INTRODUCTION TO KIDS CLUB
On behalf of the Pleasanton Unified School District and Program Staff, we would like to welcome you to Kids Club! Our program is part of the Pleasanton Unified School District and is administered by the Business Services Department.
The Kids Club program was established as a result of a coalition formed in 1985 by members of our community to help meet the needs of students after school in Pleasanton. Kids Club was proposed to provide a safe and caring place for students during the “out-of-school” time. Kids Club offers Kindergarten through fifth grade students a safe, fun, enriching, and nurturing environment. Children are offered a variety of curriculum choices each day as well as having daily opportunities to support their success in school.
Kids Club is staffed by qualified employees of the Pleasanton Unified School District. Kids Club staff meet both educational and experience requirements as established by Community Care Licensing and the State of California, Department of Education for school age child care.
Kids Club is a Before and After School Program administered by the Pleasanton Unified School District, and operates at the following Elementary Schools:
Alisal, Donlon, Fairlands, Hearst, Lydiksen, Mohr, Valley View, and Vintage Hills
The program hours are 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Monday—Friday (year round)
We are closed approximately 13 days a year (major holidays). See "Information for Families" for our current Holiday Schedule.
$650.00 for Kindergarten
$550.00 for 1st—5th Grades
Registration Fee: $150.00 per child (one-time)
Children are enrolled by the following priority policy and based on site needs:
Siblings of children currently enrolled
(A.M.) kindergarten children and siblings,
First graders and siblings, etc., in ascending order through completion of fifth grade in June
If the site is at full capacity, a waiting list is maintained.
A lottery for kindergarten enrollment is conducted annually following PUSD's Neighborhood School Registration. For students in 1st-5th grades, please contact your Kids Club site directly to get on their waiting list.
Children must be registered and/or attending the corresponding school in order to attend Kids Club at that school site.
It is our goal to provide a quality environment for students that provides for the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive growth of each student in a safe and comfortable environment that is staffed by caring adults. Through the structure of a stimulating environment, the staff facilitate the development of each student as they interact with materials, ideas, and people. The students are given space and time to investigate and discover. In curriculum planning, special emphasis is placed on self-esteem, character education, problem solving, and life skills.
For students, exciting projects and activities are planned each day that reinforce concepts that are learned during the school day in a fun way. This includes activities such as arts & crafts, cooking, sports, science, music, technology, language development, field trips, and social and cultural interchange. Kids Club follows a hands-on, inquiry-based curriculum model which incorporates the ideas from both the students and the staff. We feel that a student-centered program is most appropriate, and this allows the greatest opportunity for exploration, discussion, and student and staff interactions. Kids Club staff plan activities based on the students’ interests and our goals for their learning content and skills.
For parents/guardians, the program provides a safe, enriching, and caring place for your child. The staff plan activities to address each aspect of your child’s development. Each site has a parent information area and opportunities for parent participation through planned socials, and parent functions. We believe in a working partnership with parents and families to provide the type of program that best promotes development of skills in all of the developmental domains, encourages the development of independence, and promotes diverse cultural values and acceptance.
Kids Club shall provide equal access to and shall not unlawfully discriminate based on actual race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, or genetic information; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics and against students who are members of special populations. Special populations include, but are not limited to, students with disabilities; students from economically disadvantaged families, including foster youth; students preparing for nontraditional fields; single parents and single pregnant females; displaced homemakers; and students with limited English proficiency. (20 USC 2302, 2354, 2373)
(cf. 0410 - Nondiscrimination in District Programs and Activities)
(cf. 1312.3 - Uniform Complaint Procedures)
Confidentiality of Service
The use or disclosure of any information maintained in the family file concerning enrolled children and their families will be limited to the purposes directly connected with the administration of the Kids Club program. No other use of this information shall be made without prior written consent from the enrolling parent(s)/legal guardian.