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CARD After School Programs (ASP)

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 fee for kinder is $17.50 per day and for 1-5th grades is $12 per day. CARD does not pro-rate for days unattended.

Program Details: For program details, click here to view the 21/22 Parent Handbook. Children must be able to use the restroom independently to participant in the program.

Enrollment: As space in the program comes available, we will reach out to families on our waiting list. To add your child to our waiting list for the 2021-2022 school year, click HERE. If you need care in future years, the waitling list will open on April 1st each year for the following school year. 

 

Enrollment Details for 2021-2022 School Year

The CUSD School Board has officially voted to return to full in-person instruction for the 2021/2022 school year. CARD will once again be offering our after school program, however the number of children we will be able to serve at the beginning of the school year will be reduced due to COVID 19 restrictions and staffing limitations. If your child(ren) were enrolled for August 2020 (traditional, not AM/PM) your child(ren) will be placed in a lottery for the available spots at your school location. We will randomly select as many children as we can offer care for and families will be notified of their enrollment status after the lottery date. 

Lottery Information:

  • May 9- Deadline to notify CARD if your child has moved schools or is no longer in need of after school care for the 21/22 school year. 
  • May 17- Families will be notified via email of lottery results by Monday, May 17th.
  • May 31- If offered a spot from the lottery, registration information will be emailed and the deadline to register online will be Monday, May 31st. If you do not register by the deadline, your spot in the program will be forfeited and will be offered to the next family on the list.
  • After the first round of the lottery, as spots come available, we will continue to enroll families from the lottery.
  • Once all families from the lottery are offered spots, enrollment priority will be as follows:
  1. Children who have been enrolled in the 20/21 AM/PM child supervision programs
  2. Children on the After School Program Waiting List

 

FAQs:

What happens if I am not offered a spot for my child?

If you are not offered a spot during the first round of the lottery, we will continue to enroll families as spots come available.

 

Will more spots be available later in the year?

Yes, our goal is to accommodate as many families as we can based on state guidelines and staff availability.

 

How do I register if I utilize Valley Oak Childrens Services?

If you are offered a spot and utilize Valley Oak, please contact Jordan at the CARD office for registration information prior to the deadline.

 

Can siblings register?

If you are offered a spot and have siblings that need to be added, please contact Jordan at the CARD office for assistance.

 

What if I only need care for a few days per week, not Monday through Friday?

Currently, our only enrollment option is 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. As we do not have attendance requirements, you may use the program as needed and only send your child to the program on days you need care. CARD does not pro-rate for days unattended.

 

 

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!”