Key School Extended Hours Program (KEHP)


Key Extended Hours Program (KEHP) provides before and after school supervised childcare for Key Elementary School families. KEHP is designed to offer a fun and enriching environment for the children who attend. Because of the strenuous demands on children during school hours, KEHP emphasizes a flexible, low-key atmosphere that will allow children to relax and have fun after school. Safety, caring and understanding are always the top priorities. Games, crafts, toys and books are always available to children, and on Enrichment classes like cooking and chess are often offered. In addition, children play outside every afternoon, weather permitting.
Snacks are provided daily and there is ample time for children to do their homework.

The KEHP program is sponsored and run by the Key School PTO and is open to only students enrolled in Key School. Before care takes place from 7:30 a.m. to 8:40 a.m. and after care is from 3:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. It is important for the integrity of the program that parents pick up their children on time. *Please note KEHP Late Pick Up Policy: A family will be charged a late fee of $25.00 EVERY 15 minutes after 6:00 p.m. Repeated failure (3x) to arrive on time to sign out your child may result in a suspension or removal from KEHP.

KEHP follows DCPS calendar and closings. There is no after school on half days or on days of early closings due to weather. There is no before school on days there is a delayed opening due to weather. There are no refunds for unscheduled closings. Prices are as follows with financial assistance available on a sliding scale basis:


  • Open to students currently enrolled in Key School.
  • Parents of participating students must be members of the Key School PTO.
  • A one time $180/per student security fee payable to Key School PTO.

To register, please contact KEHP coordinator Ms. Ann Conway at 202-729-3282 or by email. Space is limited.


BEFORE SCHOOL (offered everyday DCPS is open):
$65/month (5 days/week)

AFTER SCHOOL (offered one to five days a week):

A one time $180 security fee is required to register for KEHP.
$260/month (5 days/week) … sibling discount $235
$210/month (4 days/week) … sibling discount $190
$160/month (3 days/week) … sibling discount $145
$110/month (2 days/week) … sibling discount $100
$60/month (1 day/week) … no sibling discount

Tuition is due by the 10th of each month and a $25 late fee will be assessed if payment is not received by this date.

Already registered? Pay your KEHP tuition here.

Please do not send payment unless your child is already registered for KEHP.

  • Please pay your monthly tuition for KEHP based on the number of your children attending and the number of days per week they attend. Contact Ann Conway at if you have questions about your monthly tuition cost.
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