Day

Our program has been designed to promote active participation while helping children to experience increased control of their own learning. Over decades as career educators, we have crafted the ideal framework that marries structured programming, research based and skill-building methods with adaptable, creative frameworks that allow children to become innovators.

We offer a flexible format, so students can make choices about what and how they learn during their before and after school program. Coupled with the training we provide to our staff, teaching them to act as learning facilitators, our programs better position students for success.

Connected Learning Partner

Our tailored approach to a District and individual schools ensures we will become a connected partner and an extension of your school day.

Online Enrichment

We partner with high-quality enrichment providers to offer virtual enrichment opportunities that keep students engaged and motivated. Contact us to learn more!

Program & Curriculum

We offer a flexible format, so schools and parents can make choices about what components of our program they want to use.

What They're Saying...

  • “We love the creative projects they work on, seeing the staff work with the kids not just on their homework but taking it further and going above and beyond to work with the kids on their basic skills, communication, presentation, creative thinking, etc. They’re learning and having fun!“

    - Parent at Eagle Heights Elementary, Missouri

  • “Wonderful staff!!! The BEST program we have used!!! Thank you, EVERYONE!!!!”

    - Parent at Ridgeline Academy, Arizona

  • “I really enjoy the staff! They help with my child’s needs and concerns. I highly recommend Innovation Learning!”

    - Parent at ALA San Tan Valley, Arizona

  • “The staff is awesome! I love how they do so many activities with the students. They are never bored. My children always get mad they have to leave for home when we pick them up. This shows how the program is wonderful and the staff as well. Such a nice group of people.”

    - Parent at St. Patrick Catholic School, Illinois

  • “The team is amazing - great caregivers and very nice people. I have great confidence in them and can leave my granddaughter there without any worries. Gives us such peace of mind which is important to us. I also appreciate how well stocked the center is. There is an abundance of supplies for crafts, work and play. Please ensure the team there is recognized. We don't know how we'd manage without this service!”

    - Guardian at Elk Creek Elementary School, Colorado