KIDS CARE

Student Care Onsite At Elementary School
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Winter Adventure

Carlsbad Kids Care is open 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. during winter break. You do not need to be enrolled in Kids Care to join these enriching days of fun, themed activities, and learning.

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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 and SOAR are the only student care programs in Carlsbad that give 100% of its proceeds back to the Carlsbad Unified School District .

NOTE: Please allow 48 hours to process your student’s enrollment. You must receive a confirmation email in order to start care. You are not enrolled until you receive the confirmation email.

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.

Safety is a Priority!

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.

Signing In

We will check temperatures and conduct health screenings daily. Students or employees with temperatures 100 degrees or higher will not be admitted.

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.

Face Coverings Policy

Students, staff, and visitors must wear face coverings when indoors. Masks are not required when outdoors.

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.

Face Coverings:

All students and staff are required to wear masks indoors.

Hygiene:

Hygiene practices are reviewed regularly with students and staff. We teach and reinforce washing hands, avoiding contact with one’s eyes, nose, and mouth, and covering coughs and sneezes. We have hand sanitizers in every room and high-traffic areas at every site. Kids Care/SOAR will continue to follow the California Department of Public Health guidelines in collaboration with the San Diego County Public Health Agency for current guidelines on health measures.

What will happen if a staff member or student develops Covid-19 symptoms while on campus?

If a staff member develops symptoms relevant to the Covid-19 virus, the staff member will be sent home. If a student develops symptoms, the parent or guardian will be notified, and the student will be isolated and supervised in a separate area until he or she can be picked up.

Will they be required to be tested for COVID-19?

Testing will not be required. However, symptomatic 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 document incidents of possible exposure and notify local health officials, staff and families, immediately of any positive case of Covid-19. We maintain confidentiality, as required under FERPA and state law related to the privacy of educational records.

Will Kids Care/SOAR be closed for 14 days if a student or staff member tests positive for Covid-19?

What if a family member of a student or staff tests positive?

In each instance, we will work with public health on whether we need 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-19?

Staff and students who have recently had close contact with a person with Covid-19 should stay home and monitor their health.

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.

*Club Kinder is an extension of kindergarten school hours. Schedules vary for Early Birds and Late Owls.

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

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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

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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