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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.
Alameda Island Kids provides state licensed, on-site child care especially designed to care for boys and girls in kindergarten through 3rd grade at six elementary schools in Alameda. 4th and 5th graders are included when space is available.

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 maintaining the required school age ratio of 14 children to 1 adult or less.

Alameda Island Kids photoAlameda 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 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 contact Alameda Island Kids Program Director, Pam Williams or call 510.521.1743 ext. 202.

Enrollment and Policies

Admission to the Alameda Island Kids program is open year round on a space available basis. To enroll your child or inquire about current enrollment status, please call the site directly. See below for contact information. Children must be enrolled at the school where Alameda Island Kids services are offered to enroll.

Enrollment Schedule for School Year 2016 – 2017
Enrollment times and dates for all school sites.

New Kindergartners ONLY (for K's entering the 2016-2017 school year)
Mon, 4/18/2016 - 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. AND 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Currently enrolled K's through 2nd grade and new K's
Tues – Fri, 4/19/2016 – 4/22/2016 - 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. AND 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Open Enrollment for all children regardless of grade/current status
Mon – Thur, 4/25/2016 – 6/16/2016 - 7:00 – 8:30 a.m. AND 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Open enrollment will occur daily, at the noted times, until licensed capacity per space/staff is met at each site.

Hours of Operation and Fees

Current Kindergarten
Care PatternHoursFees
AM Care7:00-8:30 am$240
Interim Care12:40-2:40 pm$320
PM Care12:40-6:00 pm$660
AM/PM Care7:00-8:30 & 12:40-6:00pm$780

Current 1st-5th Grades
Care PatternHoursFees
AM Care7:00-8:30 am$240
PM Care2:50-6:00 pm
5 days a week$420
3 days a week$299
AM/PM Care7:00-8:30 am & 2:50-6:00 pm
5 days a week$540
3 days a week$390

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.

Parents/Guardians needing K-Interim or 3-Day Care Patterns will be put on a list and called by an Alameda Island Kids Site Director after May 2, 2016 if space is available. No fees or paperwork are required before May 2, 2016.

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. Instead, Girls Inc. of the Island City offers Meyers Camp.

Other Important Information

  • A $50 annual non-refundable enrollment fee is required at the time of enrollment.
  • Enrollment packets will be available at all schools during the enrollment period.
  • A waiting list will be started in the event the program is full.
  • Be prepared to stand in line on the first day of enrollment.
  • Your child must be enrolled with AUSD at the school sites listed above and accepted prior to enrollment with Alameda Island Kids. Proof of completed AUSD enrollment may be requested.

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, Portable 2 Siu Ping Ho 510.769.7426
  • Earhart School, Portable 56 Lois Hodges 510.769.8545
  • Edison School, Room 20 Christine Navarro 510.769.1975
  • Franklin School, MPR* Sandy Glendinning 510.521.0121
  • Lum School, Portable A Catina Harvey 510.522.4729
  • Otis School, Room TBD/ MPR* Freya Krohn 510.523.6510

* Multi Purpose Room (MPR)