Presenting the Little Rock Family Guide to After-School Activities
When the school bell rings at the end of the day, what is next on your kid’s schedule?
Suiting up for football practice or tuning a guitar for music lessons?
Slipping on a pair of tap shoes? Prepping for an ACT practice test?
After-school activities are a great way for youngsters to extend learning beyond the school day. The many programs offered in central Arkansas allow children to discover additional interests that may not be available in the classroom.
Enrolling your child in enriching activities can boost academic achievement and self-esteem, foster new friendships, and help develop a lifelong hobby or even a career.
Arkansas Extended Learning Center
P.O. Box 7434, Little Rock
The center offers classes for language and test preparation along with courses that help cultivate new hobbies.
Gideon Math and Reading
1121 S. Bowman Road, Little Rock
Gideon works with your child to help build confidence through mastery learning to catch up, keep up and stay ahead. Programs include ACT prep, math mastery, reading and more.
Huntington Learning Center
11525 Cantrell Road, Ste. 603, Little Rock
Huntington offers tutoring for all ages in reading, math, Spanish, biology and earth science as well as ACT prep.
Kumon Math and Reading Center
222 Wellington Hills Road, Ste. 200, Little Rock
Open to kids 3 and up, Kumon instructors develop a personalized lesson plan to help your kid reduce homework anxiety and increase learning confidence.
Sylvan Learning Center
11220 N. Rodney Parham Road, Ste. 1, Little Rock
Sylvan helps parents create a custom-tailored tutoring program to meet their child’s academic goals in subjects including math, reading, writing, study skills, homework support and ACT prep.
1015 Autumn Road, Little Rock
After-school care for numerous public and private schools in the Little Rock area with after-school snacks, homework assistance and reading tutoring. Open on school holidays and parent-teacher conference days.
Boys & Girls Club of Central Arkansas
1400 W. Markham St., Ste. 402, Little Rock
Children ages 6-18 can participate in basketball teams at various Boys and Girls Club locations from November through March.
800 Kirk Road | 306 North Shackleford Road | 10700 Kanis Road
Childcare Network has three Little Rock locations. Each location offers various services for working parents like school transportation, USDA approved free meals and snacks and HighReach Learning Curriculum. Check the location nearest you for full details.
First United Methodist Child Development Center
324 W. Eighth St., Little Rock
The after-school curriculum offers daily activities, play in a fresh-air gymnasium, a USDA-approved snack, a homework room and other enrichment options.
Little Rock Athletic Club
4610 Sam Peck Road, Little Rock
A state licensed after-school care program for children in grades preK-6 featuring fitness activities, educational classes, community involvement, arts and crafts, homework, guest speakers and snacks.
Little Rock Parks & Recreation
Dunbar, Southwest and Stephens community centers, Little Rock
The after-school program emphasizes homework assistance, indoor and outdoor games, after-school clubs and more for kids kindergarten through eighth grade.
Primrose School of West Little Rock
1601 Kirk Road, Little Rock
Primrose School offers after-school transportation from Baker Elementary School, Chenal Elementary School and Don Roberts Elementary School.
Arkansas Arts Center Museum School
2510 Cantrell Road, Little Rock
A variety of art classes at the Museum School led by experienced artist-educators offer the opportunity for creative learning and interaction during after-school hours and on weekends.
601 Main St, Little Rock, AR 72201
From semester courses to day/week-long camps and one-time special guest artist workshops, The Rep offers a wide variety of training programs to students of ALL ages.
Zig Zag Little Rock
623 A Beechwood, Little Rock
Zig Zag offers weekly after-school art classes for kids pre-K and up. Projects depend on artist age and interest.
D-BAT Little Rock
4209 S. Shackleford Road, Little Rock
In addition to private baseball and softball lessons, D-BAT offers pitching machines with real baseballs and softballs, a fully-stocked pro shop, more than 50 camps and clinics and more.
Junior Deputy Baseball
P.O. Box 250709, Little Rock
Junior Deputy offers fall and spring leagues for competitive and recreational players ages 4-19 who live within Pulaski County.
Upward Basketball and Cheerleading
321 Pleasant Valley Drive, Little Rock
This program offers a spring league for players ages kindergarten - 6th grade.
Cheer City United
1515 S. Bowman Road, Ste. E, Little Rock
Cheer classes, clinics and mini-camps help sharpen skills while having fun. School teams are welcome for training and private lessons are also offered.
Increased Heights Gymnastics
1021 Jessie Road Stes. G-I, Little Rock
A safe and fun environment where children gain gymnastics knowledge and skills while enhancing their self-esteem, self-confidence and respect for others. Students learn vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor under certified supervision.
River City Gymnastics
5310 S. Shackleford Road, Little Rock
River City Gymnastics provides a healthy snack upon arrival, supervised play time in our air-conditioned facility and quiet time in our classroom for homework or reading. Students can be picked up from Roberts and Baker elementary schools.
The Little Gym
1121 S. Bowman Road, Ste. C-1, Little Rock
This program includes non-competitive gymnastics and dance classes.
Arkansas Academy of Dance & Arkansas Festival Ballet
10301 N. Rodney Parham Road, Bldg. B, Little Rock
The academy emphasizes professional instruction for students ages 3 and older and promotes high standards in formal classical ballet training for progressive, intermediate and advanced students with a focus on technique, supplementary classes and performing opportunities.
1723 Merrill Drive, Little Rock
Tumbling classes are available for summer and fall. In the fall, there will be a creative movement class for students ages 2-3. Dance classes offered in tap, jazz, ballet, hip-hop, contemporary and musical theatre are open to ages 2-18.
