The KidZone after school program is funded by California’s Proposition 49: ASES Grant. The After School Education & Safety (ASES) grant provides funding for children to attend the KidZone program for free! KidZone is an academic-recreation-enrichment program for elementary aged children. Children must be currently enrolled in Kindergarten – 5th grade at one of six area elementary schools that we service. Kindergartners are welcome to attend if they are in the afternoon or extended day sessions; KidZone is not staffed until after the release of the extended day. Please note: KidZone is not a licensed childcare program or daycare. Under California State Law, we are a license-exempt recreation program. Because of funding purposes and specific school needs your child may only attend his/her home school. Our program is structured to include academic time, healthy snack, various recreation indoor and outdoor games, arts & crafts, and enrichment activities. A daily activity schedule is posted at each site.
Minimum abilities required to participate:
In order to properly maintain a safe and healthy environment of all children attending KidZone, children must maintain the following minimum standards:
- Ability to understand and follow basic directions and rules of the program in order for staff to maintain proper supervision and safety standards.
- Ability to maintain basic self-control to insure the safety of themselves and others in the program.
- Ability to handle own personal hygiene and bathroom needs.
Due to the nature of our funding source, the State guidelines require children to regularly attend. If your child attends the regular day school day, he/she must attend the after school program daily. You will be contacted if your child has an unexcused absence, after three (3) unexcused absences your child may be dropped from the program. If your child is seriously ill or a long-term emergency arises, please inform your Site Leader or the Parks & Recreation Office at (916) 617-4620 and let us know so your child will not be dropped from the program. If you are unable to adhere to the attendance guidelines, your child may be in risk of being dropped from the program. A letter may be sent home informing you of your risk of losing the program. If your child needs to be released early from the programs for a scheduled activity (i.e. practice, tutoring, etc.) please sign out using the early release sheet, ask your Site Leader for more details. If an appointment is scheduled during program please inform your Site Leader your child may be leaving early or absent from the program, this is considered an excused absence.