• UPDATED July 2022


    If you have submitted your Intent to Enroll for 2022/23 but have not received a contract from your Site Manager that means that you are currently on the waitlist while we work to hire more staff. If you are in need of childcare for fall but have not heard from us, then we encourage you to explore alternative child care options. We regret that we cannot guarantee you a slot in our program. We will be in touch as soon as we have an opening for your child(ren). 

    If you know someone who might be a good fit to work for Kids Care, please direct them to our listings at edJoin.org (here) or send an email to Personnel Technician Sonya Wasden at swasden@oldadobe.org.


    Kids Care is Hiring!




    Kids Care Extended Learning Program Fees and Registration Paperwork: 

    Monthly Rates (Please note that the regular rates remain unchanged from 2021/2022):

    Intent to Enroll Forms (This form places your child on our WAITLIST) ENGLISH SPANISH

    Extra Registration Forms (One per child needed) ENGLISH SPANISH



    About the Kids Care Extended Learning Program 

    The OAUSD Child Development Department includes Bright Futures Preschool and the Kids Care Before School Program, Expanded Learning After School Program, and Summer Camp. It is our goal to provide a cohesive learning and care experience for OAUSD students and families, in order to support and augment the learning that takes place in the classroom.

    The Kids Care Before School, After School, and Summer Camp Programs provide high quality care, academic support, and enrichment to students in TK-6 grade in informal learning settings. Guided by the principals of Self-Determination Theory the program is designed to foster students’ feelings of confidence, creativity, competence, and community. Our Site Managers, Instructional Assistants, and Campus Aides work closely with OAUSD teachers to best meet each and every student’s academic, emotional, and behavioral needs using an equity-, trauma-, and PBIS-informed lens. 


    Our Program Handbook can be found here. Updates to our handbook to better reflect our program values coming soon!



    About the Kids Care Extended Learning Program Funding Sources

    The Kids Care Expanded Learning Program operations rely on a combination of grants (below) as well as family payments. Thank you for your support in keeping our program running strong in the service of families. 


    The Kids Care Programs at La Tercera Elementary and Miwok Valley Elementary are recipients of the ASES grant, which subsidizes some of the program fees for students enrolled at those two school sites:

    "The purpose of the After School Education and Safety (ASES) Program is to create incentives for establishing locally-driven Expanded Learning programs, including after school programs that partner with public schools and communities to provide academic and literacy support, and safe, constructive alternatives for youth. The ASES Program involves collaboration among parents, youth, and representatives from schools, governmental agencies, individuals from community-based organizations, and the private sector. 


    For the 2022/23 school year, the Kids Care Expanded Learning Programs at La Tercera and Miwok Valley are participants in the Child and Adult Care Food Program 

    "The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a federal program that provides reimbursements for nutritious meals and snacks to eligible children and adults who are enrolled for care at participating child care centers, day care homes, and adult day care centers. CACFP also provides reimbursements for meals served to children and youth participating in afterschool care programs, children residing in emergency shelters, and adults over the age of 60 or living with a disability and enrolled in day care facilities. CACFP contributes to the wellness, healthy growth, and development of young children and adults in the United States."

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider. Full USDA Nondiscrimination Statement here.


    Beginning in 2021/22 the Kids Care Expanded Learning Program is the recipient of funding through the Expanded Learning Opportunities Program. We are in the planning phase of implementing this grant. 


    Contact your Site Manager, the Director of Child Development Rebecca Hachmyer or Preschool Coordinator and Kids Care Program Assistant Carrie Kent to learn more about the Child Development Department and Kids Care!



    Kids Care Expanded Learning Program Locations & Site Manager Contact Information:


    La Tercera Kids Care, 1600 Albin Way, Petaluma, CA 94954

    Site Manager: Cynthia Granato; cgranato@oldadobe.org 



    Loma Visa Kids Care, 207 Maria Dr, Petaluma, CA 94954

    Site Manager: Katie Garcia; kgarcia@oldadobe.org



    Miwok Valley Kids Care, 1010 St. Francis Drive, Petaluma, CA 94954

    Site Manager: Connie Gibbs; cgibbs@oldadobe.org 



    Old Adobe Kids Care, 2856 Adobe Road, Petaluma, CA 94954

    Site Manager: Ariana Schwalbenberg; aschwalbenberg@oldadobe.org 



    Sonoma Mountain Kids Care, 1900 Rainier Cir, Petaluma, CA 94954

    Site Manager: Suzy Post; spost@oldadobe.org



    Child Development Department:

    Child Development Office 

    Loma Vista Immersion Academy

    207 Maria Drive, Petaluma, CA 94954


    Kids Care Program Assistant: 

    Carrie Kent 




    Kids Care Program Director:

    Rebecca Hachmyer

    rhachmyer@oldadobe.org (best way to get in touch)


     This institution is an equal opportunity provider.