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Links to Kids' Care resources on the Carlsbad Educational Foundation website:

Contact CEF

Information on program availability and registration can be obtained by calling the Carlsbad Educational Foundation’s office.


8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Phone: 760-929-1555

Site Contact

Kelly Kids’ Care – Rm. 12

Site Director: Rachel Tamayo

Phone: (760) 331-5865

On-Site Child Care (Kids' Care)

                                 state licensed                                                             before and after school                         child care

For 21 years, the Carlsbad Educational Foundation has delivered high quality, licensed childcare for students at Carlsbad’s nine elementary schools. This program currently cares for more than 600 students and is known throughout Carlsbad for its experienced childcare staff, varied enrichment offerings and convenient, on-site locations.

Program Highlights

  • Enrichment: Mad Science workshops, Abrakadoodle art classes, Coast2Coast Soccer and Super Moverz sessions are offered throughout the year at no additional cost to families
  • Homework Club: offered Monday through Thursday with one-on-one help and monitoring as needed
  • Art: collage, painting, sculpture and more
  • Crafts: crochet, mobiles, masks, puppets, sewing, card making and beading
  • Music: dance, singing, free expression
  • Outdoor/indoor activities to meet social and physical needs: sports, organized team games, board games
  • Science: astronomy, physics, nutrition and gardening
  • Service Projects: canned food drive, senior center projects