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COVID-19 Guidelines & Directives


On March 19, 2020, the California State Public Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health ordered all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence.

During the period of school closures and while our programs are temporarily suspended, our offices will be closed, and our team will be working limited schedules remotely.

For a question regarding your SOAR account, please email Cheryl Freeman. If you have other questions please contact a staff member.

We value our clients and our community and are committed to responding to each of your questions and requests.

We appreciate your patience in these unprecedented times.

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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