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Extended Student Services (ESS)

About ESS (Extended Student Services)

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.

ESS Locations

We are located on the following Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District campuses:

  • Altamont Creek
  • Arroyo Seco
  • Croce
  • Jackson
  • Michell
  • Rancho
  • Smith
  • Sunset

ESS Hours

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 and a week off during the school district Winter Break.

ESS Tuition

Tuition for the 2024-2025 school year is $600 per month for the program. This 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.

How to Submit Information

Many of our school site programs have a wait list due to high demand.

We encourage you to fill out the Form linked below to be added to our program's waiting list; once the form has been completed, it will be emailed to

As spots become available, a Program Coordinator will contact you to move forward with our enrollment process.