7509 Cantrell Road, Ste. 120, Little Rock
With an emphasis on classical ballet, Dancers’ Corner provides quality dance instruction in a non-competitive, family atmosphere.
Irby Studio of Dance
2324 Durwood Road, Little Rock
Irby offers ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop and lyrical dances classes for beginning and advanced students.
Rock City Dance Center
5 Innwood Circle, Little Rock
Recreational and competitive dance classes in creative movement, modern, lyrical dance and musical theater.
Shuffles and Ballet II
1521 Merrill Drive, Little Rock
Shuffles offers the finest quality instruction and education in classical ballet, tap, jazz, modern, musical theater and hip-hop as well as a pre-professional program.
Central Arkansas Library System
100 Rock St., Little Rock
The Central Arkansas Library System’s 14 branches all have after-school programs, including crafts, puppets, cooking classes, concerts, movies and more. Check the website for information about programs for children and teens.
Life CHAMPS Youth Sports
12115 Hinson Road, Ste. 200, Little Rock
Life CHAMPS offers fall flag and tackle football leagues for ages 5-12. The program provides excellence in athletic instruction and competition, while focusing on the importance of character and education.
The First Tee Central Arkansas
1 First Tee Way, Little Rock
Being a member of The First Tee of Arkansas gives a young person the opportunity to take part in the organization’s numerous golf and life skills activities.
Little Rock Climbing Center
12120 Colonel Glenn Road, Ste. 7000, Little Rock
LRCC offers lessons for new and experienced climbers as well as recreational and competitive climbing teams that have regular practices, build skills and learn technique from qualified coaches.
Little Rock Lacrosse
Natural Steps Sports Complex, 11101 Highway 300, Little Rock
Little Rock Lacrosse is a nonprofit organization dedicated to spreading lacrosse in central Arkansas for kids in grades K-12.
Impact Martial Arts
9808 N. Rodney Parham Road, Little Rock
Students ages 4 and up can choose from martial arts instruction, life skills classes, the Knockout Workout, the student achievement program or weapons classes.
Rock City Mixed Martial Arts
400 N. Bowman Road, Little Rock
Students ages 4-13 develop athletic skills along with life skills, including leadership, courage, respect, discipline, focus, confidence, integrity and humility.
Unity Martial Arts
1524 Garfield St., Little Rock
Unity Martial Arts teaches fitness and conflict avoidance through fun, safe exercises and games that help children improve coordination and endurance.
Arkansas Symphony Orchestra
P.O. Box 7328, Little Rock
Various members of the symphony are available to teach private lessons.
Arkansas Symphony Youth Orchestras
Byrne Hall, 2417 N. Tyler, Little Rock
Auditions are held twice each year in January and May. Check the website for audition dates for other orchestras and ensembles.
Little Rock School of the Arts
315 S. Hughes St., Little Rock
This faith-based organization provides private lessons in voice, piano, strings, drawing, painting and more. Group lessons are offered for woodwind, brass, guitar and more.
Piano Lessons In Your Home
209 Kingsrow Drive, Little Rock
Learn piano, guitar and voice in the comfort of your own home with qualified teachers and flexible scheduling.
D1 Sports Training
10 Viewpointe Cove, Little Rock
D1 provides the highest quality sports training and physical therapy to its members by offering a level of dedication and intensity every athlete needs to succeed in sports and in life.
Boy Scouts of America-Quapaw Area Council
3220 Cantrell Road, Little Rock
501-664-4780, ext. 222
Scouting is a community-based program for boys from first grade-20 years old and girls 14-20 years old.
Girl Scouts-Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas
11311 Arcade Drive, Little Rock
Girl Scout troops are led by well-trained adult volunteers and include collaborations with other communities, youth-serving groups and during- and after-school programs.
1311 Bowman Road, Little Rock
The “Fun Skate” program lasts eight weeks and is open to ages 4 and up (including adults). Classes meet twice a week and there are extra opportunities like ice shows and an exhibition that help students grow and show off their skills.
Arkansas United Soccer Club
16603 Cantrell Rd, Ste. 4 Little Rock
AUSC offers competitive and recreational soccer for players ages 3 and up.
10618 Breckenridge Drive, Little Rock
Academic therapy offers specialized tutoring for children with learning disabilities such as dyslexia. The therapy addresses reading, spelling, math, comprehension, written expression and more.
I Can! Arkansas
900 W. Seventh St., Little Rock
Classes are held at the I Can! Arts & Resource Center and allow special needs children to explore their creativity and self-expression through a variety of art mediums.
Miracle League of Arkansas
2500 Water Works Drive, Little Rock
Any person age 4 or older with a diagnosis can play baseball in the original, fundamental or competitive league.
Arkansas Dolphins Swim Team
1 Huntington Road, Little Rock
Dolphin Swim Team is a year-round competitive swim program for every level of swimmer, from beginners to national level competition.
Safety Before Skill
4701 Sam Peck Road, Little Rock
Safety Before Skill offers classes and private lessons for all ages and skill levels. Class times are available mornings, afternoons and weekends year round.
Bermudez Tennis Academy at Rebsamen Tennis Center
1501 Leisure Place, Little Rock
Bermudez offers tennis lessons for recreational and competitive players of all ages and levels.
USTA Junior Team Tennis
2024 Arkansas Valley Drive, Ste. 302, Little Rock
USTA Junior Team Tennis brings kids together in teams to play singles, doubles and mixed doubles against other teams and promote social skills and important values by fostering a spirit of cooperation and unity.