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After School Care and Activities

ASES Extended Learning Programs

The California Department of Education subsidizes the following schools with an After School Education and Safety Program (ASES) Grant. We operate Extended Learning Services at three elementary school sites (Ruby Bridges, Maya Lin, and Haight Elementary), and one middle school charter school (Academy of Alameda). We serve close to 500 elementary and middle school children.


After School programs aim to increase or improve student achievement, attendance, and behavior, and to foster youth development, self-esteem and well-being. After School program activities include three main areas of support for students to boost their academic achievement, physical well-being, and personal enrichment. Academic support activities include daily homework centers or tutoring in safe and nurturing environments staffed by trained adults. Physical and Enrichment activities include arts activities, recreation, athletic programs, and youth leadership opportunities. The program operates 5 days a week and serves students until 6:00 p.m. during regular school days.  


For more information, please contact the school coordinator directly for enrollment information:

Ruby Bridges 

Camp Edmo: Helena Ortiz

Email: Helena@campedmo.org

 

Haight Elementary 

BACR (LEAPS): Adriena Smith

Email: asmith@bacr.org

 

Maya Lin

Alameda Music Project (AMP): Lorrie Murray

Email: lorrie@bayareamusicproject.org

 

Academy of Alameda

GOLD Program: Michael Calhoun

Email: mcalhoun@aoaschools.org

 

If you have any further questions, please contact our After School Programs staff at (510) 337-7190 or via email at cmedina@alameda.k12.ca.us.

 

Options for Care on Non-Student Days

Meyers Camp

This service of Girls Incorporated® of the Island City, will be available for all boys and girls during AUSD closed days at its central location, 1724 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda, CA 94501. The service is available for children in grades K-5 and is open to all children attending school in Alameda.
 

Bladium Sports & Fitness Club

Day Camp- Bladium Sports & Fitness Clun

Location: 800 West Tower Ave., Alameda

Times: Free extended care! See the current schedule online

NON STUDENT DAY- When school's out, camp's in!  Camp Bladium is available most non-student days.  See the current schedule online:  www.bladiumalameda.com/camps.

Twirl

Camp Twirl is an afterschool art enrichment program. The program takes time to help with homework then it's off to the art studio/play gallery for some supervised play and creation ideating. They provide a snack and then start afternoon art projects. Studio time is geared around the notion of process and the act of making rather than a final product. Amazing creations come out of this organically. Afternoons may also entail mini field trips to nearby parks, library, or in studio music, dance or cooking lesson.

Grades: TK-2nd grade Pick up is available at select schools. 

Non-School Days: Camp Twirl is open for creating during non-school days.

 

Check our website for dates and details: http://www.twirlalameda.com/.

Welcome Parents and Families!

This page serves as a resource center for parents looking for after school activities, daycare, sports, or other "character building" programs offered in Alameda. We have tried our best to include all programs. As this information is constantly changing, however, we may have missed a few. If so, please contact our After School Programs staff to help us update the list. Thank you! If your children attend our Ruby Bridges, Maya Lin, or Haight Elementary Schools, please look at our subsidized extended day/ after school programs at those school sites.

Before- and After-School Programs and Activities

*The below links will take you outside Alameda Unified School District's website. AUSD cannot attest to the accuracy of information provided by linked sites. Linking to a website does not constitute an endorsement by AUSD, or any of its employees, of the sponsors of the site or the products presented on the site. 

 

Alameda Arts

Alameda Arts encourages all children to explore and discover their own creativity in a safe setting. Children from grade K-5 spend time together doing art, building, cooking, along with exposure to music, creative play and outside activities to compliment their school day.  The adult to student ratio is 1 to 15.  All art supplies and healthy snacks are included. The program runs from the first day of school to the last, following the AUSD calendar, including all early release days until 6 p.m. The program is currently offered onsite at Paden and Maya Lin, and will be available at Otis for the 2017-18 school year.

 

Locations: Maya Lin, Paden, (Otis 2017-18)

Times: After school until 6:00 p.m.

Non Student Day: Alameda Arts will be closed.

 

Alameda Boys and Girls Club

Alameda Boys & Girls Club offers pick up from Paden and Ruby Bridges Elementary Schools.


The Alameda Boys & Girls Club provides a safe place for kids to go for youth development activities and mentorship after school.  They offer fun, adult-supervised programs and activities for kids ages 6 to 18 such as homework help, STEM activities, arts & crafts, gardening, cooking and physical recreation. Annual Membership is only $100 per year.

