After School Programs (TK-6)

What We Do

Welcome to the Claremont Unified School District Child Development After School Program! It is our pleasure and privilege to share in the continuous growth and development of your school age child.  

The CUSD After School Programs, better known as BLAST, ASES, and ELOP provide before and/or after school care to children in grades TK – 6th at each of the seven elementary school sites within the district. 

The Best Learning After School Time (BLAST) program is a self-supported tuition-based program. Parents pay tuition fees to cover all the costs incurred for this program.  The program provides care on all regular school days from 7:00 a.m. until school begins and again after school until 6:00 p.m. 

The After School Education and Safety (ASES) Program is a state-subsidized program that is available only to students attending Vista del Valle Elementary School. Families attending the ASES program at Vista pay a flat monthly family fee. Homeless youth, as defined by the Federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42.U.S.C. Sec 11434a) a child who is in foster care or children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals are not charged a fee. ASES is open on all regular school days from the end of school until 6:00 p.m.

The Expanded Learning Opportunities Program (ELOP) is a state-funded program that provides afterschool and summer programs for foster youth, McKinney-Vento students, free or reduced-priced eligible students, and English language learners at no cost.  The ELOP program is open on all regular school days from the end of school until 6:00 p.m. 

Children can choose from a wide variety of developmentally appropriate enrichment activities which include recreation and games, arts, crafts, and more.  The program also offers homework time and free time for children to pursue their own interests in a safe and positive environment. A nutritional snack is provided daily by Nutrition Services.

If you are interested in enrolling for the BLAST and ASES program, follow the enrollment link.  If you are interested in enrolling in ELOP please contact the Child Development Office.

Fall 2024-2025 BLAST/ASES Registration Dates

Please note: All registrations for our BLAST/ASES programs are done online by clicking on the "Enrollment" button, under the "Department Pages" section above.

Current Families:

Chaparral, Condit, and Mt. View

  • Friday, May 3, 2024 at 9:00am - Monday, May 6th, 2024 at 6:00pm

Oakmont, Sumner/Danbury, Sycamore, and Vista Del Valle

  • Friday, May 10, 2024 at 9:00am - Monday, May 13, 2024 at 6:00pm

New Families:

All BLAST/ASES Locations:

  • Monday, June 3, 2024 at 9:00am

Expanded Learning Opportunities Program (ELOP)

Registration for the Expanded Learning Opportunities Program (ELOP) begins on Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at 8:00 am.

Eligible students include, McKinney-Vento, Foster youth, Free and Reduced-price eligible students, and English language learners.

The after-school program is offered at no cost to eligible students.  

ELOP students will be enrolled in the BLAST/ASES program.  Woodcraft Rangers staff will be part of the BLAST/ASES programs and will continue to offer enrichment clubs.  We are excited to offer one comprehensive afterschool program this fall.  

Monthly Tuition Schedule

Staff Contacts