Clayton believes that every child deserves to live a great life. When school is out, we are here with quality programs so you can rest easy knowing your child is safe and having fun while you finish your work or school day. Over the past 43 years, we have found that after school is an ideal time for learning important social and emotional skills that form the base for academic and career success. In our programs, children learn and practice healthy communication skills, goal setting, self-management, and responsible decision making – all while having fun with their friends.
As a Fort Worth based nonprofit, Clayton lives our mission every day by providing quality enrichment programs that foster the emotional, social, and educational development of children, youth, and families right here in Tarrant County. We have chosen to serve our community, not distant shareholders. This means that any “profits” are invested back into our community through financial aid and more neighborhood-based programs. It also means that we actively seek out private and government grants and individual donations to support free and discounted programs for qualified families. You can help provide scholarship assistance by clicking here.
More Reasons to Choose Clayton as your afterschool care provider…
Children in our care receive personal attention. Our staff-to-student ratio averages 1:15 which is well ahead of the 1:25 ratio required by licensing standards. This means that your child receives personal attention.
Our services are affordable. We keep our overhead low, enabling us to ensure that the curriculum for our afterschool care programs is cutting edge. In addition, we keep our fees lower than for-profit after school child care companies.
We give back to the communities we serve. Clayton gives back to our community by providing more than $400,000 in scholarships and discounts to help families afford our after school care programs. See our scholarship application.
We are a stable organization. Since our founding in 1975, we have positively impacted more than 65,000 families in Tarrant County. Read more here.
We are an innovative organization. We are continually updating our programs and curriculum to meet the needs of our students and their families. Discover more.
We carefully select, screen and train our staff. Clayton has more than 350 highly trained and experienced teachers, child development professionals and administrators. Each employee exceeds the licensing requirement of 15-to-20 hours of training per year, and 69 percent of our site managers are director certified.
We are conveniently located. With 82 locations at public and private schools across Tarrant County – including the Keller, Crowley and Fort Worth Independent School Districts – we have an on-site program near you. See our Locations.
We offer programs that suit the busy schedules of today’s families. In addition to before and after school programs, we offer programs for full days, breaks and an award-winning summer program. See our Programs.
We are a non-profit agency. Any excess dollars go directly back into the after school child care programs for scholarships, program enrichment and training and professional development for staff. Read more here.