Located on the El Granada Elementary School Campus, our El Granada Before/After School Center is open from 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. with flexible scheduling, and provides full service before the school day starts as well as after the school day ends. We also offer flexible choices for families with different needs, including hourly rates for drop-ins. Check out the Tuition-At-A-Glance section to learn more.
Our centers are warm and inviting, with couches, kitchens, work spaces for homework/learning, and play areas. The environment helps us to create a program with set activity times and structure, while also offering flexibility to provide your child with the option to self-direct during their time with us.
El Granada Program Highlights:
We base our program on the Emergent philosophy of teaching and curriculum planning, which focuses on being responsive to childrens' interests to create meaningful learning experiences.
Emergent programs prioritize active participation, relationship building, flexible methods, inquiry and play-based learning. CCP teachers introduce students to new concepts (examples include caterpillars, deep oceans, farming) with the goals of inspiring a love of learning. Teachers then skillfully create opportunities for children to learn more about the topics that interest the children the most.
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Full tuition rate sheets found here.
For next day drop-ins, please let us know by 12pm the day prior.
*Hourly equivalent is $6.66/hr if only taking advantage of after school portion until 5pm
^Average monthly tuition taken from 2 rates: tuition rates decrease as hours of care needed decrease (increase in school hours for Kinders)
**Hourly equivalent is $10.13/hr if only taking advantage of after school until 5pm
^^Hourly equvalent is $11.87/hr if only taking advantage of after school until 5pm
Site Supervisor: Lorena Velazquez
Lorena has been with CCP for over 20 years - starting as a teacher and now serving as our Hatch site Assistant Director. Lorena holds a Site Supervisor Permit through California state teacher credentialing. One day a child asked her if teaching was her job or her profession. She asked him what he thought. His answer surprised her - he said that it was her profession because you love what you do! This is so true: she loves the richness that every child and their family brings into her life.
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Lorena Velazquez, Site Supervisor
Teacher: Cathy Sumpter
Cathy has a great passion for working with children and truly believes in the theory that “it takes a village.” Children inspire her to be creative and insightful. In 2003, she was looking for a preschool for her son on the coast - CCP was very conveniently located and the classrooms were clean and well-organized for learning. The staff were friendly, interested in children, and very professional. Cathy was associated with CCP for 5 years as a parent and she is now proud to say that she is a teacher at CCP. Cathy holds her Associate Teacher Permit and continues to take college level courses toward a Teacher Permit.
Newsletter and Activities: October 2017