There are currently two Aftercare programs at Tyler Elementary:

• Polite Piggy’s for early childhood students (3-5 year olds)
• DCPS Out of School Time Programs (OSTP) for students (K through 5th grade)


Polite Piggy’s offers Aftercare at Tyler ES for PS-3 and PK-4 students.

  • Polite Piggy’s is run by Vannessa Duckett-Thomas, a classroom teacher for 10 years, and Polite Piggy’s also provides aftercare at Maury Elementary School.
  • Polite Piggy’s offers a day camp for 3 to 7 year olds during school breaks and professional development days at off-site locations.
  • Polite Piggy’s also provides Before Care at Tyler.
  • For Polite Piggy’s the staffing ratio is:
  1. PS3 – 8:1
  2. PK4 & K – 10:1, but they typically maintain 8:1 for all ages.

Contact Info:

Facebook: Search for Polite Piggy’s Day Camp
Phone: 240-396-8957


DCPS OSTP Aftercare at Tyler ES is for students in Grades K-5.

Enrichment Activities:

  • Gardening
  • Chef Demonstrations during DC Farms to School Week: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders participated in a chef demonstration, learned about local produce, and made gazpacho.
  • Basketball and Cheerleading for 4th and 5th grade students: Our basketball team and cheerleaders practice 2-3 days a week during Afterschool.
  • Cooking
  • “Murals for Kids by Kids”
  • Math and Technology