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Worried About COVID-19 Learning Loss? Summer Program Helps Kids Get Back on Track

Carlsbad CA— Carlsbad Educational Foundation’s summer childcare program for TK- sixth grade students has a revamped curriculum and activity schedule to address concerns that students experienced academic and social-emotional learning loss caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

An $18,000 grant from the Carlsbad Charitable Foundation is funding additional curriculum development, student materials, and staff training specifically designed to help kids catch up over the summer.

Carlsbad Kids Care Summer Adventure

  • Available June 14 – Aug. 20
  • Jefferson Elementary School and Poinsettia Elementary School
  • Open for drop off and pick up 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • For students entering transitional kindergarten through sixth grade this fall
  • $199 per week (early bird sign up through May 31)
  • $225 per week if you sign up June 1 or later

“Kids Care has a critical role in stemming COVID learning loss and summer slide,” said Carlsbad Educational Foundation Chief Executive Officer Laura Pitts. “Summer Adventure expands how we deliver curriculum-focused activities throughout the school year to include activities that emphasize teamwork, communication, and collaboration with peers while engaging them in core subjects like math, reading, and writing.”

Carlsbad Kids Care Summer Adventure features thematic activities that engage students socially, creatively, and academically. Lessons are age appropriate and designed to incorporate STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) and literacy curriculum with fun and interactive crafts, games, and outdoor recreation. Students enroll one week at a time and themes change every two weeks.

Kids Care is an affordable, licensed childcare provider for Carlsbad working families that operates every weekday during the school year for Carlsbad Unified School District families and every weekday in the summer for families with elementary-aged students (students outside Carlsbad Unified School District may enroll in the summer program). Summer Adventure is managed by Carlsbad Educational Foundation and all proceeds go back to Carlsbad Unified School District to fund enriching educational experiences.

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