KIDS CARE

Child Care for Elementary Students
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About Us

Convenient, Affordable, Quality Care.

Kids Care delivers convenient, affordable, quality care right at your elementary school! We strive to enrich every student’s educational experience and personal development through curriculum-based programs, homework club, age-appropriate activities and more. The care of every student is our top priority. Our experienced staff is licensed through the State of California and we guarantee a student-staff ratio of 14:1. Every child is given attention and the opportunity to have a safe, fun, and inspiring experience.

Please Note: Enrollment is not guaranteed. We add students to Kids Care based on availability at the elementary school site. We are working hard to expand our program and offer the schedule and site you need.

Reasons to Join!

Quality of Care

Licensed staff have extensive training including early childhood development coursework. Our programs are in person and on the elementary school campuses.

Engaging Experience

Students will experience enriching activities and movement outside. Students will be grouped with school peers from their grades to socialize and build friendships. 

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Convenience

Our onsite program is the affordable, safe, and convenient option! No extra transportation is required.

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Academic Partner

Our student care programs will have a staff liaison who will communicate with each school and grade level to address academic needs.

Kids Care is the only student care programs in Carlsbad that give 100% of its proceeds back to the Carlsbad Unified School District .

NOTE: You must receive a confirmation email in order to start care. You are not enrolled until you receive the confirmation email and a confirmed start date.

Engaging, Experienced Team

Every Kids Care site has an experienced, licensed team managed by an onsite coordinator. Team members are chosen for their experience and passion for working with students. Kids Care teachers must have college course units in Education and/or Recreation. In addition, we offer ongoing training in communication, curriculum, discipline, and First Aid/CPR certification.

Our Kids Care. Our Schools. Our Community

Kids Care is the only before-and-after school program in Carlsbad that gives 100% of its proceeds back to the Carlsbad Unified School District for programs in music, STEAM, and educational innovation that benefits every student from kindergarten through graduation. Your elementary student will experience FIRST robotics education, weekly music education, trips to Agua Hedionda Lagoon, BizTown, and more because of Kids Care proceeds.

Site Contact Information

Aviara Oaks

Site Coordinator: Eloisa Ortiz

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (760) 331-6028

Buena Vista

Site Coordinator: Amiee Schmidt

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (760) 331-5426

Calavera Hills

Site Coordinator: Brandy Velasco

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (760) 331-6315

Hope

Site Coordinator: Emma Shalom

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (760) 331-5931

Jefferson

Site Coordinator: Yeny Ortiz

Email: [email protected]

Kelly

Site Coordinator: Izabella Romo

Email: [email protected]

Magnolia

Site Coordinator: Saira Salazar

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (760) 331-5604

Pacific Rim

Site Coordinator: Ruby Solis

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (760) 929-1775

Poinsettia

Site Coordinator: Gwen LaForey

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (760) 331-6580

Safety is a Priority!

Kids Care takes essential actions to create a physical environment that promotes student and staff safety through established protocols and procedures. We comply with the State of California guidelines and are aligned with the Carlsbad Unified School District. We continually monitor guidelines, update our procedures, and will inform you of any changes.

For Covid-19 mitigation and prevention measures, please see the COVID-19 Decision Trees for K-12 Schools that is published by the San Diego County Office of Education. As of March 14, 2022, all students are permitted to wear a mask if they so choose, but masks are not required.

Hours & Tuition

We can accommodate a variety of schedules. Please select the best option for your family. Full-day Adventures are also available during school breaks and holidays for an additional daily fee.

*Club Kinder is an extension of kindergarten school hours. Schedules vary for Early Birds and Late Owls. Register for the Kinder schedule you requested with CUSD. If that changes, email [email protected] as soon as you know. We'll accommodate your schedule's change!

Grades 1-5

Kids Care AM

Monday - Friday
7 a.m. – 8 a.m.

Tuition: $170 per month

Kids Care PM

Monday - Friday
2:20 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Tuition: $395 per month

Kids Care AM/PM

Monday - Friday
7 a.m. – 8 a.m.
2:20 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Tuition: $450 per month

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Early Birds

For students who start school at approximately 8 a.m.

Early Bird AM

Monday - Friday
7 a.m. – 8 a.m.

Tuition: $170 per month

Early Bird 'AM Learning'

Monday - Friday
11:20 a.m. – 2:20 p.m.

Tuition: $350 per month

Early Bird AM + 'AM Learning'

For students who need morning care and school-day care

Monday - Friday
7 a.m. - 8 a.m.
11:20 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.

Tuition: $410 per month

Early Bird 'Afterschool'

Monday - Friday
11:20 a.m. – 6 p.m.*

Tuition: $575

Early Bird 'Full Day'

Monday - Friday
7 a.m. - 8 a.m.
11:20 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Tuition: $625

TK & K

Late Owls

For students who start school at approximately 10:15 a.m.

Late Owls AM

Monday - Friday
7 a.m. – 8 a.m.

Tuition: $170 per month

Late Owls 'PM Learning'

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
1:20 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.

Tuition: $350 per month

Late Owls AM + 'PM Learning'

For students who need morning care and school-day care

Monday - Friday
7 a.m. – 10 a.m.
1:20 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.

Tuition: $410 per month

Late Owls 'Afterschool'

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
1:20 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Tuition: $575

Late Owls 'Full Day'

Monday - Friday
7 a.m. - 10 a.m.
1:20 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Tuition: $625

2022-23 School Year

Hours & Tuition

2022-23 School Year 

Kids Care Calendar

Grades 1-5

Kids Care AM

Monday - Friday
7 a.m. – 8 a.m.

Tuition: $195 per month

Kids Care PM

Monday - Friday
2:20 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Tuition: $410 per month

Kids Care AM/PM

Monday - Friday
7 a.m. – 8 a.m.
2:20 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Tuition: $495 per month

TK & K

Early Birds

For students who start school at approximately 8 a.m.

Early Bird AM

Monday - Friday
7 a.m. – 8 a.m.

Tuition: $195 per month

Early Bird 'AM Learning'

Monday - Friday
11:20 a.m. – 2:20 p.m.

Tuition: $365 per month

Early Bird AM + 'AM Learning'

For students who need morning care and school-day care

Monday - Friday
7 a.m. - 8 a.m.
11:20 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.

Tuition: $455 per month

Early Bird 'Afterschool'

Monday - Friday
11:20 a.m. – 6 p.m.*

Tuition: $590

Early Bird 'Full Day'

Monday - Friday
7 a.m. - 8 a.m.
11:20 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Tuition: $670

TK & K

Late Owls

For students who start school at approximately 10:15 a.m.

Late Owls AM

Monday - Friday
7 a.m. – 8 a.m.

Tuition: $195 per month

Late Owls 'PM Learning'

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
1:20 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.

Tuition: $365 per month

Late Owls AM + 'PM Learning'

For students who need morning care and school-day care

Monday - Friday
7 a.m. – 10 a.m.
1:20 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.

Tuition: $455 per month

Late Owls 'Afterschool'

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
1:20 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Tuition: $590

Late Owls 'Full Day'

Monday - Friday
7 a.m. - 10 a.m.
1:20 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Tuition: $670

STEAM & Outdoor Activities!

Our after-school program offers academic support in line with your student’s in-person learning schedule. Once the school day is done, students engage in outdoor play, STEAM activities, and enriching experiences.

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