PRD Schoolmates Extended Care Programs

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Thank you for your interest in PRD's extended care programs!

Schoolmates (Grades TK–5)

Schoolmates is a play based program that provides after-school care for elementary school-aged children (TK–5th Grades) during the academic school year. At Schoolmates, children learn teamwork and cooperation, while developing intellectually, physically, and creatively through structured recreational and educational activities.

Kinder Konnex (Grade K)

Kinder Konnex is a one-hour play based program specifically designed for Kindergartners who are released from school at 2:00 pm. This program meets 2, 3, or 4 days a week from 2:00–3:00 pm (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday — due to the PUSD Bell Schedule, program does not meet on Wednesdays).

Schoolmates/Kinder Konnex programs are located at each of the three elementary schools in Piedmont: Beach, Havens, and Wildwood.

Minimates (Grade TK)

PRD's Minimates program is designed specifically for PUSD transitional kindergarten (TK) students. At Minimates, TK students will continue to learn, grow, and have fun through age-appropriate games, crafts, and sports led by PRD's experienced Schoolmates staff. Throughout the year, we'll have creative themes and activities that keep kids engaged and having fun, while they they continue to make friends, learn, and adjust to their school day schedule.

Minimates is located at Havens Elementary. For details regarding all three programs and to view our Schoolmates Handbook, click HERE

Online Enrollment/Waitlists

Families can register for Schoolmates, Minimates, or Kinder Konnex via Community Pass. If your desired program is full, you will have the option to add your child to a waitlist.

Program Hours (Effective September 7, 2021)

Kinder Konnex: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 2:00–3:00 pm (program not open Wednesdays)

Schoolmates:
 
Monday–Friday from 3:00–6:00 pm

Minimates:
Monday–Friday
AM MINIMATES (for PM TK Students): Hours are 8:30–11:45 am (10:20 am on Wednesdays) 
PM MINIMATES (for AM TK Students): Hours are 11:45 am–3:00 pm (1:45 pm on Wednesdays)

Monthly Tuition Payments (Effective September 7, 2021)

The following are current fees for PRD's three extended care programs:

Schoolmates: 2, 3, or 5 Days per Week
5 Days: $700/month
3 Days:  $441/month
2 Days: $312/month

Kinder Konnex: 2, 3, or 4 Days per Week

4 Days: $172/month
3 Days: $129/month
2 Days: $86/month

Minimates:  2, 3, or 5 Days per Week
5 Days: $656/month
3 Days: $419/month
2 Days: $279/month

Tuition Billing and Payments

  • Program fees are collected on a monthly basis. Once registered, your account will be charged on the 10th of each month, and a confirmation will be sent to the primary email on account.
  • Payment information must be stored on your CommunityPass account at the time of enrollment).
  • Once registered, your child will have an ongoing space until you notify staff that your child will no longer be attending.
  • Please Note: Enrolled participants are reserving time, space, staffing, and provisions for your child, whether or not they attend.
  • Refunds, credits, or prorated fees will only be considered by PRD staff under certain circumstances such as extended illness or family situations where the child will be absent for an extended period amount of time.
  • Participants will not be credited or refunded for early pick up, or when they are absent due to early pick ups play dates, or other scheduling conflicts.

Open Enrollment

For new families, there may be opportunities to enroll during open enrollment periods via CommunityPass, pending space availability. After the monthly online enrollment period closes, interested families must contact PRD directly, who can enroll on a space availability basis (see Schoolmates Handbook for dates and registration details).

Monthly Plan Changes

If you would like to change monthly plans between the 2, 3, or 5-Day Plans, please contact PRD via email at prd@piedmont.ca.gov during the upcoming month's Open Enrollment Period*. 

For example, your child is enrolled in the 3-Day plan. In October, you would like to change to the 5-day plan. Between September 27 and October 8, contact PRD (via email) with your request to change plans, and your account will be charged for the 5-Day plan beginning October 10.  

*Preferred communication BY last Friday prior to the next month of service. 

2-Day and 3-Day Plans 

If you are enrolled in a 2-Day or 3-Day plan, you may select the days you need each week, and change the days rom week to week, each month. Once enrolled, please notify SM staff at your child's school directly, via email, WHICH DAYS your child will attend during the week (see contact info below).

Program Withdrawal

If you wish to withdraw from any of our Schoolmates programs, please contact PRD at prdrefunds@piedmont.ca.gov. The deadline to withdraw is the last Friday prior to the next month of service (i.e. November withdrawal deadline is Friday, October 29). Once withdrawn, PRD cannot guarantee a space will be available should you wish to return to Schoolmates.

Schoolmates Contact Information

Beach Schoolmates: bsm@piedmont.ca.gov |  (510) 420-3077
100 Lake Avenue (portable located next to play structure on Linda Avenue)
Site Coordinator: Sarah Normart

Havens Schoolmates: hsm@piedmont.ca.gov | (510) 420-3078
323 Highland Avenue (Room 333: Access to classroom via Vista Avenue)
Site Coordinator: Julia Giardino

Wildwood Schoolmates: wsm@piedmont.ca.gov |  (510) 420-3076
301 Wildwood Avenue (portable located behind upper play structure on Wildwood Avenue)
Site Coordinator: Danielle Sanchez

Recreation Supervisors: Jackson Stearns or Katrina Morris