• River Rec is located at River Elementary School in Carmel. 

    The School Age Child Care Program is an integral part of Carmel Unified School District's commitment to providing quality child care outside the regular school day. C.U.S.D. feels that it is an appropriate use of school facilities and this service will assist working families in securing affordable quality child care, as well as enrich the educational experience of our students.

    The School Age Child Care Program is open on regular school days, minimum days, and staff development days. The River Rec before and after school programs operate in The Multi-Purpose Room and room 10 at River School. The River Rec morning program is open from 7:00-8:40 am., and reopens from 2:00 to 6:00 pm at River School.  During the summer and C.U.S.D. break weeks, our program will be closed. Our full day schedule for staff development days is 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

     Registration for the school-age child care program is based on a first come first serve basis. Registration for the upcoming school year begins in March of the preceding school year. All families must re-enroll annually. Please contact the offices located at Carmelo school to inquire about registering for this program. Contract rates can be located on the ‘Forms’ link on the Child Development Programs home page.

    The CUSD School Age Child Care Programs provide safe and nurturing, supervised environments for children enrolled in CUSD schools grades TK - 5th  before and after school hours. The program provides interesting, creative and developmentally appropriate activities from which children can learn and develop a positive self-concept and be successful in school using a broad cross-section of resources.  Special effort is made to offer an environment that provides for active learning, exploration, and opportunities for decision making.

     A nutritious snack, free of additional charge, is served each afternoon during the school year. On full days, both a morning and afternoon snack are provided.  Homework is supported by staff in a quiet environment daily. Participation in extra-curricular activities (such as sports or clubs) is encouraged with parental consent and staff will coordinate attendance in activities located on site, or within a short walking distance from the site.

    For kindergarten students who take the bus from River Rec or Palo Colorado Canyon, there is an application for tuition assistance. If you would like to apply, please contact the bookkeeper, Marie Dart-Newell at 624-8047 ext. 2492 or mdartnewell@carmelunified.org.

     Cancellation Policy: If you must cancel or change your contract a 30-day notice is required. You will be financially responsible for any tuition due during the 30 days.