KIDS CARE & SOAR

Flexible Student Care Options Aligned with the Carlsbad Unified School District
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We’re Here for You.

We at the Carlsbad Educational Foundation recognize the recent decision to start school with distance learning is challenging and we are here to help! Our Kids Care and SOAR programs are the convenient, affordable, quality care you and your student deserve.

Quality of Care

Additionally, as a licensed care provider staff have extensive training including early childhood development coursework.

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

 Onsite, affordable, and flexible options make it easy! Transitions to in-person or hybrid learning models are seamless and will not require transportation.

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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 .

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Hours & Tuition

Distance Learning

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.

Full Week

Monday – Friday

School Day: 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Tuition: $575/month
Full Day: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Tuition: $875/month

Partial Week

*Available only for Full Day.

Mon/ Wed/ Fri

Full Day: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Tuition: $620/month

 

Tues/ Thurs

Full Day: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Tuition: $430/month

Hours & Tuition

In-Person Learning

These hours and tuition are for when we return to a traditional in-person school model.
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/month

Kids Care PM

Monday – Friday
2:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Tuition: $380/month

Kids Care AM/PM

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

Tuition: $420/month

Club Kinder, Grades TK & K

Club Kinder

Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.*

Tuition: $340/month

Club Kinder + Kids Care AM

Monday – Friday
7 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.*

Tuition: $400/month

Club Kinder + Kids Care PM

Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.*

Tuition: $555/month

Club Kinder + Kids Care AM/PM

Monday – Friday
7 a.m. – 6 p.m.*

Tuition: $605/month

SOAR, Grades 6-8

SOAR

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

Tuition: $255/month

Safety Protocols

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 100.4 degrees will not be admitted.

Parents are required wear masks at drop off and pick up.

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 Ration & Social Distancing

We will follow CDC guidelines and update our protocols with their requirements.

Students will only socialize within their designated group and will not intermingle with the other students at Kids Care.

Group sizes will be limited based on guidelines.

Per CDC regulations as of July 30th, classrooms are set up with socially distant student workspaces. Classroom, circle time and other activities are designed to be socially distant.

Facial Masks

Facial Masks are currently required for student’s 3rd grade and above when inside the classroom.

Students 2nd grade and below are encouraged to wear masks. Masks are not required for any student during socially distant outdoor activities.

Staff and all adults are required to wear a mask.

Information regarding mask exemption can be found at sandiegocounty.gov.

Snack & Lunches

Students are required to bring a sack lunch and a bottle of water. Please note that school cafeterias are not open. We will provide a morning and afternoon snack. Due to Covid-19, water fountains are available for bottle refills only.

Weather permitting, students will have lunch outdoors.

Bathrooms

To reduce contact between groups, bathrooms will be designated by group. When possible, groups will have their own dedicated bathroom. Alternatively, groups will have dedicated sinks and stalls.

Bathrooms will be sanitized every two hours, paying close attention to the most commonly touched areas.

Sample Schedule

All times and activities are subject to change based on your student’s class schedule.

 

7:30 am – 7:50 am
Check-In (Safety Protocols & Chromebook Log-In)
8 am – 10 am
Academic Support
  • Students attend live Zoom with classroom teacher, as scheduled
  • Students complete assigned guided practice
  • Group academic activities will be offered if time permits
10 am – 10:20 am
Break & Snack

 

10:20 am – 11:50 am
Academic Support
11:50 am – 12:30 PM

Lunch & Outdoor Activities
12:30 pm – 1 pm
Academic Support
1 pm
School Day Student Care Ends
1 pm – 2 pm
Outdoor Activities
2 pm – 3 pm
STEAM Enrichment
3 pm – 4 pm
Snack & Outdoor Activities
4 pm – 5:30 pm
Academic Support & STEAM Enrichment
NEW Social Distancing FAQs

Click here to read the social distancing 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 an annual 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 KidsCare@CarlsbadEd.org.

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.

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 KidsCare@CarlsbadEd.org with new information.

About Kids Care & SOAR

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 for programs in music, STEAM, and educational innovation that benefit every student from kindergarten through graduation.

The Foundation is still committed to fully-funding programs your students knows and loves: FIRST robotics education, music education, environmental stewardship, Science Days and BizTown. Kids Care and SOAR proceeds help fund these inspiring programs.