Kindergarten Childcare

Program Description 

Tupelo is located at Marin School, and is a part of Albany Children’s Center. Tupelo serves children from Transitional Kindergarten through the 5th grade, providing quality school-age care before and after the elementary school day. The Tupelo program is safe, nurturing and educational. Tupelo is committed to promoting, supporting and enhancing all areas of a child’s development. We strive to provide a balance of educational, social and recreational opportunities to make our program special for the children in our care.

All children enrolled in Tupelo have the opportunity to learn Spanish as a part of the program. The Spanish Enrichment program is conducted by a native Spanish-speaking teacher and is based on extensive research-proven methodologies and approaches to second language acquisition. Children learn Spanish through music, stories, games, movement and outdoor activities in a fun and meaningful learning environment. The Spanish curriculum is based in thematic units, in which children will explore basic vocabulary, expressions and commands.
Healthy Me Music and Movement enrichment will come into the kindergarten childcare programs during the second trimester of the school year.  It is a series of multi-sensory, developmentally appropriate, bilingual (Spanish and English) workshops focused on important health topics.  It is funded through the City of Albany utilizing Soda Tax dollars.

Program Schedule: 

Kindergarten Childcare (Full Day Program):




Childcare program opens: free choice time & breakfast


Walk AM Kindergarten students to class


Whole group instruction, project time, outdoor play time, free choice time, and Spanish enrichment


Walk PM Kindergarten students to class

1 PM 

Pick up AM K students and bring them to childcare

1:55/2:00 PM

1:55 Early Birds begin aftercare at Tupelo

2 pm Pick up TK/PM K students and bring them to childcare


Outdoor play time, project time, whole group instruction, free choice time, and Spanish enrichment  

3:05 PM

Gr 1-3 late birds and Gr 4-5 begin aftercare




Outdoor play time


Indoor activities


Program closes