Student Care During Distance LearningIn-Person Student Care for Middle School Students Aligned with the Carlsbad Unified School District
Hybrid Learning Care is Available!
Kids Care Hybrid Learning Care is available for elementary students, beginning Monday, Sept. 28! We’ve adapted our program to align with the Carlsbad Unified School District’s (CUSD) hybrid learning model.
Distance Learning Care
Distance Learning Care is available for middle school students, in alignment the Carlsbad Unified School District’s distance learning model. Our Distance Learning Care is the convenient, affordable, quality, in-person care you and your student deserve.
Quality of Care
Licensed staff have extensive training including early childhood development coursework. Our programs are in person and on elementary school campus.
Students will experience enriching activities and movement outside. Students will be grouped with school peers from their grades to socialize and build friendships.
Onsite, affordable, and flexible options make it easy! Transitions to in-person or hybrid learning models are seamless and will not require transportation.
Our student care programs will have a staff liaison who will communicate with each school and grade level to address academic needs.
Kids Care and SOAR are the only student care programs in Carlsbad that give 100% of its proceeds back to the Carlsbad Unified School District .
School Site Contacts
Hours & Tuition
Distance Learning Care – Middle School Only
Our Distance Learning Care is for middle school students only. Elementary students may enroll in Hybrid Learning Care. Please select the best option(s) for your family. Full-day Holiday Care is also available during school breaks and holidays.
Monday – Friday
School Day: 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Full Day: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.Tuition: $875/month
Mon/ Wed/ Fri
Full Day: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Full Day: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.Tuition: $430/month
The procedures outlined comply with the Center for Disease Control guidelines for the State of California and are aligned with the Carlsbad Unified School District. We will continually monitor guidelines, update these procedures, and inform you of any changes.
We will check temperatures and conduct health screenings daily. Students or employees with temperatures 100.4 degrees will not be admitted.
Parents are required wear masks at drop off and pick up.
Drop off and pick up is intended to be brief and parents are asked not to enter classrooms. Social distancing is required.
Handwashing is highly recommended for all family members prior to drop off and when they return home.
Class Sizes & Social Distancing
We will follow CDC guidelines and update our protocols with their requirements.
Students will only socialize within their designated group and will not intermingle with the other students at Kids Care.
Group sizes will be limited based on guidelines and will not exceed 14 students per group
Per CDC regulations as of July 30th, classrooms are set up with socially distant student workspaces, 6 feet apart. Classroom, circle time and other activities are designed to be socially distant.
Facial Masks are currently required for student’s 3rd grade and above when inside the classroom.
Students 2nd grade and below are encouraged to wear masks. Masks are not required for any student during socially distant outdoor activities.
Staff and all adults are required to wear a mask.
Information regarding mask exemption can be found at sandiegocounty.gov.
Snack & Lunches
Students are required to bring a sack lunch and a bottle of water. Please note that school cafeterias are not open. We will provide a morning and afternoon snack. Due to Covid-19, water fountains are available for bottle refills only.
Weather permitting, students will have lunch outdoors.
To reduce contact between groups, bathrooms will be designated by group. When possible, groups will have their own dedicated bathroom. Alternatively, groups will have dedicated sinks and stalls.
Bathrooms will be sanitized every two hours, paying close attention to the most commonly touched areas.
COVID-19 Mitigation & Prevention Measures
What measures will be implemented on campus to ensure the safety of staff and students?
Cleaning and Disinfecting:
Kids Care/SOAR will take essential actions to create a physical environment that promotes student and staff safety through established protocols and procedures. These will include daily disinfection of areas used by students and staff, and focus on high-touch surfaces such as door handles and restrooms during the day.
As of July 17, 2020, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) requires all staff members to wear face coverings or face shields and requires all students in grades three and above to wear face coverings or face shields. Students in grades two and lower are strongly encouraged by CDPH to wear face coverings or face shields.
Hygiene practices will be reviewed regularly with students. We will teach and reinforce washing hands, avoiding contact with one’s eyes, nose, and mouth, and covering coughs and sneezes among students and staff. We are adding hand sanitizer stations to high traffic areas on all campuses. Kids Care/SOAR will continue to follow the California Department of Public Health guidelines and continue to collaborate with the San Diego County Public Health Agency for current guidelines on health measures.
