Elementary Kids Care



For 21 years, CEF has delivered high-quality, state-licensed childcare for students at Carlsbad’s nine elementary schools. Our program currently cares for more than 800 students and is known throughout Carlsbad for its experienced childcare staff, varied enrichment offerings and convenient, on-site locations.

Licensing and Staff

Kids’ Care is licensed by the County of San Diego Community Care Licensing according to State of California Title 22. Kids’ Care teachers are chosen for their experience working with children and must have college course units in the field of Education and/or Recreation. All staff members are offered ongoing training in Communication, Curriculum, Discipline and First Aid/CPR certification.

Hours of Operation

Monday–Friday (daily when CUSD is regularly in session)
7 a.m. – 6:25 p.m.

Additionally, holiday and vacation care are often made available.

Program Highlights

  • Homework Club: Scheduled homework times Monday through Thursday with help and monitoring from our licensed staff.
  • Enrichment Classes: A variety of programs related to science, art, the outdoors, and more! Classes are taught by a specialist and are site-specific. Topics change based on student interest.
  • Art: collage, painting, sculpture and more
  • Crafts: crochet, mobiles, masks, puppets, sewing, card making and beading
  • Music: dance, singing, free expression
  • Outdoor/indoor activities to meet social and physical needs: sports, organized team games, board games
  • Science: astronomy, physics, nutrition and gardening
  • Service Projects: canned food drive, senior center projects

Information on program availability and registration can be obtained by calling the Foundation’s office.

Monday–Friday (daily when CUSD is regularly in session)
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.