Expanded Learning Program

Kids Club and Panther Club  


On behalf of the Pleasanton Unified School District and Program Staff, we would like to welcome you to Kids Club and Panther Club!  Our programs are part of the Pleasanton Unified School District and are administered by the Student Support Services Department.

The Expanded Learning Opportunities Program (ELO-P) provides funding from the California Department of Education for afterschool and summer school enrichment programs for transitional kindergarten through sixth grade. Kids Club and Panther Club are The Expanded Learning Programs in PUSD.  Kids Club and Panther Club are staffed by trained and qualified district employees. The programs include enrichment, academic support, and a healthy snack.

“Expanded learning” means before school, after school, summer, or intersession learning programs that focus on developing the academic, social, emotional, and physical needs and interests of pupils through hands-on, engaging learning experiences. It is the intent of the CA Legislature that expanded learning programs are pupil-centered, results driven, include community partners, and complement, but do not replicate, learning activities in the regular school day and school year.

We operate at the following Elementary Schools:

High Needs Students have first priority for enrollment. High Needs Students include:

Unhoused families or children in Foster Care

Economically Disadvantaged

English Language Learners (EL)  

A limited number of full fee tuition pay slots are available. Fees for Tuition Pay Families are as follows:

$650.00 for Kindergarten

$550.00 for 1st—5th Grades

Registration Fee: $150.00 per child (one-time)

If the site is at full capacity, a waiting list is maintained.

Children must be registered and/or attending the corresponding school in order to attend Kids Club at that school site.

Program Philosophy

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. 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.

Non-Discrimination Policy

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.