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About Us

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 opportunity to have a safe, fun, and inspiring experience.

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, the San Diego Botanic Garden, and BizTown because of Kids Care proceeds.

Engaging, Experienced Team

Every Kids Care site has an experienced, licensed team managed by an onsite site director. Team members are chosen for their experience and passion for working with students. Each 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.


What Our Families are Saying

“Kids Care is a wonderful combination of fun & learning!”

– Parent, Hope Elementary

hOURS & TUition

Our student care programs offer hourly options to accommodate a variety of schedules. Please select the best option(s) for your family. Full-day Holiday Care is also available during school breaks and holidays.

*Club Kinder is an extension of kindergarten school hours. Schedules vary for Early Birds and Late Owls.
Early release schedules are included in start times (ex. Thursday, early release and parent conferences).

Kids Care, Grades 1-5

Kids Care AM

Monday – Friday
7 a.m. – 8 a.m.

Tuition: $160

Kids Care PM

Monday – Friday
2:30 p.m. – 6:25 p.m.

Tuition: $380

Kids Care AM/PM

Monday – Friday
7 a.m. – 8 a.m.
2:30 p.m. – 6:25 p.m.

Tuition: $420

Club Kinder, Grades TK & K

Club Kinder

Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.*

Tuition: $340

Club Kinder + Kids Care AM

Monday – Friday
7 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.*

Tuition: $400

Club Kinder + Kids Care PM

Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 6:25 p.m.*

Tuition: $555

Club Kinder + Kids Care AM/PM

Monday – Friday
7 a.m. – 6:25 p.m.*

Tuition: $605

SOAR, Grades 6-8


Monday – Friday
Begins immediately after school until 6 p.m.

Tuition: $255 per month





Critical Thinking

Student Care 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 a one-time 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

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.

Do You Offer a Part-Time Kids Care Program?
Due to limited space we only offer a full-time (5 days a week) program during the school year. You can use the program less days, however your fees will still reflect the full-time care.
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 all new information.

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