We continue to be hard at work building our Kids Care teams for fall and we are excited to be welcoming several new Site Managers to our Child Development Department. As we secure staffing at each school site we are alerting families that they have a spot in the program. These spots are based upon our ratios and the order in which Intent to Enroll paperwork was received by our office in spring.
If you have not heard from us at this time it means that we cannot guarantee your child(ren) a spot in our program at this time. We are in the process of hiring additional staff and we will be reaching out to more families as soon as we possibly can.
Intent to Enroll Paperwork: We are still accepting Intent to Enroll paperwork from families who are interested in a spot on the waitlist for Kids Care in the 2021/2022 school year. We regret that this paperwork does not guarantee your child(ren) a spot in the program but you will be waitlisted in the order that this paperwork is received by our office.
Where to Get/Where to Submit: You can access Intent to Enroll paperwork at the tabs to the left and at the link below, contact Program Assistant Carrie Kent at (707)765-4366 to arrange to pick up a hard copy from the Child Development Office housed at Loma Vista Immersion Academy. Please return your paperwork via email to email@example.com or via hardcopy to Carrie Kent at Loma Vista Immersion Academy.
One Reg/Medical Form for Each Child: Please fill out a Registration/Medical form for EVERY child you plan to enroll. There are extra blank Registration/Medical forms at the link above.
Enrollment Fee: If you paid a fee back in Spring 2020 it carries over and you do not need to pay another fee. If you had not yet paid an enrollment fee for the upcoming school year, you will need to do so upon acceptance into the program. Thank you!
Program Fees: The Kids Care program fees for La Tercera & Miwok Valley and for Old Adobe, Loma Vista, & Sonoma Mountain can all be found on the tables included in the Intent to Enroll packets at the link above. Please note that the value of the Kids Care program-- and the cost to run the program-- is virtually the same at all five sites. Different sites have different program fees because of grants designed to subsidize family fees at qualifying school sites (see below).
We look forward to seeing you and your child(ren) in Fall and wish you a happy, safe, and healthy summer.
Rebecca Hachmyer, Director of Child Development
About the Kids Care Extended Learning Program
The OAUSD Child Development Department includes Bright Futures Preschool and the Kids Care Before School Program, After School Program, and Summer Camp. It is our goal to provide a cohesive education 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 Distance Learning Support Programs provide high quality care, academic support, and enrichment to students in K-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.
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.
The Kids Care Programs at La Tercera Elementary and Miwok Valley Elementary 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.
Contact 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!