After School and Childcare Programs

Campus Kids Connection
Offers before school and after-school care for pre-K-5th grade students in Santa Cruz, Soquel, Capitola, and Mountain School Districts at several school sites.

Child Development Resource Center (CDRC)
Santa Cruz  831-466-5820 / Watsonville  831-724-2997 ext. 210
Offers complete up-to-date database of child care programs (all ages) and providers in Santa Cruz County, with personalized guidance by phone or by internet.  Also offers lending library of learning materials, workshops, child development information, child advocacy, and other parenting services.

Pajaro Valley School District Extended Learning Department
Contact them for information on all ages after school care programs and other after school academic programs.

Santa Cruz County Child Care Planning Council
Provides guidance for the “assessment, development and sustainability of quality child care, early education, and school-age extended learning options.”

Santa Cruz City Schools – Toddler, Preschool and Pre-K
Find Parent Education Nursery Schools (SCPENS / SOQUELPENSWPENS) Beach Flats Family School, and Pre-K programs at Gault and Westlake Schools
Santa Cruz City Schools Parent Education Programs
(Same as above but also offers teen and Together in the Park Program listings)

Santa Cruz County Office of Education XL Afterschool Program
“Academic acceleration program for students below grade level in either reading or math, with small class sizes, targeted instruction with credentialed teachers, use of research-based intervention, curricular material and computer software.”

Santa Cruz Kids – Preschool and Daycare guide
Chart style list by city of early childhood caregivers, daycare and schools.

Santa Cruz Library Community Information Database – After School Care List
Click here

Santa Cruz Parents
Links to some local programs for different age groups.