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SOAR & Covid-19

Our top priority is the safety and well being of your student.

We are prepared to adapt our program, its locations, and hours to align with the Carlsbad Unified School District’s (CUSD) reopening plan and guidelines from San Diego County and California public health officials.

Register for SOAR today to reserve your students’ spot and allow us to safely plan group sizes and accommodate diverse schedules, ages, and needs.

We are currently registering under the assumption that there will be a full reopen on campus for all students and staff. If the CUSD makes changes to its elementary program to meet required limitations on capacity and/or spacing, we will also adjust our SOAR tuition and hours of operation to accommodate a hybrid in-person or distance learning model.

Please email Cheryl if you have any questions or concerns.

About SOAR

SOAR is known throughout Carlsbad for its experienced staff, varied enrichment offerings, and convenient onsite location. This middle school program is part of the high-quality, licensed after-school options that the Carlsbad Educational Foundation has provided for 21 years to students in the Carlsbad Unified School District. SOAR is licensed by the County of San Diego Community Care Licensing according to State of California Title 22. 

Note: Fall 2020 Registration Opens May 1, 2020.

Engaging, Experienced Team

SOAR team members are chosen for their experience working with middle school student. 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

“My daughter always looks forward to SOAR!”

– Parent, Valley Middle School

“SOAR makes going to school worth it!”

– Aiden, Student, Calavera Hills Middle School

“Every day at SOAR I get to hang out with friends!”

– Dominic, Student, Calavera Hills Middle School

Hours & Fees


Days: Monday-Friday (daily when CUSD is regularly in session)

Time: Immediately after school until 6 p.m.*

Note: We follow the CUSD school calendar and are closed during holidays and school breaks. Please see the SOAR calendar for details.


$255 per month | $12.50 hourly rate

100% of SOAR proceeds benefit Music, STEAM, and Innovation programs for Carlsbad public school students.

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 SOAR 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 SOAR Open on School Breaks?
SOAR is not open when school is closed for breaks or to observe federal holidays.
Where Do I Update My Information?

Please email all new information.

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