2022-2023 Before & After School Program Registration

Our After School Programs have currently reached capacity, to join our waitlist, please see waitlist below.

PLEASE NOTE that the City of Escondido is committed to serving individuals registered on the wait list. We are diligently working to hire qualified, quality staff members to increase our capacity and serve each school community. We will continue to update the families on our wait lists as more staff becomes available. Should you have any questions, please contact the City of Escondido Before & After School Program office at 760-839-5483.

In partnership with Escondido Union School District, the City of Escondido will offer a no cost before and after school program that focuses on expanding academic, social, emotional, and physical needs of students before and after the regular school day. Our goal is to provide an environment with a wide variety of hands-on enrichment activities, physical recreation opportunities, academic assistance, and supportive supervision.



Bernardo School, Site Lead: Jessica Miranda, Location: MPR

LR Green School, Site Lead: Sydnie Parrott, Location: Afterschool Building

Miller School, Site Lead: Lucy Hernandez, Location: Room 29

North Broadway School, Site Lead: Vanessa Miranda, Location: Room 32

Reidy Creek School, Site Lead: Gwendalyn "Gwen" Kernion, Location: MPR



Kindergarten – 5th Grade

We do not accept Transitional Kindergarteners. EUSD provides for transitional kindergarten students through CHAMPIONS, by Kindercare. You can reach CHAMPIONS at 800-246-2154 for more information.


Program Dates & Times

Monday – Friday, school days, excluding breaks and holidays

Before School Program*: 6:30a – start of school

After School Program: end of school – 6:00 p.m.


Program Cost

Before School Program: No cost to families who are registered with EUSD

After School Program: No cost to families who are registered with EUSD



For those families that have been accepted into the program, registration will be available no later than Monday, August 1.


Program Approach

The City of Escondido is committed to a simple yet comprehensive approach focused on each student’s individual wellbeing.

  • Be safe
  • Encourage learning
  • Build positive relationships
  • Make it fun!


Be Safe

City of Escondido is committed to providing the safest possible environment to participants. This is accomplished through appropriate safety and supervision training for the staff and safety-related activities for the participants. The PAL Safety Academy (stranger danger), fire safety, and daily reinforcement of the program rules contribute to maintaining safe surroundings.


Encourage Learning

The program is dedicated to encouraging learning by providing each student with a successful foundation of knowledge through a curriculum that integrates recreation, education, and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities. This is accomplished through specialty activities and clubs that encourages hands-on learning, critical thinking, and problem solving.


Build Positive Relationships

Relationships are critically important in today’s world. The prevalence of electronics has fostered an environment in which developing relationships is more difficult. The After School Program promotes building positive relationships with peers and adult staff through character building activities and utilizing appropriate conflict resolution strategies when issues arise.


Make It Fun!

As a recreation-based program, fun is an inherent part of all planned activities. This is especially important for students with a full day of school. In planning activities, it is vital to give the participants a choice. By doing so, it creates greater acceptance, involvement, and student voice in activities. This leads to higher satisfaction levels, increased participation, and fewer behavioral issues.



This program is designed to provide safe, recreational, and educationally enriching activities to youth during non-school hours (after school until 6:00 p.m.). Activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Academic Assistance (dedicated homework time)
  • Special Events and Spirit Days
  • STEAM Programming
  • Safety Awareness
  • Physical Activity Challenges and Competitions
  • Games & Sports
  • Arts & Crafts Projects


Sample Before School Schedule


Program Begins (sign-n throughout program)

6:30a – 7:00a

Quiet Games/Activity Box

7:00a – 7:10a

Restroom/Water Break

7:10a – 7:30p

Group Game/Craft Activity

7:30a – 7:50a

Group Game/Craft Activity

7:50a – 8:00a

Clean-up and Prepare for school


Start of School


Sample After School Schedule*


School Dismissal

2:30p – 2:45p

/Snack (provided by school)

2:45p – 2:50p

Daily Announcements

2:50p – 3:10p


3:10p – 3:20p

Restroom/Water Break

3:20p – 4:20p

Homework Time/STEAM Activity

4:20p – 4:30p

Restroom/Water Break

4:30p – 5:00p

Group Game/Craft Activity

5:00p – 5:30p

Group Game/Craft Activity

5:30p – 6:00p

Group Game/Craft Activity /Activity Box


End of Program

*Thursday, early release will vary but retain a similar format


Contact Information

Program Office:

City of Escondido Community Services Department
201 N. Broadway
Escondido, CA 92025

Phone: 760-839-5483

Email: BASP@escondido.org


Administrative Staff:

Robert Rhoades, Deputy Director of Community Services

Annabel Jamison, Community Services Supervisor

Dirk Rittinghaus, Recreation Coordinator

Jennifer Perez Lara, Recreation Specialist