Alameda Island Kids Program
Alameda Island Kids – Spring 2021 Information
Unfortunately, due to low enrollment, Alameda Island Kids will not be running programs for Spring 2021. Please check back in early summer for announcements regarding the 2021-2022 school year AIK Program.
Alameda Island Kids is a service provided by Girls Incorporated of the Island City since 1981. We provide state licensed, on-site childcare specially designed to care for boys and girls in kindergarten through 5th grade at five elementary schools in Alameda. Normally the service is offered at Bay Farm, Earhart, Edison, Franklin, 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. We have early pick-up for children in all grades, K-5th, on days with AUSD early release times, including during the first three weeks of the school year.
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 specialists are highly-skilled, multi-cultural professionals who speak a total of seven languages and who have remained with us for an average of ten years (the normal retention rate for employees in the childcare industry is three years).
Childcare is provided during early release days in addition to regular school days. Childcare is billed at a flat monthly rate and is based on 180 AUSD calendar days of school (or 117 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 November, 30 days in August and September, or 25 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 childcare offered at Alameda Island Kids sites on AUSD non-student days. Girls Inc. of the Island City offers Meyers Camp held at 1724 Santa Clara Avenue from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
For more information, please call Alameda Island Kids Program Director, Pam Williams, at 510.521.1743 ext. 202.
Alameda Island Kids Sites and Site Directors
- Bay Farm School, (Port 2) – Siu Ping Ho – 510.769.7426 – Temporarily Closed
- Earhart School, (Rooms 56 and 57) – Lois Hodges – 510.769.8545 – Temporarily Closed
- Edison School, (Room 1 and MPR) – Christine Navarro – 510.769.1975 – Temporarily Closed
- Franklin School, (Room 16) – 510.337.7000 ext. 04900 – Temporarily Closed
- Otis School, (Room 116) – 510.523.6510 – Temporarily Closed
* Multi Purpose Room (MPR)