Before and After School Programs

  • Chid Development Services

    Child Development Services through the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District offers school-age child care programs at John Muir. We welcome the opportunity to work with children who have special needs and their parents to determine how we can support every child's successful participation in our programs. The programs are available for students in Kindergarten to 3rd grade. Our Before and After school programs offer a rich array of activities as well as a daily homework opportunity.

    FULL TIME CHILDCARE: Includes before-school care from 7:00 a.m. until the regular school day begins at the first bell, and continues from school dismissal until 6:00 p.m.

    AM CARE: Parents who need to drop off their children at school beginning at 7:00 a.m. may choose a morning-only program option. Activities include preparation for the school day, arts and crafts, board games and opportunities for playtime with friends.

    EARLY EXPRESS: This after-school part-time option operates from the time of kindergarten dismissal until 3 pm. Early Express is designed for parents who need childcare for their kindergartner until their older sibling is dismissed from school. It is offered every day, including min days. For more information, call 310-395-3204 x71167.

    Child Care, Recreation, Enrichment, Sports, Together

    The CREST programs are an easy way for parents to add more fun to their child's day with before, after and out-of-school activities that appeal to a broad range of interests. Our highly-trained, professional staff work with children year-round, right at their school site. CREST programs include CREST Club, Homework Club, Enrichment, Youth Sports, Playground Access and PM Extended Care.

    CREST Club is an afterschool program that provides homework assistance, fieldtrips, enriching classes and structured outdoor fun for 4th and 5th graders beginning at school dismissal until 6:00pm.

    Homework Club offers one hour of academic support in a well-structured environment for students in 1st-5th grade, hours vary depending on grade level. Enroll your child in Playground Access for the transition time!

    CREST Enrichment is offered during the fall, winter and spring seasons and is available for grades TK-5th.

    Playground Access is supervised, unstructured play in designated areas of the school playground. Children in grades 1 and 2 may have 30 minutes of playground access for supervised, unstructured play after school and can remain on the playground after the 30 minutes if they are playing with an older sibling in 4th grade and above or are accompanied by a caregiver. Children in grades 3-5 may have up to 2 hours and 15 minutes of playground access for supervised, unstructured play after school.

    CREST Sports is a non-competitive recreation program where everyone participates regardless of ability, clubs and leagues are offered during fall, winter and spring seasons for TK-8th grades.

    PM Extended Care is extra care from 5-6pm for participant in programs other than CREST Club for grades 3rd-5th.

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