At this time, temperature checks are required and will be administered at specific entry points for all students and staff. If a student or staff member has a temperature of 100.4 degrees or more, they will not be allowed onto the campus. If someone exhibits symptoms during the day, we will establish separate areas for them to wait to be picked up.
What will happen if a student or staff member develops a fever or symptoms while on campus?
If at any time during the school day a staff member develops a fever on campus, the staff member will be sent home.
A child who is ill and exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 will be isolated and supervised in a separate area until parents arrive to pick them up.
Will they be required to be tested for COVID-19?
Testing will not be required. However, symptomatic or sick staff members and students will not be allowed to return until they meet one of the following:
- Proof of negative viral test result (PCR only) if both fever and symptoms are gone (without fever-reducing meds) for 72 hours; or
- 10 days from the day symptom(s) first appeared, AND improved symptoms and no fever (or fever reducing meds) for the last 72 hours; or
- A licensed MD/DO/NP/PA (who manages the condition) confirms in writing the diagnosis of a chronic condition, and that the symptoms are unrelated to COVID-19.
Will parents, students, and staff be made aware if someone on campus tests positive for COVID-19?
Yes, following California Department of Public Health we will document/track incidents of possible exposure and notify local health officials, staff and families, immediately of any positive case of COVID-19 while maintaining confidentiality, as required under FERPA and state law related to the privacy of educational records.
What happens if a staff member or student tests positive? Will Kids Care/SOAR be closed for 14 days? Is there a procedure in place for quarantining in the event that a person on campus tests positive or in the case that a family member of a student or staff personnel tests positive?
In each instance, we will work with public health on whether a decision needs to be made to close. We will review context, contacts, and exposure to others to inform necessary next steps.
When a student or staff member tests positive for COVID-19 and has exposed others, we will implement the following steps:
- In consultation with the local public health department, we will decide whether the closure is warranted, including the length of time necessary, based on the risk level as determined by the local public health officer.
- Additional areas of the school visited by the COVID-19 positive individual may need to be closed temporarily for cleaning and disinfection.
- Maintain regular communications with the local public health department.
What if a family member that lives in the same home with a student or staff member tests positive for COVID? Staff and students who have recently had close contact with a person with COVID-19 should stay home and monitor their health.
Our school-day program supports our students academically. We will alternate between facilitating distance learning as assigned by your student’s classroom teacher and active outdoor activities to energize your student and keep them focused during the academic hours.
Our full-day program supports our students academically in the mornings. Afternoons incorporate STEAM enrichment programs and active outdoor activities. Please see our sample calendar for a sneak peek of activities!
Sample Schedule of STEAM & Outdoor Activities
Social Distancing FAQs
Click here to read the social distancing FAQs.
What Should I Know About Registering?
Enrollment is only valid for one year. Every student needs to re-register every year.
The $75 account registration fee is an annual payment to process and set-up your account. It does not go towards your Kids Care or SOAR payment.
Registration fees are non-refundable.
It takes three business days to process registration before your student can attend Kids Care. You will receive an email notification with the start date.
What Should I Do to Cancel Care?
We require a 15-day written notice on all cancellations. Please email your notice to KidsCare@CarlsbadEd.org.
Can I Split the Expenses on a Single Account?
No. If you want to split the expenses of student care, each person being billed needs to set up their own account and pay the $75.00 account registration fee per student.
Is Kids Care Open on School Breaks?
Kids Care does offer Holiday Care on days when school is closed for breaks or to observe federal holidays. Holiday Care requires a separate registration, found online.
Kids Care is closed on select holidays. Review the Kids Care calendar for those dates.
Where Do I Update My Information?
Please email KidsCare@CarlsbadEd.org with new information.
About Kids Care & SOAR
Kids Care and SOAR are the only student care programs in Carlsbad that give 100% of its proceeds back to the Carlsbad Unified School District for programs in music, STEAM, and educational innovation that benefit every student from kindergarten through graduation.
The Foundation is still committed to fully-funding programs your students knows and loves: FIRST robotics education, music education, environmental stewardship, Science Days and BizTown. Kids Care and SOAR proceeds help fund these inspiring programs.