For over 35 years, After School has provided licensed day care to families in San Carlos and Belmont. After School was started with the mission of providing a safe, caring, and fun place for kids to go after they got out of school–little did we know then, After School would grow and evolve for decades. Find an After School location near you, or meet our staff.
Naturally, things have changed since we started After School in 1981, and we have grown and adapted our programs to meet the needs of the children and families we serve. However, one thing always remains the same: kids have basic needs. Kids need someone who knows and cares about them, and will ask about their day, answer their questions, or share a concern. They need a healthy snack to tide them over until they have dinner. They need the opportunity to spend time in a quiet space, do their homework, and go outside and play games with a friend. They need a place that they feel is “theirs,” full of games, toys, books, art supplies, and building blocks that will allow them to express their individuality and spark their imagination. Finally, they need to have time to choose activities that they want to participate in and even have the freedom to choose to do nothing, if that’s how they feel after a long day at school.
This is our philosophy, what we believe in, and what we are committed to providing here at After School.