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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 (TKELP)
A new extended learning program developed just for TK students and in collaboration with our SCSD Preschool Program, is being offered to families that would like to enroll their child. More information about the program can be found by clicking on the link below.

Before and After School Care (K-5th Grade)
In addition to the TK Extended Learning Program, there are two additional choices for on-campus childcare 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 Assistance Available
We have additional opportunities for students 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)


Hello Transitional Kindergarten Families,

We are excited to introduce you to our new TK Extended Learning Program (TKELP) for our littlest students entering Transitional Kindergarten.  

In collaboration with our preschool program, TKELP is dedicated to enriching children's lives after school. We provide a fun, safe and welcoming place to spend time each day. Through daily physical activity and STEAM enrichment, children will explore, invent and discover new ways to create. We provide 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. 

Registration for the TK Extended Learning Program is now open! REGISTER here.

For more information, please reach out to our TKELP Program Supervisor, Jesse Torres, [email protected]

(650) 590-5966 or Preschool Director, Sue Dawley, if you have any questions about this new program at [email protected].

Hours of Operation/Program Schedules
TK Extended Learning Program is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 1:25-5:30 pm and on Wednesdays from 12:25-5:30 pm. All TK students will be picked up from their classroom immediately following the end of their school day and checked into the program by the supervising staff person.

TKELP Sample Schedule:

  • 1:25-2:30 - Outside time or rest/nap in preschool if needed
  • 2:30-2:45 - Snack (brought from home) 
  • 2:45-3:15 - Quiet downtime for reading and relaxing or activity centers 
  • 3:15-3:45 - Craft and enrichment, JaMaROO Kids music & dance class (bi-weekly)
  • 3:45-4:30 - Free choice stations, Makers, STEAM, Art
  • 4:30-5:15 - More outside time or continue free choice
  • 5:15-5:30 - Clean-up and goodbyes
    *schedule may differ from site to site

Monthly Tuition

We offer 5 different scheduling options for our families. You can attend 5-days or 3-days per week, for 4-hours or 2-hours per day, or enroll only in TK-Play for 1 hour after school (Wednesdays all students are released at 12:30 pm). Fees are pro-rated for ten (10) even, monthly payments for the 180 days we are open during the year. We also offer SCSD staff and sibling discounts. *For qualifying families, grant funding can help pay for tuition. Please reach out to our Program Supervisor for more information.

Monthly Tuition for TK Extended Learning Program

5 Days Per Week


Monthly Fee

4-Hours - 1:25-5:30 pm


2-Hours - 1:25-3:30 pm


3 Days Per Week

(Monday, Wednesday & Friday)

Monthly Fee

4-Hours - 1:25-5:30 pm


2-Hours - 1:25-3:30 pm



(Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)

Monthly Fee

1-Hour - 1:25-2:30 pm


                         *Prices subject to change

Our staff are school district employees and follow the same calendar as the District. Our program follows the school district calendar and is closed on non-student days. There is no additional discount for school holiday or break schedules. 

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 A.C.E. when they transition into Kindergarten the following year.

We will be available during the summer to answer any questions you may have. Please reach out to Jesse Torres, Program Supervisor, through email at [email protected] or by calling (650) 590-5928. 

Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of your child’s life. We are very excited to begin the new school year and are looking forward to a great program!

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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