Studio Bella Explorers

After School Adventures

Studio Bella Explorers

Explorers is housed under the Studio Bella for Kids program. Established here in East Dallas in 2008, Studio Bella for Kids began with a mom of two boys who wanted to pair fun and learning together to begin a great summer program. Fast forward to 2020 and you will find that Studio Bella is immersed and vested in East Dallas and Dallas children alike year-round.

Explorers is our 5 day a week after school program at Hexter, Reilly, and Sanger Elementary Schools that runs from 3:00- 5:55 pm. Our Explorers program is an interactive, activity-based after-school option for families in our community. STEAM is our focus and fearless creativity and fun are our passions.

DISD is still finalizing the afterschool programming for 2021 – 2022. As a result, the opening for Fall Registration has been delayed until June 15, 2021. Based on input to date, Studio Bella For Kids is getting ready to see all of our Explorers in August. 

Explorers 2021 – 2022

Thank you for all the emails and calls with your questions. Studio Bella is tentatively planning on registration for Explorers 2021 – 2021 to open June 1. DISD is updating its policies and program providers list for the upcoming year. As an approved vendor, we need to await confirmation of the program details before we can open registration.

If you are a parent of a pre-K3 student looking at the new DISD program and who will need aftercare, we are excited to share that we’re planning on Studio Bella being a provider! But again, we are awaiting word from the DISD on how to proceed. If you would like contact DISD directly about the possibilities, the department email is

Explorers 2020 – 2021

We are excited to announce registration for the 2020-2021 school year is still open for all families. One registration is required PER CHILD. Registration is limited by age and space available at each school. Registration will close on May 1 for the remainder of the school year.

It is recommended:
• to use a desktop computer for registration.
• to set up an account in your registration process

To register, click the school of your choosing. The fine details about our program are below. Feel free to contact us at with any questions. We are happy to answer them!

Hexter Elementary

Sanger Elementary

Reilly Elementary

More about the program:

Our Explorers program prides itself on conceptual ideas and creative problem solving for the kids to engage in and have fun with. Add our social emotional learning and physical activity to make a well-rounded program for all!

  • #1 Rated after school provider through the DISD rigorous proposal process.
  • Based on the DISD calendar, Explorers hours are 3:00- 5:55 every full school day.
  • Weekly emails prior to the upcoming week with details about the upcoming fun and announcements.
  • Homework, reading and/or journaling time is part of our daily schedule Monday-Thursday. Journals are provided by Studio Bella for writing or drawing.
  • Guided playtime is allowed in the gym or outside with our staff monitoring and helping children work through challenges.
  • Mondays focus involves sports and teambuilding.
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays focus on STEAM projects and processes.
  • Wednesdays are for games. Kids learn skills and strategies.
  • Fridays rotate between LEGOS, perler beads, philanthropy, and mystery fun!


  • $150 non-refundable child registration fee.
  • Tuition is billed monthly. The total amount is averaged out over the school year for payments of $220 over 8 months or a monthly $200 payment over a 9 month period.
  • Auto draft is suggested and preferred. We offer a credit card or debit card option.
  • Explorers t-shirt included for those that register before November 1, 2020.


art suppliesFor your convenience, we offer pre-packaged art supplies exclusively for Explorers after-care program. Included is a set of markers, scissors, tape, Elmers glue and the option of a low-temperature hot glue gun with 2 hot glue sticks. Supplies will be delivered to your child.

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Aftercare Cancellation and Refund Policy

Account Cancellation: A 30-day written notice is required to fully cancel your monthly aftercare contract. Refunds are forfeited if children are no longer able to participate due to behavioral problems, suspension or expulsion.

Note: Cancellation due to long periods of illness, or extreme family hardships will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. If you cancel your account and decide to re-enroll, you will need to register again and pay the associated fees. 


Studio Bella Behavior Guidelines

Attending the Studio Bella Explorers Program is a privilege, not a right. Students are expected to behave in a way that ensures a safely run the program for all to enjoy. As an after-school programming partner to Hexter, Reilly, and Sanger Elementary, we support and enforce DISD’s Code of Conduct and we fully support and abide by each school’s rules, policies and procedures. Therefore, all students are expected to follow all rules and discipline policies of the regular school day. Incident reports will indicate any problems that need to be addressed and must be signed upon pickup. Explorer participants who consistently disregard school rules and policies will be dismissed. Reasons for Incident Reports and/or dismissal will include but are not be limited to: injury to others, failure to follow directions and safety rules, inappropriate language, disrespectful behavior towards staff and/or others, or any violence. Should it be determined that a student’s behavior proves harmful to him/herself or others, immediate dismissal from the program will result.

Program Handbook

Studio Bella’s Explorers Program conforms to the State of Texas’ standards for childcare programs. A program overview is available for each school we support.

Program Plan of Operations

Hexter Elementary Emergency Contacts and Floor Plan Supplemental

Reilly Elementary Emergency Contacts and Floor Plan Supplemental

Sanger Elementary Emergency Contacts and Floor Plan Supplemental

Homework Policy

Here is the Homework Policy the camp staff at Studio Bella For Kids uses to help students complete their school work during Explorers.

2020 – 2021 Homework & Accountability

Late Pick Up Policy

Help us protect your students by picking them up at Explorers on time.

2020 – 2021 Late Pick Up Policy

Student Behavior Policy

What Studio Bella For Kids expects from students in our Explorers Program.

2020 -2021 Student Behavior Policy

Cancellation Policy

The Cancellation Policy for students participating in the Explorers Program.

2020 – 2021 Cancellation Policy

Injury/Incident Policy and Report

The Injury Policy for students participating in the Explorers Program.

Injury/Incident Policy and Report

Requirements to attend the program

The Cancellation Policy for students participating in the Explorers Program.

2020 – 2021 Attendance Requirements

Invoicing and Program Cost Overview

The Invoicing and Program cost policy.

2020 – 2021 Invoice Policy and Program Costs

Inclement Weather and School Cancellation

The policy regarding our program during inclement weather and school cancellations.

2020 – 2021 Inclement Weather and School Cancellation Policy