Kirkwood: 404-377-3560
Decatur: 404-963-6071
After School (both locations): 678-221-4792

SoulShine After School

SoulShine After School operates August through May, Monday through Friday, from 2pm to 6:30 pm.

Children ages 4 through 12 (enrolled in PreK through 7th grade)

Kirkwood Location

We currently pick up at

  • Mary Lin Elementary
  • Toomer Elementary
  • Burgess-Peterson
  • Drew Charter School
  • Whitefoord Pre-K

Decatur Location

We currently pick up at

  • College Heights Elementary
  • Oakhurst Elementary
  • Winnona Park Elementary
  • 4/5 Academy @ Fifth Avenue (FAVE)

Activities

After School goes outdoors!

  • Guest speakers and Workshops
  • Nature walks
  • Scavenger hunts
  • Permaculture-based activities focused on farming, gardening, composting, cooking, economics, self-sufficiency
  • Supporting our communities through SoulShine Markets. All profits are matched by SoulShine and donated to charities of the children's choice.

Preparing for After School

Apparel

Your child will be outdoors and may get dirty, so please provide appropriate attire and footwear for activities and weather. You may also provide a change of clothes to remain at SoulShine.

Transportation
Our SoulShine buses offer pick ups at Mary Lin Elementary, Toomer Elementary, Burgess-Peterson and Drew Charter School. If your child attends a different school, we offer drop in-care based on your transportation arrangements and enrollment availability.

Snack
Regularly prepared snack consists of ready-to-eat fruits and vegetables, with an occasional carbohydrate option based on our activity schedule. We encourage you to pack an extra snack if your child requires additional food for their time at SoulShine.

SoulShine is a NUT-FREE facility.

Occasionally, cooking demonstrations and food-based activities will be scheduled. Samples will be offered at these times though are not required for participation.

Study Time
As an experience-based program, time for and assistance with homework and other school projects may be allotted, though our scheduled curriculum is our priority. We encourage you to make time with your child nightly to review their schoolwork. Additionally, SoulShine can provide a list of tutors and professional services designed to meet your family’s needs.

Physical Risk
Our activities are age-appropriate, professionally supervised and instructed. We sometimes work with tools and materials that can contain hard surfaces and sharp edges. Every precaution is taken to minimize risk for the children, including appropriate injury prevention education.

If an accident occurs, our staff is CPR and First Aid Certified with Atlanta Police Department Precinct Zone 6 located across the street and our local Fire Department adjacent to the Precinct. SoulShine is also minutes from Emory, Atlanta Medical, and Grady Hospitals.

Wholesome Food

SoulShine places a high priority on providing high-quality, unprocessed food. After-School kids enjoy snacks prepared with the same care and focus on:

  • Locally grown (whenever possible)
  • Organic
  • Made from whole, fresh ingredients
  • Vegetarian
  • Prepared by our own chef

Every snack contains high quality protein and/healthy fats, which will help balance blood sugar levels; reduce mood swings.

Permaculture

Permaculture is a toolbox of ecological and resource-wise practices that create a more balanced and fair relationship with the earth and the people who inhabit it. By studying the patterns of nature and working with them, we become more harmonious participants in life and living. Permaculture works toward building a more regenerative landscape, and encompasses using less energy, eating wholesome, local food, involving your family in the life of the community and making wiser choices that will improve the quality of life for your family, your community and the environment around you.

Education

After school activities incorporate our permaculture values and awareness 

Well-Being

The children discover how being well is enhanced with whole food & clean gardening

Community

They will expereince the local community through the monthly After School Markets

Earth

Stewardship

Children learn to value nature & to develop a healthy relationship with the earth and its people

Tuition

Full Time

$350 / Month

  • Mary Lin, Toomer, Burgess-Peterson, Whitefoord Pre-K, Decatur Schools
  • 4 to 5 days per week
  • 2:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Full Time

$200 / Month

  • Drew Charter
  • 4 to 5 days per week
  • 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Part Time

$240 / Month

  • Mary Lin, Toomer, Burgess-Peterson, Whitefoord Pre-K, Decatur Schools
  • Up to 12 days per month @ your discretion
  • Attendance requires 24-hr notice

Kirkwood School Pick Ups: Mary Lin, Toomer, Burgess-Peterson, Drew Charter, Whitefoord Pre-K
Decatur School Pick Ups: College Heights, Oakhurst, Winnona Park, FAVE

Early Release Days

Early release pick up is reserved for currently enrolled SoulShine students based on the calendars set forth by the appropriate school authority.

The current fee for early release pick up is $15 per day, per child.

If the school closes early due to a weather-related event, we will pick up the children. The early release fee applies.

Interested in Enrollment?

SoulShine After School operates August through May, Monday through Friday, from 2pm to 6:30 pm.

Children ages 4 through 12 (enrolled in PreK through 7th grade)

Schedule an After School Tour

Kirkwood After School tours are scheduled for the third Thursday of each month.
Decatur After School tours are scheduled for the third Wednesday of each month.