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Afterschool & Extended Learning Programs


The demand for quality education and reliable childcare has never been higher. SCSD Extended Learning Programs serve as a vital space, addressing the unique needs of dual-income working families. Our facilities offer a safe and enriching environment where children can continue to learn, explore, and grow outside of traditional school hours. Having dedicated space for each of our programs is critical to its success.

For parents juggling the demands of their careers, extended-day programming provides a reassuring solution. It ensures that children receive not only academic support but also a range of engaging activities that promote social, emotional, and cognitive development. This dedicated space becomes a bridge between school and home, fostering a seamless transition that minimizes stress for both parents and children.

By offering extended hours of care and educational engagement, it eases the challenges faced by working parents, allowing them to pursue their professional aspirations without compromising on the quality of their children's education and well-being.

The San Carlos School District partners with several different providers for before and after school care. Below is some useful information with links to these organizations for a deeper knowledge and understanding of the programs and times being offered.

Transitional Kindergarten Extended Learning Program (Transitional Kindergarten Only)
Come join our TK Early Learning Program for our Transitional Kindergarten students. SCSD offers an enriching, extended-day program that is appropriate for our littlest students. TKELP is open from the end of the school day until 5:30 pm. More information about the program can be found by clicking on the link below.

Before and After School Care (K-5th Grade)
There are two additional choices for on-campus childcare for K-5th grade if your schedule requires an earlier drop-off or later pick-up - ACE and San Carlos Belmont Afterschool. Please refer to the websites listed below for more information and reach out to these providers for more information.

Enrichment Classes (TK-5th Grade)
We offer a variety of after school enrichment classes on our campuses, immediately after school. Scroll down to view offerings.

Extended Learning Program (ELOP) Assistance Available

SCSD has funding available to support students wishing to participate in our Extended Learning Programs, both before and after school. If you believe your child would benefit from attending one of our before or afterschool programs, grant funding is available to help pay for tuition for qualifying families. Please reach out to Jesse Torres, Program Supervisor, through email at [email protected] for more information.




Transitional Kindergarten Extended Learning Program (TKELP)


Welcome TK families! We are excited to welcome you to our TK Extended Learning Program (TKELP) for our littlest students entering Transitional Kindergarten.  

We have a unique, fee-based extended learning program developed just for TK students and in collaboration with our SCSD Early Learning Center/Preschool Program. TKELP is dedicated to enriching TK student's lives after school. TKELP provides a fun, safe and welcoming place for our littlest learners to spend time each day. Through daily physical activity, Legarza sports, JamaRoo Kids Dance and STEAM enrichment, children will explore, invent and discover new ways to create. TEKLP provides a developmentally appropriate space with enriching activities where students can thrive. 

The program is available at all four elementary schools - Arundel, Brittan Acres, Heather, and White Oaks. More information about the program can be found by visiting the TKELP website.

Registration for the TK Extended Learning Program is now open!
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For more information, reach out to our  Program Supervisor, Jesse Torres, [email protected]

(650) 590-5966.

TK to Kindergarten Priority
We know it's important for families to have extended day help beyond the TK year, so we have partnered with the ACE Afterschool Program to give our TKELP students priority into ACE when they transition into Kindergarten the following year.

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Afterschool Care Enrichment (ACE) Program (K - 5th Grade)


We are excited to announce (ACE) Afterschool Care Enrichment is merging with SMARTE and now operating on our elementary campuses as well as our upper elementary campuses! Afterschool Care Enrichment, also known as ACE is a new licensed After School program (pending licensing) founded by Eve Daskalakis who has served families in the San Carlos Childcare Community since 2008. ACE will provide a familiar family-oriented program where students feel safe, at home, challenged, and excited to be a part of each day.


K-3rd Grade Elementary Programs - Arundel, Brittan Acres, Heather & White Oaks - https://www.acesancarlos.com/k-3rd-programs.html


4th-5th Grade Upper Elementary Programs - Arroyo & Mariposa - https://www.acesancarlos.com/4th-5th-programs.html


Please visit the ACE website for detailed program information at www.acesancarlos.com or feel free to reach out to Eve Daskalakis directly at Email - [email protected] - Phone: 650-931-4007.








San Carlos Belmont Afterschool Program (TK-3rd Grade)


San Carlos Belmont After School is a private school-aged childcare company that began in 1981. With a fully-licensed staff that meets California State Department of Social Service requirements as well as advanced training in early childhood education, safety, and health-related issues. Each center has its own 2400 square foot classroom and unlimited access to the playground area of the school it serves.


Children come to the After School program directly after their school day ends and stay until their parents can pick them up after work. After school closes at 6:00 pm.


Looking for a morning program? After School also offers a Breakfast Club program from 7:30 am until the beginning of the school day.  Late bird Kindergarten students can attend until their day begins at 9:25 am.


Need kid coverage during summer and school holidays? You don’t have to be in After School during the academic year to attend either the summer program (Kamparama) or any Holiday program (Spring Break, Presidents’ Week, Winter Break, Thanksgiving week.)


Visit the San Carlos Belmont After School website for more information.

After School Enrichment Image
We offer a variety of after school enrichment classes on our campuses, immediately after school. Students can be dismissed directly to these classes by their teachers (or after checking in at TKELP, ACE or San Carlos Belmont After School), as the classes take place on campus. Please click on the provider links below for more information on class dates, times and registration.
Hummingbird Music School
Lando Lego Engineering