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.

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 – 5:30 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.

What are the rates and how does billing work?

$12/hour per student
$10/hour per student (2 or more students)


Billing Details:

  • Cougar Club fees will be billed through your TADS account
  • All rates are billed in 15-minute increments.
  • Our program ends at 5:30 PM any student picked up after 5:30 PM will be charged an additional $10.00 per 15 minutes.


After School Cougar Clubs (Art, Brain Power, Martial Arts, Music, and Dance) are held on-site and rates and payment are handled through the vendor site.

What does a sample schedule look like?

Before School Schedule Sample
7:00-7:20 Student Arrival
7:20-7:40 Homework Support and Learning Activities
7:40-8:05 Free Choice

After School Schedule Sample
3:00-3:30 Check In/Snack/Free Choice
3:30-4:30 Cougar Clubs (times may variety) and Homework Time
4:30-5:00 Outdoor learning and play
5:00-5:30 End of the Day Wrap Up

Is drop in care available?

Yes! All families are welcome to complete the Cougar Care Enrollment Form upon enrollment or at the beginning of each school year. If you would like to have your child participate in Cougar Care 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 Care supervisor to sign in for the day.

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 3:00pm-5:30pm for $12 an hour.

Students in Cougar Clubs should check in at Cougar Care and then parents can pick up from the Club instructor in the designated space.

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.


Please contact our Admissions Team

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

Sign up below for our After School Clubs! 

Art Club by Kidcreate Studio

Register for Winter 2020: Olaf and Friends (4-11 years)

Register for Spring 2020: Glitter & Glow (4-11 years)

Martial Arts Club

Register for Winter 2019: Chanhassen Family ATA Martial Arts

Music Club

Private Lesson by George Runyan 

Dance Club 

Prairie School of Dance (info coming soon)