A great start and finish to every school day!

Our Before and After-school “Cougar Care” offers CHA students a mix of independent and organized activities, education and recreation opportunities. Our program offers an involving experience for all students, while giving order and routine to their mornings and afternoons.

All Cougar Care staff are trained annually in first aid, CPR and Epi-pen administration.

Can my student sign up for an After School Club if they are not in Cougar Care?

Yes! Cougar Care is the name of our after school program. Students can sign up for Cougar Care from 3:30pm-6:00pm for $12 and hour.

All students at CHA or within the community are welcome to join our After School Clubs which are provided on-site by outside organizations. Clubs typically last 30-45 minutes and begin around 3:30pm. Questions? Please contact our Admissions Office.

How does billing work?

Cougar Club is an additional hourly charge and will be billed to your TADS account. After School Clubs are held on-site and are paid for upon sign up through the vendor site.

What does a sample schedule look like?

Before School Schedule Sample
7:00-7:20 Kick-Off Club
7:20-7:40 Homework Club
7:40-8:05 Community Club

After School Schedule Sample
3:00-3:30 Challenge Club (Snack)
3:30-4:00 Grow Fit Club
4:00-5:00 Homework Club
5:00-5:30 Community Club
5:30-6:00 Challenge Club (Independent Learning)

Is drop in care available?

Yes! All families are welcome to complete the Cougar Club Enrollment Form upon enrollment or at the beginning of each school year. If you would like to have your child participate in Cougar Club as a drop in please contact the front office at (952) 949-9014 so we can confirm with your student’s homeroom teacher. Please be sure to have your child find the Cougar Club supervisor to sign in for the day.

What are the hours?

Before School

7:00 am – 8:05 am

*First bell rings at 8:05 am and school begins at 8:15 am

After School

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

*Grades Jr.K-4 are dismissed at 3:00 pm and Grades 5-8 at 3:10 pm to the car line and buses, those remaining will be included in Cougar Care and must sign in to ensure safety for all students.

Cougar Care Enrollment Form can be found in the Parent’s Corner

Sign up for our After School Clubs!

Art Club 
Kidcreate Studio
Dance Club 
Prairie School of Dance (next session begins in January)
Martial Arts Club
Chanhassen Family ATA Martial Arts
Brain Power Club
1:1 Tutoring Yellow Parachute Learning Partners
Music Club
Private Lesson by George Runyan 


Admissions Office 

Program Benefits

We encourage organization, responsibility, and self-awareness in a structured, supportive environment for doing homework. Our Cougar Club emphasizes:

  • Organization
  • Responsibility
  • Self-awareness

Before School Success

We set students up for productive school days through an effective morning routine that helps define daily goals for them and encourages:

  • Self-awareness
  • Integrity
  • Responsibility and sense of purpose

After School Engagement

Student-led activities and large-group experiences in team-building games promote collaboration and self-reflection. Children learn about:

  • Independence
  • Conscious reflection
  • Personal responsibility
  • Sense of community