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SCUSD Infant, Toddler, Preschool and, Before and After School Programs, and Summer Camps

Infant, Toddler, Preschool and, Before and After School Programs

SCUSD has offered early education programs for more than 20 years and we are excited to announce that we are accepting applications for the 2021-2020 school year. Currently, there are enrollment openings available in all programs: Infant, Toddler, Preschool, and Before & After School. 

Who Can Participate?

We welcome children ages 6 weeks to 8th grade. 

Dates, Times, and Locations

Dates, times, and locations vary based on the location. Please visit https://www.santaclarausd.org/fce for more information.

Infant and Toddler

The Infant and Toddler Program serves infants from six weeks to two years old and toddlers from two to three years old. The program provides a year-round program with a full-time schedule. Infants are encouraged to explore their world with trusted adults to support their learning adventures. Our programs provide "hands-on," developmentally appropriate experiences based on current early childhood education, research, and practice where children can learn through play, grow at their own pace and feel valued and secure.

Ages 

  • Infant 6 weeks to 2 years old
  • Toddler 2 years to entry into preschool

Preschool

Located on 9 elementary school campuses, our preschools, many of which are open year-round, emphasize kindergarten readiness skills as well as social, emotional, physical and creative development in an active participatory learning environment. The maximum group size in our preschool classrooms is 24, with classrooms having a teacher to child ratio of either 1 to 8 or 1 to 12.

Ages 

  • 3 to 5 years old 

Before and After School

The Extended Day programs offer full time and part time, before school only, before and after school, after school only, and summer programs. Services are offered at fifteen of the elementary school campuses. Low or no cost services are offered at Bracher, Briarwood and Mayne for qualifying families. 

Grades

  • TK-8th grade
  • 6th-8th grade offered at Agnew and Don Callejon

Summer Camps

Kidventure Camp

Kidventure Camps are week-long journeys of fun and engaging hands-on experiences that enhance the 21st-century learning skills of creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication. All camps will be skillfully led by our highly trained and experienced teaching professionals.

A day in the life of a camper can include hands-on learning through art and science, water and sensory play, large group games, sports, board games, dramatic play, sewing, technology, and cooking. Children can be seen reading a favorite book, hanging out with friends, working in teams, supporting and learning from peers. 

Camp SPARK

Camp SPARK specialty camps are week-long sessions focusing on specialized topics and offering multiple learning experiences. 

Culinary Camp: Simmer, Stew, & Bake it Too! 

Our “Simmer, Stew & Bake it Too” chefs will learn and explore new cooking techniques, safe food handling, and etiquette as well as prepare a full menu of recipes from scratch. All the while, students will learn to make sure their workstations are kept organized and properly sanitized.

Coding Camp: Tech Titans 

At Tech Titans Camp, students will unleash their creativity and learn to problem-solve with engaging fun coding projects that introduce students to how software and hardware work together. Students will learn about loops, conditional statements, variables, debugging, and other core coding concepts. 

Science Camp: FCE Laboratory 

When budding scientists join FCE Laboratory, they will develop their own hypotheses, predictions, and conclusions as they work on multiple science experiments each day. Scientists will explore chemical reactions, density, and engineering.

Crafts Camp: The Art of Fun 

The Art of Fun will pique aspiring artists' curiosity and creativity as they learn new and exciting crafting techniques such as paper quilling, painted vinyl, and wood signs, canvas projects, and more.

Farm to Table Camp

At the Santa Clara Unified School District Farm, young farmers will have the opportunity to learn where their food comes from and enjoy farm-fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs! Farm to Table Camp will teach students the science of farming as well as hands-on experience with food and cooking. 

FCE-SCUSD is proud to provide the 10th Annual Farm to Table Camp in collaboration with Stanford University.

Grades

Tk-5th

  • Kidventure Camp

K-5th 

  • Farm to Table Camp

4th-8th

  • Tech Titans
  • Simmer Stew and Bake it too
  • The Art of Fun
  • FCE Lab

Enrollment

Summer Enrollment: 

  • The first step is to complete the summer camp interest survey. You will then be contacted by the FCE team using the contact information you provided in the interest form to begin the enrollment process. Please note: Space is limited and enrollment is first-come, first served.

Fall Enrollment: 

Questions?

For more information visit https://www.santaclarausd.org/fce or contact the Family Child Education department at fce_enroll@scusd.net.