Alameda Island Kids 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. Currently 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). For more information, please call Alameda Island Kids Program Director, Pam Williams, at 510.521.1743 ext. 202.
2020-2021 ENROLLMENT INFORMATION
Open enrollment for the 2020 -2021 School Year will begin on Monday, April 13th for new kindergartners and will open to the rest of the grades on Tuesday, April 14th. Enrollment times and dates are for all school sites:
New Kindergartners enrolling in PM & AM/PM care patterns only:
Monday, April 13th 7:00am – 8:30am and 5:00pm – 6:00pm
All grades enrolling in full-time, 5-day care patterns only:
Tuesday, April 14th 7:00am – 8:30am and 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Open enrollment will occur daily, at the noted times above, until licensed capacity per space/staff is met at each site. Parents needing less than full-time care will be placed on a wait list and will be called after May 4, 2020 if space is available.
For more information, download the 2020-21 Enrollment Schedule Information Sheet and the Enrollment Frequently Asked Questions. AIK enrollment packets will be available at all schools during the enrollment period or, for your convenience, you may download the
AIK Enrollment Packet.
If you have further questions about Alameda Island Kids or would like to visit a school site, please contact the site director listed at the bottom of this page.
2019-2020 Enrollment Information
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.
Please check with the Site Director at your school for availability and enrollment information. Contact information for each Site Director is listed below. For your convenience, you may download the AIK Enrollment Packet.
2019-2020 Hours of Operation and Fees
|AM Care||7:00-8:30 am||$280|
|PM Care 5-day||12:40-6:00 pm||$700|
|AM/PM Care 5-day||7:00-8:30 am & 2:50-6:00 pm||$820|
|*On early release days, pick-up is 10 minutes before 1st-5th graders are released.|
|2019-2020 1st-5th Grades|
|AM Care||7:00-8:30 am||$280|
|PM Care 5-day||2:50-6:00 pm||$460|
|AM/PM Care 5-day||7:00-8:30 am & 2:50-6:00 pm||$580|
|PM Care 3-day||2:50-6:00 pm||$352|
|AM/PM Care 3-day||7:00-8:30 am & 2:50-6:00 pm||$447|
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. Download the AIK 2019-20 Calendar to view the dates on which our sites are closed, and visit our Meyers Camp page for camp dates and 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
- Otis School, (Room 116 and MPR) – OPEN – 510.523.6510
* Multi Purpose Room (MPR)