There are plenty of options
Parents, when it comes to finding the best after school programs for children in the Paso Robles area to attend during the 2017-18 school year, there are plenty of options.
Most programs offer enriching indoor and outdoor activities for children, with plenty of time to finish homework and catch up on their reading goals.
Below, find information on some of our local tried-and-true favorites. Be sure to call the individual program facilitators and check out websites for more information, plan a visit, and ask the parents of your child’s friend for recommendations as well.
North County Boys and Girls Club
600 26th St.
Still the best deal in town, the Paso Robles location behind Flamson Middle School offers activities and programs for students. For a minimal annual fee of only $30, parents can sign their children up for club membership. There are many opportunities for enrichment and leadership activities. For information or to register, go to www.bgcslocounty.org or call 239-3659; program fills quickly, wait list available.
The YMCA after school programs are a great deal for working families looking for an enriching program with art, cooking, sports and science, and more – including making new friends. Conveniently–located, the program includes crafts, homework help, and tons of fun! Healthy Eating and Physical Activities (HEPA) included. Call 239-3047 for information and sign-ups or visit www.sloymca.org.
Paso Robles School District After School Program
The Paso Robles Youth Development Enrichment Program – or PRYDE – is a developmental program offered through the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District for students attending any of the elementary schools in the district. Designed for children to learn through play and activities, parents may enroll their children to attend the program at Pat Butler, Kermit King, Georgia Brown elementary schools. Each site offers an afternoon snack and a balance of indoor and outdoor time for children to play, socialize, read, complete homework, or participate in quiet activities. Call 769-1050 for information or to register.
Library Study Center
3600 Oak St.
At this satellite location on the north end of town, the Paso Robles City Library offers students a quiet place for studying and homework completion Mondays through Thursdays. Library staff is on hand to help students with homework, research, and reports. A small but powerful reference collection lines the shelves, and computers with Internet access are available to children and teens. Magazines, paperbacks, picture books, and other recreational reading materials are available as well. For info and hours call 237-4743.
Private After School Care
When opting for private after school care, be sure to ask the provider for fingerprint clearance, and a DMV print-out if they will be transporting your child. Family-style daycare can be wonderful, but be safe and make sure you know who is watching your children and what training they have; first aid and CPR certification is highly recommended.
Contact the Child Care Resource Connection for San Luis Obispo County at 541-2272 or the San Luis Obispo County Childcare Planning Council at 782-4723 for additional tips and information on finding an after school child care provider.