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My 10 year old daughter (5th grade) attends a public school in El Cerrito. Luckily, we have a spot in the after school program at her school, and always have. Unfortunately, she hates her after school program, and she doesn't get much out of it actually. It's loud, and even though there is structure, the time they get for homework is not productive, nor is it monitored accurately so that she can get anything done. This makes for stress on both of her working parents, and mostly on her. We have long nights of finishing homework, crying and drama.
My daughter is a great kid, gets excellent grades (tested into the GATE program) and is really into getting her homework done...would rather do that than participate in the sports/social elements of her after school program which by the way, we pay 397.00 per month for. She gets SO frustrated with all the craziness there. Too much energy, I think.
My question is this: does anybody know of an after school childcare alternative for a situation like this? I don't want her walking alone to a babysitter's house, but we're working when school gets out and need her to be somewhere safe and where she can relax and then get some help with homework without costing us a fortune for 3 hours per day. HELP! Ideas please?
I moved to El Cerrito last year, and I'm looking for a kindergarten for my son from this fall. Also, I'm interested in afterschool programs. Does any public kindergarten provide good program? ps. Bacically, is registration of public kindergartens first- come first-served system? New comer
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