Location: 1903 Third St (rear of property)  

Times: Monday- Friday for drop-off/pick-up from 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm; Wednesday 1:30pm – 6:30pm. Teen Nights: Wednesday & Thursday 6:30-8:00pm, Friday 6:30-10:00pm.

(510) 522-4900 

 

Alameda Education Foundation

The Alameda Education Foundation (AEF) offers dozens of after-school enrichment classes at AUSD elementary and middle schools, including programs in the arts, STEM subjects, athletics, and more. AEF also offers a competitive cross country running league for middle schoolers that practices at Crab Cove.  

 

Registration for fall enrichment programs opens the first Thursday of the school year; registration for winter/spring programs opens the first Thursday after winter break.  Please check the current schedule on the AEF website.

 

AEF runs the school site-based middle school sports league that includes coed volleyball in the fall, girls and boys basketball in the winter, and track & field in the spring.  Please contact your middle school site for information on tryouts and schedule.

 

AEF also offers a variety of college admissions prep courses, including SAT and ACT test prep and college essay workshops.  Please click here for more information.

 

AEF offers enrichment camps in the summer at AUSD school sites.  Information on summer camps is available in March of each year on the AEF website.

 

Please email info@AlamedaEducation.org for more information.

 

Alameda Island Kids (Girls Inc.)

After School/Before School care: Alameda Island Kids Program is a licensed child care service for boys and girls that is offered to families, onsite, at six elementary schools in Alameda.

Locations: Bay Farm, Lum, Earhart, Otis, Edison, Franklin

Times: Please visit their website for location-specific information.


ARPD- Alameda Recreation and Park Department

After school care: RAP- Supervised after school recreation program for 1st-5th graders (some schools may offer Kindergarten) 

Locations: RAP is provided at Leydecker Park for students of Earhart, Tillman Park for students of Bay Farm, Lincoln Park for Otis and Edison, Washington Park for Paden and Washington, Franklin Park for Franklin and Lum, Littlejohn Park for Haight School and Bayport Park for Ruby Bridges. There are a minimum number of students needed to be enrolled at each school listed.

Times: After school- until 5:30 pm RAP does not meet on public school holidays, legal holidays, or AUSD staff development days.

 

Bay Area Music Project

Bay Area Music Project is an El Sistema inspired youth orchestra and academic achievement program providing ​all children access to inspirational music education. All students participating in AMP receive tuition-free, intensive music instruction for at least 2 hours a week plus all necessary musical supplies (instruments, song books, etc), a nutritious snack and homework assistance. We provide children with musical instruction (choir, violin, cello, percussion and music exploration) and performance experiences in a collaborative, orchestral environment that helps build confidence, compassion and teamwork. Children learn the importance of collaboration and cooperation in and outside the ensemble; they learn how to become one voice, and through their shared experience, grow stronger as individuals and as a community.

 

Hours: The program runs 4 days per week, Monday - Thursday beginning from the 3rd week of school to the last, following the AUSD calendar.

Locations: The program is currently offered onsite at Maya Lin School. A satellite music exploration class is offered at Paden Elementary in collaboration with Alameda Arts.

 

Girls Inc- Girls Only Program

After School Care: The Girls Program is open to all girls in 1st - 5th grade who are at least 6 years old. Girls Inc. provides walking transportation to its center from the following schools (rain or shine): Franklin, Haight, Lum and Maya Lin. *New this year, Girls Inc. will provide van transportation from Ruby Bridges Elementary School.

There is also a free middle and high school program, Girls Inc. Teens!, for girls in 6-8 grade and 9-12 grade.

Location: 1724 Santa Clara Ave. (510) 521-1743

Hours: 2:50 – 6pm (Wed. from 1:50-6pm)

 

Harbor Bay Club- Kids Club

Kids' Club is our after school program for children grades 1-6. We pick the children up from both Amelia Earhart and Bay Farm elementary schools, bring them back to the club for snack, homework time and various activities. This program is available to both members and nonmembers.

Contact: 200 Packet Landing Rd. Alameda, CA 94502  Phone: (510) 521-5414

 

Woodstock Child Development Center

Woodstock Child Development Center offers Before and After School Child Care at Haight Elementary School and Ruby Bridges Elementary School.

