Spring 2017 Afterschool Fees & Policy

Afterschool Program Fees Per Day

The price per day for our Afterschool Program depends on the number of days per week that your child is enrolled. However, these current rates are discounted and will change after November 30, 2016.

  • One Day per Week = $40/day
  • Two Days per Week = $35/day
  • Three Days per Week = $30/day
  • Four Days per Week = $25/day 
  • Five Days per week = $22/day 

Afterschool Program Total Costs

Unlike prices per day, the total costs for our Afterschool Program are determined by two factors: 1) the number of days per week that your child is enrolled, and 2) which days each week that your child is enrolled.

For example, students who attend our Afterschool Program on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays will meet more frequently than those who attend on a Monday or a Friday. Why, you may ask? Well, Washington Cathay Future Center (WCFC) adheres to the same calendar as Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), which accounts of course for: federal holidays, Winter & Spring Breaks, Professional Days for teachers, and Early Release Days. All said, if students meet more often for our Afterschool Program, then parents will pay more overall. But if parents select days of the week where our program meets less often, then they will pay less overall.

For an average of these total costs, please see below. Also be reminded that these discounted rates will increase after November 30, 2016.

Number of Days Per Week

Minimum Total Costs

Per Semester

Maximum Total Costs

Per Semester

One-Day Plan



Two-Day Plan



Three-Day Plan



Four-Day Plan



Five-Day Plan



Afterschool Program Dates

The calendar below indicates all of the dates that students will meet for our Afterschool Program during the 2016-2017 school year. Again, our calendar is aligned with the MCPS School Year Calendar.

"School's Out!" One-Day Camp Fees

So, it's Professional Day for Teachers, eh? Don't want your child stuck at home with nothing to do, right? Well, not to worry! We have the perfect One-Day Camp for your scholar! He or she can choose from an array of cool activities like LEGO & STEM, Claymation, Baking, Public Speaking & Debate, and Making Your Own Magazine. Best of all, our prices are incredibly reasonable! Please see below.

  • Afterschool Program Participants = $40/day
  • Non-Afterschool Program Participants = $60/day

"School's Out!" One-Day Camp Dates

In Spring 2017, MCPS will be closed on the following days, but Washington Cathay Future Center will be open as usual for learning and fun! Please register today for our One-Day Camps. Spaces will go quickly!

  • Jan 16th, 2017
  • Jan 20th, 2017
  • Jan 27th, 2017
  • Feb 20th, 2017
  • Apr 7th, 2017
  • Apr 17th, 2017
  • May 29th, 2017

Additional Fees

Parents will be charged a one-time registration fee when enrolling their children into our Afterschool Program. This charge will be in addition to your total program costs.  However, we are happy to announce that all registration fees will be waived if students register for our Early Bird Discount Special!

  • Afterschool Program Registration = $20/Semester (but $0 if you register before November 30th)

We are also happy to provide safe and reliable transportation service for many of our Afterschool Program participants. Currently, we serve five MCPS schools, which include:. Simply ask about this convenience during your registration process.

  • School Bus Transportation = $25/semester

Afterschool Refund Policy

While we'd LOVE for you and your child to stay with us, we understand that sometimes things don't go as planned. Below is our detailed Afterschool Program Refund Policy.  
  • Withdraw before the semester begins, and you will receive a full refund!
  • Withdraw within the first week of the semester, and you will only be charged for one week of class. The remaining balance will be refunded to you as a credit for any future WCFC courses.
  • Withdraw within the first two weeks of the semester, and you will be charged for two weeks of class plus a $100 processing fee. Again, the remaining balance will be refunded to you as a credit for any future WCFC courses.
  • Withdraw after the first two weeks of the semester, and you will receive no refund or credit.
  • Lastly, if you are moving out of the area, we require four weeks of advanced notice before you terminate with our program. We cannot assure you of any refund without this required advanced notice.