After School

Engaging after-school care for Chapman Elementary students

Our After School program is designed to meet the Chapman School community’s need for high-quality, affordable care. With our sliding fee scale and scholarship opportunities, we create an inclusive environment for enrichment, recreation, and social development.

Covid-19 Update

Friendly House is currently closed due to the COVID-19 virus. Licensed childcare facilities do not yet have guidance on how many children we will be able to have in our care in the fall of 2020. We expect to have information on how many students we are allowed to enroll by August 14th, 2020. Please let us know if you’re interested in Fall 2020 After School care, by following the Sign Up link below to be added to the interest list.

This information is subject to change. Please check out our Facebook page to learn more about the virtual community building that Friendly House is doing every day.

What’s included?

Our After School program engages children in age-appropriate curriculum and activities such as art, science, homework help, neighborhood field trips, and playing with friends. Children also have the opportunity to participate in weekly clubs like Photography, Theater, Gardening and Art. On average, our program has a 14:1 child to teacher ratio. The program and its staff are certified by the Child Care Division of Oregon’s Employment Department.

Typical Daily Schedule

2:15 Pick up children at Chapman School, take roll, play at park.
2:45 Return to Friendly House, wash hands, enjoy a nutritious snack.
3:00 Group Meetings, Daily Schedule and Activity Choice.
3:30 Homework Club/Literacy Time.
4:15 Activity Time.
5:15 All children go to “closing room” for free choice time.
6:00 Time to go home!

Let us know if you’re interested.

Friendly House After School serves K–5 Chapman Elementary students, Monday through Friday from 7–7:50am and 2:15–6pm. 

Full and part-time schedules are available.

Enrollment typically begins in the spring, but due to COVID-19, we are currently gathering a list of interested parents while we wait for guidelines for childcare in the fall. Click below to create a free online account and add your name to the interest list.

Sliding Scale Payment Options

Our sliding-scale tuition enables us to serve families from all walks of life.
View our sliding fee scale for more information.

Learn More

Read our handbook or check out our brochure for more information about after school activities, policies, and procedures.

Contact us to schedule an after school tour or request additional information about our program.

Review our latest Family Handbook
Create an account and apply for a scholarship

Parent Reviews

Friendly House has been part of our family for five years now. As working parents, we are grateful to have a safe spot for our children that meets our standards for care and still delights and stimulates our kids. When we pick them up in the evening, they usually try to bargain to stay longer.

Martha C.


Full and partial scholarships may be available to qualifying families through funding from Oregon Department of Education’s Pre-Kindergarten Program and our generous donors.