SHADES of Development is dedicated to provding hands-on activities that promote children's development and support social interaction. SHADES offers a wide range of activities to spark the interest of each child we serve. SHADES also actively works to combat childhood obesity by limiting screen time, encouraging active play and encouraging children to make healthy snack choices.
SHADES is about supporting child success by offering enrichment opportunities for 3-13 year olds afterschool and during the summer.
SHADES of Development is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1995 to serve children and families of the Knoxville community though enrichment programs designed to promote child engagement and success.
SHADES of Development offers afterschool enrichment programs for preschoolers through 8th graders in various Knox County elementary schools. SHADES offers a wide range of Specialty Camps in the summer.
Caring for our community's children in a safe, fun, nurturing environment, focusing on educational support, creativity, physical play and mutual respect during out-of-school time.