SHADES of Development believes that children and families have the right to participate in after-school programs that support their beliefs, values and goals. SHADES programs are concerned about the whole child. Therefore, SHADES of Development is diligent in learning about the goals families, schools and communities share for the children in each of our after-school site locations. We realize that each family, school and community is unique and should be celebrated for that uniqueness.

It's time to register for Summer Camp

SHADES has a full lineup of exciting expereinces for your child this summer.  Check out the Summer Handbook for a complete summer camp rundown, or click on the enrollment tab and select summer for a listing of each camp, enrollment documents and to pre-register online.  Remember that your child is not actually registered until you have completed and submitted the summer camp enrollment forms and paid a registration fee and a deposit.  Enrollment is limited, so call today!  We look forward to seeing you this summer!

Stay Informed

  • Be sure to click the "News" tab to read about upcoming and past events.
  • Click the "Curriculum" tab to access the SHADES Events Calendar.  The SHADES Events Calendar has details about days that SHADES is open or closed, weekly themes throughout the school year and the summer and any special events happening at SHADES.  Our goal is to help keep you informed about past, present and future events at SHADES.   
  • Remember to check your parent mailbox each day

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Snow Day Ideas to Keep Kids Thinking and Moving
Do you need more ideas to keep your kids occupied during this wintery weather.  Check out the ideas below.  If you like these, remember that your kids can expereince all of the excitement of SHADES of Development during our summer camp.  Click the Enrollment Tab and then the Summer Tab... Read More
February 25, 2015


As you have probably heard, Knox County Schools will be closed for students and teachers on Monday, February 23, 2015.  Per our contract with Knox County Schools, SHADES may not serve students when Knox County teachers do not report to work.  Weather related closures are stressful for all parties involved.  Please accept our sincere apology for any inconvenience this may cause. We are praying for warm weather to clear up this mess as soon as possible.  
February 22, 2015


Inclement Weather
Please remember that if Knox County Schools closes for inclement weather, SHADES is also required to close.  Knox County Schools has canceled the teacher in-service day on Monday, February 16, 2015... Read More
February 16, 2015