Livermore Area Recreation and Park District's Extended Student Services (ESS) is a licensed child development program serving children TK through fifth grade in Livermore.
ESS provides enriching curriculum developed by staff and children using Project Based Learning. This method of learning identifies children's interests based on what they want to learn and what they already know and how it all fits together with active hands-on experiences. KidzLit and KidzMath, created by the Developmental Studies Center for after school programs, are fan favorites along with NPAS Science Activities, developed specifically for afterschool programs by The Education Development Center, Inc to provide engaging STEM activities.
Outdoor time offers interest areas for children including investigating insects, group games to enhance sportsmanship, music and movement along with soccer, basketball, and kickball among others. For those who enjoy a calmer outside time, reading, drawing, music, and chalk art is available along with free choice activities.
We are located on the following Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District campuses: Arroyo Seco, Croce, Jackson, Michell, Smith, and Sunset. Our regular hours of operation during the school year are 7 - 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 - 6:00 p.m.. We are also open during school breaks, release days, and summer vacation from 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.. The program typically closes on State and District holidays, including three (3) summer workdays. Tuition for the 2022-2023 school year is $600 per month for the program, which includes school release days, spring, and winter breaks. There is no tuition increase for students attending Transitional Kindergarten or Kindergarten. Tuition for summer remains the same as the current school year rate.
Many of our school site programs have a wait list due to the high demand in enrollment. We encourage you to fill out the attached Wait List Form to be added to our program's waiting list; once the form has been completed, please click on the submit button at the bottom of the form and it will be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Wait List Forms will be reviewed and determined based on submission and open availability. As spots open, a Program Coordinator will contact you to move forward with our enrollment process.
Families have the opportunity to meet with an Eligibility Specialist to determine if they qualify for financial assistance. Financial assistance is also determined on the availability of space at the site and the availability of the funding source.
Many of our school site programs have a wait list due to the high demand in enrollment. We encourage you to fill out the attached Wait List Form to be added to our program's waiting list. Once the form has been completed, please click on the submit button at the bottom of the form and it will be emailed to email@example.com. Wait List Forms will be reviewed and determined based on submission and open availability. As spots open, a Program Coordinator will contact you to move forward with our enrollment process.
Site coordinators will call families when there is an opening at your home school program. You will then be instructed regarding the next steps.
Waiting list times vary from school to school. Program Coordinators automatically enroll when space becomes available. Popular schools may have an extensive wait list but we do our best to serve as many students as we can.
You may decline the spot one time and keep your original enrollment date for one year. If you decline a spot a second time your enrollment date will be moved to the date you declined.
When children reach our program after school, they are checked in and immediately have a snack and play outside. Homework time begins after that for approximately 45 minutes. Following homework, children go into their age appropriate classroom and participate in planned activities until they are picked up at the end of the day.
This is a general scenario for the day. Each program may vary slightly with the schedule.
Transitional and Traditional Kindergarteners will be escorted to their class and picked up after dismissal. First through Fifth graders will walk from their class to the program which is located on the school campus.
It is the parent’s responsibility to make arrangements to pick up their child if they know they are not going to make it to the site by 6:00 pm. If no one arrives to pick up a child, staff begins trying to contact the parents then continue through the emergency contacts if the parents cannot be reached. If no one can be reached, and the child is still at the site at 7:00 pm, the Livermore Police Department is contacted and they will assist us in locating the parents.
Children must be 4 years and 9 months to be eligible for enrollment into the program and enrolled in the school district.
ESS is for children enrolled in the school district only.
Each program has the Annual Holiday Schedule which given to parents yearly. Typical days that the ESS programs are closed are State holidays and three additional ESS staff work days – before and after summer programming.
Tuition is due to the site or through Bill Pay, to the Youth Services office, no later than the fifth working day of the month. A $25 late payment fee will be added to your account if your tuition is late.
If your child becomes ill at the program, you will be called to come and pick them up. You are given 45 minutes to arrive at the program. If your child becomes ill before they leave for school, your child will remain at the program until you pick up. If your child becomes ill at school, they will remain at school until you pick them up from there.
ESS can administer medication if the following requirements are met: A medication form must be filled out with directions by the parent. A Plan of Operation must be provided by the doctor for ongoing medications including inhalers, Epi pens, and allergy medications. All medications must be in the original box with the child’s name and prescription directions on the box. Over the counter medication must be accompanied by a note from the doctor before it can be administered. All medication must be in the original box and bottle.
Contracted parents determine who they place on the emergency list to pick up their children. If a non-emergency person is picking up, the parent must notify the site before they pick up and the person must show their identification. Non-contracted parents may not add or delete names from the emergency list.