Welcome Parents and Families!
This page is dedicated to serve as a resource center for parents who are looking for after school activities, daycare, sports or other "character building" programs that are offered in Alameda. We have tried our best to include all programs- however, as this information is constantly changing, we may have missed a few. If so, please contact our After School Programs staff to help us update the list. Thank you! If you belong to our Ruby Bridges, Maya Lin, or Haight elementary schools, please look at our subsidized LEAPS program.
Non-student Day Options
ASES Extended Learning Programs for our Title 1 Schools
The California Department of Education subsidizes our Title 1 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, Haight Elementary, and one of our Middle School Charters (Academy of Alameda). We serve close to 500 elementary and middle school children.
After School programs aim to increase or improve student achievement, attendance, 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. Please download the LEAPS Brochure here.
For more information, please contact our After School Programs staff at (510) 337-7190 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
After School/Before School Programs at our Schools
*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.
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.
Link to RAP website: https://alamedaca.gov/news/2016/08/17/arpd-after-school-programs-2016-17
After School Teen Center: The Underground Teen Center- An 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/
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.
Please visit our website at www.alamedaarts.com
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. The program runs 4 days per week, Monday - Thursday beginning from the 3rd week of school to the last, following the AUSD calendar. The program is currently offered onsite at Maya Lin and a satellite music exploration class is offered at Paden Elementary in collaboration with Alameda Arts.
After School Care: Boys & Girls Club offers pick up from Paden and Ruby Bridges Elementary Schools. The program is open Monday- Saturday for drop-off/pick-up from 2:30 pm - 8:00 pm (pick up is offered on minimum days at 12:30pm)
Program Overview: The Alameda Boys & Girls Club provides a safe place for kids to go for educational activities and companionship after school and on Saturdays. They offer fun adult-supervised programs and activities for kids from ages 12* to 18, six days a week, 52 weeks a year. Membership is only $50 per year.
Location: 1903 Third St (510) 864-0580 http://www.alamedabgc.org
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 accurate information (depends on location)
NON STUDENT DAY- Alameda Island Kids will be closed. Meyers Camp a new child care service for boys and girls will be open. For more information about this camp, please refer to Girls Incorporated of the Island City’s Non Student Day information below.
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
Times: 2:50 – 6pm (Wed. from 1:50-6pm)
For more information go to: www.girlsincislandcity.org
NON STUDENT DAY- Special Holiday and Non-Student AUSD Day Service for Boys and Girls. Meyers Camp, a 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.
Day Camp- Bladium Sports & Fitness Clun
Location: 800 West Tower Ave., Alameda
Times: Free extended care! See the current schedule online: www.bladiumalameda.com/camps
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
After School Classes: Site-based classes offering the children of our community the opportunity to enjoy a variety of fun and exciting after-school classes.
For more information go to: http://alamedaeducationfoundation.org/programs/enrichment/ or ask your school site.
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
For more information go to: www.harborbayclub.com/
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)
Story times- Available at main library and West End library for a variety of ages
Homework Help- visit their website for more information
For more info: www.cityofalamedaca.gov/Library/
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 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: email@example.com
Camp Twirl is an after school art enrichment program. The program takes time to help with homework then its 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.
Camp Twirl is open for creating during non-school days. Check our website for dates and details
Search for More After-School Programs!
If you need more options, please visit: www.californiaafterschool.org/
This is the California After-School Resource Center; it is not affiliated with AUSD.
To find more childcare providers in Alameda
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Sports Programs Available in Alameda
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
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
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 Arts Project- 1201 Chestnut Ave., Alameda (510) 521-2270
Alameda Ballet Academy- www.alamedaballet.com/
West Coast Dance- 1701 Lincoln Ave. Alameda (510) 523-2828
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/
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
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/
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
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/
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
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/
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
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
Other “Character Building” Programs in Alameda
The Alameda Council, Boy Scouts of America, has a 93 year history of helping shape and mold the values and character of youth and adults in Alameda. We collaborate with local organizations like schools and churches to provide resources to our youth as well as the community at large. Offering Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Co-ed venturing
For additional information go to: www.bsa-alameda.org/
Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. is the largest voluntary organization of girls in the world. In our council, the Girl Scouts of Northern California over 50,000 girls and 31,000 adults take part in Girl Scout programs each year. We tailor our programs for the developmental, educational, emotional and social needs of girls at six levels:
Girl Scout Daisy (grades K-1)
Girl Scout Brownie (grades 2-3)
Girl Scout Junior (grades 4-5)
Girl Scout Cadette (grades 6-8)
Girl Scout Senior (grades 9-10)
Girl Scout Ambassador (grades 11-12)
For additional information go to: www.girlscoutsnorcal.org/
Boys and Girls Club Alameda
We currently serve youth ages 6 – 18 from three locations. Our doors are open to kids from all schools and all backgrounds. Over 38 percent of our members are children from single-parent households. Over 50 percent of the children come from economically disadvantaged families.
For more information and hours go to: www.alamedabgc.org/
And MANY MORE!
If you know of any other options for parents, please let us know! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org