Kids Care Scholarships

Provides assistance for a family in financial need.
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Young children in our community need help with learning after having two interrupted school years and they need a safe space to go and get back on track.

The good news is that you can help!

You can gift a Kids Care scholarship for an elementary student whose family is in financial need and expand our scholarship fund to help students on school breaks. Your gift also supports all the work of Carlsbad Educational Foundation.

Help a student in need. 

A child who does not have a safe space to learn can have a hard time completing homework, making friends, and growing up prepared for college or a living wage job. I don’t want that to happen, and neither do you.

Your gift will provide a scholarship to put a child on the right track and help their entire family. Your gift also supports all the work of Carlsbad Educational Foundation.

Do you need a scholarship?

Kids Care Scholarships helps discount the monthly Kids Care tuition. A percentage of tuition assistance is discounted based on financial need.

“Kids Care scholarships are a life-saver. It’s helped my son, Gabriel, have a safe space to go while I work,” parent Samantha Goodwin said recently.

“I’m a single mom and a caregiver for a veteran who is paraplegic and on bed rest. I am also a full-time college student. Without Kids Care, I’d be stuck taking classes online or bringing Gabriel to work while I watch him.

The scholarship that we receive helps tremendously and takes a weight off me. Childcare is expensive and I can’t afford to pay one person for a few hours a day.

Also, the Kids Care staff is amazing. My son’s not the easiest to deal with and the staff make him feel welcomed and teach him how to participate with his kindergarten class. Gabriel likes socializing, playing outside, and making crafts.

I’m grateful for the program and the staff they hire because of their acceptance, patience, and willingness to help Gabriel.

- Samantha Goodwin, Parent

Learn More About Kids Care

Kids Care is the only elementary student care program in Carlsbad to 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.