Extended Care & FAQs
Extended Care gives students of different ages opportunities to play together side-by-side and learn from one another what it means to step up as active allies and playmates. Our Extended Care Staff are regular employees of Aurora.
Before Care 7:30 – 8:45 am
After Care 2:20 – 6:00 pm
Drop in rate — $11/hour
Prepay — $390/month for unlimited hours
A positive, educational, and fun extension of school
Signing Up & Paying
Do I need to sign up for Extended Care?
There is no need to register for Extended Care. All Aurora students are welcome on any school day. Pre-registration is only required if you choose to enroll in the unlimited flat rate option, see payment options below for more info.
How much does it cost and what are my payment options?
There are two options: unlimited monthly flat rate or hourly drop in. The unlimited flat rate option ($390/month) requires an automated monthly electronic bank withdrawal pre-payment, using this authorization ACH form. Months with 5 or more weekdays without school are pro-rated.
If you do not enroll in this unlimited flat rate option, you will pay the hourly drop in rate ($11 per hour) that is invoiced at the end of each month.
How do I find out about the Enrichment Class schedule?
There are three 8-week Enrichment Class sessions each school year. Information about each session is available several weeks before a session begins. The most current schedule can be found on our Enrichment Class page. There is an additional cost for Enrichment Classes.
Who do I tell when my child needs to go to after-care?
Your child’s classroom teacher is the one who needs to know where to send your child at the end of the school day.
What should I do if I have a last minute change?
An email to your child’s teacher is best. All children not collected from the front steps within 10 minutes of dismissal time are automatically brought to Extended Care and signed in. There is never a scenario where your child is on the front steps waiting for you for longer than 10 minutes.
What do I do if someone other than myself or other authorized person is picking up my child?
Please contact the Extended Care Director with the name of the person picking up your child in advance of the pick up.
What’s the best way to reach the Extended Care Staff?
9:00 am to 4:00 pm — Extended Care Director, Josh Johnson at (510) 428-2606 ext 208 2:20 pm to 6:00 pm — Extended Care Room at (510) 428-2606 ext 225
What do I do if my child is already in Extended Care when I come to pick up at the front steps?
Please park your car and come in to collect and sign out your child from Extended Care.
How do I get into the building and/or yard to collect my child during Extended Care?
We have a system of electronic keypad locks on all three main entrances (Front Door, Yard Gate, and Auditorium Door). All new families can get the code verbally from the front office, any Extended Care staff, or anyone in the community that already knows it. When the weather is good and daylight is plenty, the yard gate (adjacent to the front steps) is the easiest way to get in and sign out your child. When the weather is not so good or it’s dark out, all the kids go inside to the Extended Care room and you will need to enter through the Auditorium Door adjacent to the Holy Names driveway.
What should I do if I need to pick up after 6:00 pm, and what are the late fees?
Extended care ends at 6:00 pm every day, except for a few Fridays when we end at 4:00 pm before a holiday break. Please plan accordingly so that you can pick up your child before we close for the day. If you think you are going to arrive after 6:00 pm, please call the Extended Care Room at (510) 428-2606 ext 225 and inform the Extended Care staff so that they know you are on your way. Pick-ups after 6:00 pm are strongly discouraged and charged the following fees, which are added onto your monthly EC bill.
Picked up between 6:01 – 6:15 pm: $20
Picked up between 6:16 – 6:30 pm: $40
Picked up from 6:31 pm on $75
Do I need to sign out my child?
All children must be signed out at pick up every day!
What happens if I forget to sign out my child from Extended Care?
If your family has chosen the hourly drop-in option, you will be charged for a full afternoon of care, until 6:00 pm. If you are enrolled in our unlimited flat rate option and forgot to sign out on repeated occasions, the unlimited option will unfortunately be discontinued for your family. Please remember to sign out every day!
Do I need to sign out if my child is in an Enrichment class?
YES! We sign in every child who comes to Extended Care, even if they are taking an Enrichment class, so they must be signed out at pickup, even if they are not going to stay after their class. You are not charged for any time during the class, it is deducted from your daily total. If you don’t sign out, you will be charged for a full day of care.