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Alameda Island Kids

Alameda Island Kids logoAlameda Island Kids is a service provided by Girls Incorporated of the Island City since 1981 We provide state licensed, on-site child care specially designed to care for boys and girls in kindergarten through 5th grade at six elementary schools in Alameda. Currently the service is offered at Bay Farm, Earhart, Edison, Franklin, Lum, and Otis Elementary Schools. At each school site, we maintain safe, quality centers while adhering to the required school-age ratio of 14 children to 1 adult.

Alameda Island Kids before school and after school services are specially designed to provide age appropriate daily activities including organized games and sports, cooking experiences, science, dramatic play, arts and crafts and much more. Activities are designed to develop social skills and build confidence.

Alameda Island Kids photoAlameda Island Kids specialists are highly-skilled, multi-cultural professionals who speak a total of seven languages and who have remained with us for an average of 10 years (the normal retention rate for employees in the childcare industry is 3 years). For more information, please call Alameda Island Kids Program Director, Pam Williams, at 510.521.1743 ext. 202.

Enrollment and Policies

Admission to the Alameda Island Kids program is open year round on a space available basis. Children must be enrolled at the school where Alameda Island Kids services are offered to enroll. To enroll your child or inquire about current enrollment status, please call the site directly while school is in session. Please note that all school sites are closed June 17th to August 19th, 2016 and some phone lines will be disconnected because of construction. Do not leave messages at the school sites. Please call Alameda Island Kids Program Director, Pam Williams, at 510.521.1743 ext. 202 with questions.

Enrollment Schedule for School Year 2016 – 2017

PM Care
PM care is currently full at all AIK school sites which inclue Bay Farm, Earhart, Edison, Franklin, Lum, and Otis. To be placed on a wait list, please call Alameda Island Kids Program Director, Pam Williams, at 510.521.1743 ext. 202. Wait lists are first-come, first-serve by time and date.

AM Care
AM care is available at all sites except Otis. Enrollment for AM care ONLY will take place on Monday, July 18th and Monday, August 8th from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. at 1724 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda. A $50 non-refundable fee is due at the time of enrollment. It is first-come, first-serve by time and date so please call Alameda Island Kids Program Director, Pam Williams, at 510.521.1743 ext. 202 if you plan to enroll for AM care on these days.

2016-2017
Hours of Operation and Fees

2016-2017 K-5th Grades
Care PatternHoursFees
AM Care7:00-8:30 am$260
PM Care 5-day2:50-6:00 pm$440
AM/PM Care 5-day7:00-8:30 am & 2:50-6:00 pm$560

2016-2017 1st-5th Grades
Care PatternHoursFees
PM Care 3-day2:50-6:00 pm$312
AM/PM Care 3-day7:00-8:30 am & 2:50-6:00 pm$403

Childcare is provided during early release days in addition to regular school days. Child care is billed at a flat monthly rate and is based on 180 AUSD calendar days of school (or 121 days for the 3 days of care pattern) . The 3 days a week care pattern is only available to 1st through 5th grades.

The same amount is billed each month whether it’s for only 15 days in December, 24 days in August and September, or 27 days in May and June. This averages to be 20 days per period for 5 days a week of care or 13 days per period for 3 days a week of care.

Continued Optional Care Patterns
Alameda Island Kids will continue to offer 3 day PM care for grades 1st through 5th only and AM & PM Reserved Care, with advanced enrollment, if space is available, for all grades enrolled in Alameda Island Kids.

AUSD Recesses/Holidays/Non-Student Days
There is no child care offered at Alameda Island Kids sites on AUSD non-student days. Girls Inc. of the Island City offers Meyers Camp on these days, held at 1724 Santa Clara Avenue from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Visit our Meyers Camp page for registration information.

Alameda Island Kids Sites and Site Directors

If you have any questions about Alameda Island Kids or would like to visit a school site, please contact the site director to set up a convenient time to meet.

  • Bay Farm School, MPR Siu Ping Ho 510.769.7426
  • Earhart School, Rooms 56 and 57 Lois Hodges 510.769.8545
  • Edison School, Room 1 and MPR Christine Navarro 510.769.1975
  • Franklin School, MPR and Room 16 Sandy Glendinning 510.521.0121
  • Lum School, Portable A Catina Harvey 510.522.4729
  • Otis School, Room 116 and MPR Freya Krohn 510.523.6510

* Multi Purpose Room (MPR)