A Look at What We Offer...
Group Study Rooms off the main space offer a quieter area for homework help and tutoring. Multiple, supervised rooms are available for students of all age groups.
Positive Reinforcement can go a long way in reminding your child what they do well or what you love about him or her. If your child is caught doing something well, being kind, or helping others while at DFAS, we want to make sure you know about it! We want to encourage your children to work hard, be kind, and to love others well. DFAS volunteers encourage those qualities by shining a light on them!
Homework Punch Cards to encourage your child to complete homework while at DFAS each day. If your child completes their daily work, the card gets punched. After 10 punches, he or she gets a chance to choose any item in the DFAS Homework Rewards Store. The store stocks items including books, art supplies, sports paraphernalia, jewelry, and candy.
Homework Incomplete Slip will be given so that you are aware of what needs to be finished for the next day if your child is unable to complete all of their homework while at DFAS.
Fenced Playground Area for children in kindergarten through 5th grade.
Outdoor Green Space next to the Family Life Center for team games, water parties, bouncy house activities, and recreational sports such as soccer, flag football, or kickball.
Plenty of room for children to run, play, and enjoy time outdoors each day!
Program Overview & Schedule:
DFAS will be open and closed in conjunction with the Dothan City School (DCS) calendar. You can view the DCS 2019-2020 School Calendar here.
Hours of Operation 2:45pm-6:00pm Monday - Friday (following opening/closing dates of DCS calendar)
2:45pm - 4:00pm Students arrive and check in electronically at the door
3:00pm - 4:00pm Snack and Homework Check In. Students may use quiet rooms for homework with help and tutoring available from adult volunteers.
4:00pm - 4:30pm Interactive group student discipleship class on Mondays and buddy group check in on Thursdays; otherwise students go straight to homework/tutoring
4:30pm – 6:00pm Once homework has been completed, students may move to a different daily activity on the green space (weather permitting) such as flag football, soccer, obstacle courses, team building games, basketball, etc. or an indoors life skills class.
Our life skills classes will vary to include art, wilderness skills, music, sewing, baking, cooking, science experiments, public speaking, etc.
**The above schedule may vary throughout the school year due to special events or activities.
Dothan First After School 2019-2020 Rates:
There is an annual registration fee of $15 to register for the after school program.
$20 per week 1st child ($70 each month paid August 2018 – May 2019)
$15 per week 2nd child ($52.50 each month paid August 2018-May 2019)
$10 per week 3rd child ($35.00 each month, paid August 2018-May 2019)
*If your child is picked up after 6:05pm, there is an additional charge of $1.00 per minute.