  • Monday - Friday before school starting at 7am and after-school until 5:45 pm
  • Year round program including non-student days, winter break, spring break and summer
  • Fees are on a sliding scale
  • Academic support and enrichment opportunities
  • Applications available in the front offices at Haight and Ruby Bridges or Woodstock Child Development Center at 500 Pacific Avenue

For more information call (510) 748-4001.

Additional Programs (not on school sites)

Alameda Free Library

The library offers story times, homework help, study sessions, book clubs, craft-making sessions, and other activities for students throughout the year. Please check their website for more information.

 

Bay Language Academy

The enrichment after school program allows students to learn and/or improve their languages skills with a goal of becoming proficient. They are engaged in a balanced environment while being given opportunities to be challenged by a team of passionate instructors.  Students, overall get engaged to explore, express curiosity and ultimately learn and reinforce necessary skills. They attend:  (1) their language classes in a structured, classroom setting where all four pillars of language learning are addressed (reading, writing, speaking and listening); (2) get an informal exposure to the language during the immersion afternoon and get engaged in a variety of activities including but not limited to cooking demos, music and dance appreciation, etc ; (3) organized outdoor activities while having snacks; (4) be assisted while performing their school home-work and helped while doing their language home-work (5) have art classes related to different cultures; (6) develop their social skills during their outdoor/indoor activities.


Language of choice: Spanish, French, Korean, Japanese, Mandarin, Arabic and English
Choice of  attendance: 2, 4 or 5 days a week. 
Levels: K to 5.
Intensive languages classes for K6 and up.
Optional transportation from their Alameda's school to the Language Academy.
Location: Bay Language Academy. 2201 Harbor Bay Parkway. Alameda, CA 94502

 

G9 Academics and Tutoring K-12

G9 Academics and Tutotring is a learning center where students go year-round to boost their math skills. We are highly specialized; we teach only math. Our program is for students in K through 12th grade. Members pay a monthly membership fee, and usually attend twice a week for about an hour.

Location: 2253 Harbor Bay Parkway Alameda, CA 94502 (510) 769-1919 email: studycoach9@gmail.com

 

The Underground Teen Center

Open drop-in basis for all 6th-12th graders in Alameda. Offers computers, big screen TV, pool table, video games, ping pong, board games, music, snack bar, and adult supervision.

Location: Inside the Veteran’s Memorial Building at 2203 Central Ave. Rm 170

Times: M-F 3-5:30pm (closed on school holidays) call 748-9466 for more info

ARPD also offers many classes for children as young as 6 months old.

NON- STUDENT DAY-  Visit website below for more information and enrollment.

For more information and list of all available classes: Go to www.cityofalamedaca.gov/Recreation/

 

USA Kung Fu Studio - After School Program

At USA Kung Fu, your child can improve their academic study habits, strengthen social skills and build self-esteem all in one fun and safe environment. We provide free pick-up from your child’s school in Alameda to our location where we offer homework assistance, enrichment activities and Chinese classes including Mandarin and cultural activities such as paper-cut and calligraphy, etc. We also provide a nutritious snack during the classes. We accept students of K-5. The program follows AUSD calendar including all early release days.  KUNG FU Class is optional

Location: 1828 Park Street, Alameda, Ca94507. Tel 510-769-8018

Times: We follow AUSD release schedule for grade K-5

Local Sports Programs 

ARPD- Multiple Sports/Additional Activities for Kids

Alameda Recreation and Parks Department offers a wide range of classes and programs for kids of all ages. From flag football, tee ball, and soccer to ballet, gymnastics and aikido.

For the current classes/programs list go to: http://alamedaca.gov/recreation/recreation-afterschool-program-rap.

 

Basketball- AYB (Alameda Youth Basketball)

Alameda Youth Basketball, Inc. (“AYB”), is a non-profit organization that has been providing a recreational basketball league for the youth of Alameda, boys and girls, grades third through eighth, for 16 years.

For more information go to: www.sportability.com/spx/Leagues/Client.asp?ClientID=271

 

Baseball- Alameda Little League

Better than any other youth sport activity, baseball has become the thread that has sewn together a patchwork of nations and cultures around the world.

