Studio Bella Explorers

After School Adventures

Studio Bella Explorers

Registration is now open for Fall 2021. Click the appropriate school to learn more.

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 today and you will find that Studio Bella is immersed and vested in East Dallas and Dallas children alike year-round.

Explorers is our after school program at Hexter, Reilly, and Sanger Elementary schools that starts on the first day of school, August 16th and runs through May 27th. Our hours of operation are from 3:00 pm – 5:55 pm, Monday – Friday. Our program is open to students ages 4 – 11. If you have a child that is in the PK3 program, you can register him/her when he/she turns 4. We are not currently licensed to care for children under the age of 4. 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.

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!

  • 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.
  • Monday’s focus involves sports and teambuilding.
  • Tuesday’s and Thursday’s focus on STEAM projects and processes.
  • Wednesdays are for games. Kids learn skills and strategies.
  • Friday’s focus rotates 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 $222.00 per month. The first tuition invoice goes out on July 15 and is due Aug 1. Last invoice goes out on April 15 and due May 1.
  • Auto draft is suggested and preferred. We offer a credit card or debit card option.
  • Explorers t-shirt included for those that register before August 8, 2021.

Invoicing Policy


art suppliesFor your convenience, we offer pre-packaged art supplies exclusively for Explorers’ after-care program. Included is a set of markers, scissors, tape, Elmer’s 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: Account Cancellation: A 30-day written notice is required to fully cancel your monthly aftercare contract. Also, we require a 60 day written cancellation notice if you plan to not attend Explorers for the last month of school. Refunds are forfeited if children are no longer able to participate due to behavioral problems, suspension or expulsion.


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 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.

2021 – 2022 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.

2021 – 2022 Homework & Accountability

Late Pick Up Policy

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

2021 – 2022 Late Pick Up Policy

Student Behavior Policy

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

2021 -2022 Student Behavior Policy

Cancellation Policy

The Cancellation Policy for students participating in the Explorers Program.

2021 – 2022 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.

2021 – 2022 Attendance Requirements

Inclement Weather and School Cancellation

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

2021 – 2022 Inclement Weather and School Cancellation Policy

Joint Custody Policy

The policy regarding our program for families where parents have shared custody of attending children.

2021 – 2022 Joint Custody Policy