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Before and After School (TK-5) Enrollment

In addition to providing a preschool program, the Albany Children’s Center (ACC) coordinates the enrollment of students for before & after school care at 3 of the Albany elementary schools. We serve students in grades TK-3 at a staff-to-student ratio of 1 to 15.
 

School

Cornell

Marin

Ocean View

Program Name

Chinese

Tupelo

Cedars

Maples

Chinese

Grades

K-3

K-5

TK-K

1-3

K-3

Capacity

48

120

65

60

32

Hours

1:00-6:00pm

7:30-9:30am & 1:00-6:00pm

7:30-9:30am & 1:00-6:00pm

Language

Chinese

Spanish

English

English

Chinese

 
Please note that the after school care for TK students enrolled at ACC are held at Ocean View School.
 

Enrollment

To enroll in AUSD childcare your student must first be pre-enrolled or enrolled in AUSD. You are then welcome to complete the Wait List Application by visiting the ACC web site and submit it to Felicia Lien at flien@ausdk12.org fax (510-559-6593) or in person at 720 Jackson St. We do not have the office capacity to contact you when we receive your application. You may check your status on the waiting list by emailing Felicia Lien. If you are interested, you may attending a school tour (School tour for all programs open between the months of September to mid-June). There are no School tours from mid-June to August. Visitor passes are provided for parents who are interested in visiting the childcare programs.
 
 

Wait List Process

Due to the high demand for quality child care, ACC works from a waiting list pool to enroll children into the childcare programs. The waiting list is not in numerical order. It is a fluctuating document based on a number of adjustable criteria, such as grade level openings, site capacity, and gender balance. It is also based on the eligibility requirements of the California Department of Education and full-cost programs.

Enrollment for TK-3 students is determined when a parent contacts the ACC office after receiving their child’s school assignment (generally in July or August prior to the start of the school year). At that time, ACC will determine if a space is available for the student at the requested program.
 
Children are enrolled based on the following priority order:
  1. Special needs/504 – Albany residents
  2. Qualified low incomes subsidized (CPS, Homeless)
  3. ACC children from the preschool
  4. ACC siblings based on date application was received
  5. AUSD staff children
  6. Wait list based on the date application was received
  7. Age and grade level when a position is open and based on classroom capacity
  8. Gender balance
 

Admission Process

Once you have been accepted into one of our programs, a deposit of $100 will be required. (The deposit is non-refundable unless a 60-day notice is given prior to the scheduled enrollment date.) There is also a yearly Materials Fee of $100. If an offer of enrollment comes less than 30 days prior to the starting day of enrollment, the deposit will be non-refundable. You will meet with the ACC director with the required paperwork for admissions. Families applying for low income subsidized status will be required to bring in documentation of income status and/or education status. Once all the paperwork is complete, you and the ACC director will agree upon a starting date