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After School Programs

Looking for a safe and fun place to sen​​d your children after school? If so, CARD’s After School Program is the place for you! In addition to time for homework, arts, crafts, games, and free play, children will have time to socialize and build friendships.

Locations: On elementary school campuses- Blue Oak, Emma Wilson*, Hooker Oak, Little Chico Creek*, Marigold, Neal Dow*, Parkview*, Rosedale*, Shasta, Sierra View

Grades: Kinder-5th grades (Kinder is a separate program from the 1-5th program)

Times: The programs are offered Monday through Friday from the time children are released from school until 6:00pm.

Fees: Billing is on a month to month basis. Monthly fees vary based on the number of days of care. The 2022/23 school year fee for kinder is $19.00 per day and for 1-5th grades is $13.50 per day. CARD does not pro-rate for days unattended.

Program Details: For program details, click here to view the Parent Handbook. Children must be able to use the restroom independently to participant in the program.

Enrollment:

  • 2022/23 School Year- Click HERE to add your child to the 2022/23 school year waiting list. Most programs are currently full. We will enroll new families from the waiting list as spots come available.
  • 2023/24 School Year- The waiting list for the 2023/24 school year will open at 8:00am on April 1, 2023. Families who were enrolled in the program for the 2022/23 school year have priority to reenroll. We will start enrolling new families from the waiting list in June for the open spots. If you would like to receive a reminder email when the waiting list opens, please click here.
  • Future Years- If you need care in future years, the waiting list will open on April 1st each year for the following school year. If you are not offered a spot in the program and would like to stay on for future years, you will need to re-add to the waiting list each year.

CLICK HERE TO ADD YOUR CHILD TO THE 2022/23 AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM WAITING LIST

 

*Chico Unified BLAST After School Programs for 2022/23

Locations: Citrus, Chapman, Emma Wilson, Little Chico Creek, McManus, Neal Dow, Parkview, Rosedale

The 1-5th grade after school program at the above locations is called BLAST. Chico Unified is the main administrator of the BLAST after school program and works collaboratively with CARD to provide after school care. The majority of the children are enrolled through Chico Unified at no cost and CARD provides limited fee based spots. Click here to find more information about BLAST:  http://bit.ly/CusdBLAST

 

Parent Testimonials

"We have been so pleased with the after school program! Our child always says what a fun time he has! The teachers have all been kind, caring and consistent with their teaching and guidance."

"My child always looks forward to the CARD After School Program and is even disappointed to leave when I come pick her up. The staff is always engaged with kids and appears to truly enjoy their work. I am grateful for this program and all of the activities for the kids, especially homework help. Thanks also for the very reasonable price!"

"I just wanted to express my gratitude for a wonderful start to the school year.  The CARD staff are excellent!  My children love coming every day.  My youngest child just started this year and the staff made her feel comfortable immediately.  I couldn't ask for more for my children.  Every time I pick up they are always engrossed in activities with their friends and the leaders.  And we always look forward to the Kids Clubs on Fridays.  Thank you to everyone's hard work that goes into this excellent program!"

"CARD has helped my son improve his social skills, build his team work skills and participate in things he has never done. The leaders are fun, engaging and responsible. Thank you!"

"Thank you for providing such a great program. We really love that the kids must do homework. This really helps the parents out. We really like that common rules and respect for the staff is enforced. We also like the many activities that our children have to participate in. Thanks again." 

"My child always looks forward to the CARD After School Program and is even disappointed to leave when I come pick her up. The staff is always engaged with kids and appears to truly enjoy their work. I am grateful for this program and all of the activities for the kids, especially homework help. Thanks also for the very reasonable price!"

“The CARD after school program has exceeded my expectations for after school childcare. It is affordable, safe care that my children love! That is a win for our whole family. We appreciate all that CARD offers and will use your programs for years to come!”