For more information go to: www.eteamz.com/alamedalittleleague/

 

Dance

Dance Arts Project-  1201 Chestnut Ave., Alameda (510) 521-2270 

Dance10- www.dance10.org/

Alameda Ballet Academy- www.alamedaballet.com/

West Coast Dance- 1701 Lincoln Ave. Alameda (510) 523-2828

 

Fencing- Pacific Fencing Club

Pacific Fencing Club offers a children's program, which is great fun and provides boys and girls, ages 9-13, a mental challenge, a physical discipline, and guidance in sportsmanship, self-reliance, cooperation, and problem solving.

For more information go to: www.pacificfencingclub.com/ 

 

Football- Alameda Pirates

Alameda Pirates is a program that offers football and cheerleading for alameda youth starting at age 6.

Contact: 535 South Shore Center #118 Alameda, CA 94501

For more information go to: http://thealamedapirates.org 

 

Gymnastics- Bay Island Gymnastics

Bay Island Gymnastics has been servicing families in Alameda County for over 20 years. We offer Birthday Parties, Camps, Parents Night Out, Preschool, Recreational and Competitive Gymnastics Classes.

For more information go to: www.bayislandgymnastics.com/

 

Martial Arts

USA Kung Fu Studio- www.usakungfustudio.com/ (after school care available)

Kuk Sool Won of Alameda- www.kuksoolwonofalameda.com/

Alameda Aikikai- www.alamedaaikido.com/

West-Winda Karate School- 1429 Park st. (510) 523-2000

Elite Kicks Martial Arts Academy- 2307 Blanding Ave (510) 522-2224

Lim’s Martial Arts- 2064 Lincoln Ave. (510) 522-2224

 

Soccer- Alameda Soccer Club

The Alameda Soccer Club is located in Alameda, California. Our soccer club fields more than 100 teams with over 1,400 kids from the ages of four and one-half to nineteen. Membership is open to all. The Alameda Soccer Club is a volunteer, non-profit organization. An elected Board of Directors runs ASC. Each director is a volunteer, participating in the management of the club and its programs. Also, many parents participate in the club by coaching teams, refereeing games, and by helping in other ways to make the club work.

Contact: 2233 Santa Clara Ave. #2A Alameda, CA 94501 (510) 337-9183

For more information go to: www.alamedasoccer.org/

 

Soccer/Volleyball- Bladium Sports and Fitness Club

Volleyball- Bladium’s indoor volleyball courts are available for practices, leagues, and tournaments, as well as youth camps and parties. Contact us at 510-814-4999 or AlamedaVolleyball@bladium.com 

Soccer- Lil’ Kickers- Bladium is proud to partner with Lil' Kickers to offer a child development program for ages 18 months - 7 years. For more information, contact us at 510-814-4999 or AlamedaLK@bladium.com

 

Soccer- Youth Soccer Leagues- Choose a club league or recreational league and play on Bladium's indoor fields!  Visit the website or contact us at 510-814-4999 or AlamedaYS@bladium.com for more information.

For all the information on Bladium Sports & Fitness Club go to: www.bladiumalameda.com

 

Softball- Alameda Girls Softball Association

Alameda Girls Softball Association provides recreational and tournament league softball programs for girls age 5 to 14 with the overall goal of developing sportsmanship, citizenship, friendship and leadership.

For more information go to: www.alamedagsa.com/

 

Swimming- Alameda Gators

The Alameda Gator Swim Team (ALGA) is a year-round competitive USA Swim Team that has been offering excellent value and performance to the Alameda swimming community for more than 30 years.

For more information go to: www.alameda-alga.com/

 

Swimming- Alameda Island Aquatics

Alameda Island Aquatics is dedicated to developing world class citizens and world class athletes. We are a member of USA Swimming, the national governing body of amateur, age-group swimming and a member of the Pacific Swimming LSC.

For more information go to: http://www.alamedaislanders.org/Home.jsp?team=aia

 

Table Tennis

You may have played ping-pong, but have you played the sport of Table tennis? Table tennis is an Olympic sport and the most popular racket sport on the planet. Table Tennis is also a fun, low impact sport that can be enjoyed year round by those of all ages, sizes and fitness levels. Come to Alameda TTC and learn to lob, smash, loop, chop and spin the ball by USATT certified coaches.

For more information go to: www.alamedattc.org  

 

Rowing -Oakland Strokes

Established in 1974, the Oakland Strokes rowing club welcomes middle and high school students from across the Bay Area to our youth rowing club on the Oakland Estuary. The Oakland Strokes is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission of teaching rowing to the youth community.

For More Information go to: http://www.oaklandstrokes.org/