Located on the Hatch Elementary School Campus, our Half Moon Bay 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.
Each of our three learning and creativity centers are designed for different age groups: TK - 1st, 2nd - 3rd, and 4th- 5th.
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.
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 expose students to new concepts (examples include caterpillars, deep oceans, farming) with the goal 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.
Site Supervisor: David Aliamus
David has been with CCP since 1996. He began as a Co-Supervisor, and in 2006 was appointed as the Site Supervisor of the Half Moon Bay Center. David holds a A.A. Degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE) and a Site Supervisory Permit from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. He is the proud recipient of the 2009 Mary Elizabeth Griffin Children's Award, a San Mateo County-wide recognition for his contributions and commitment to serving children. A resident of Half Moon Bay, David is actively involved in the community. He serves as a member of the Second Harvest Food Bank Advisory Committee, a member of the Hatch Elementary School Site Council and supervisor for Hatch's Homework Club, a Little League baseball coach, and on Sunday mornings as a caregiver for the smallest children at Mariner's Community Church.
Assistant Director: 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.
Teacher: Candelaria Acosta
Candelaria (or Teacher Candy) has been with CCP for over 10 years and she loves it! She feels blessed to know each child and the great variety of characters in her group each year. She enjoys getting to know not only the children and their unique needs and interests, but their families as well. Candy loves the teaching team she works with, and believes that they are the definition of team work and caring in a fun environment.
Teacher: Christy Halloran
Christy comes to us with nearly twenty years of experience in education working with both preschoolers and children with special needs. Christy enjoys inspiring curiosity in her students with fun science experiments and teaching them to explore and think critically. She's currently working toward her Site Supervisor permit. Christy works also works with our HMB preschoolers in the morning.
Teacher: Miriam Ramirez
Miriam joined the CCP team in 2015 and enjoys working with children because of their high energy and eagerness to learn. She loves learning from the children everyday and believes that helping children and their families is the most rewarding career she could pursue. Miriam especially enjoys watching kids as they try new things and learn from their experiences.
Full tuition rate sheets found here.
For next day drop-ins, please let us know by 12:00 p.m. the day prior.
*Hourly equivalent is $7.57/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 if only taking advantage of after school until 5pm
^^Hourly equivalent is $11.87 if only taking advantage of after school until 5pm
2, 3, and 4 day per week monthly tuition available, check the full tuition rate sheet here. Enrollment packet here.
A Typical Day Includes...
Depending on the hours your child is here this could vary, but a typical day includes the following activities.
Room A Updates
Room B Updates
Room C Updates
Room A will be home to our Exploring Camp, happening later this Summer, specifically designed for our littlest campers entering TK/Kinder/1st grades.
Room B is the hub of our Summer Camp and where most of the tech and major creations happen.
Summer is underway and Room C is being used by the Jedi LEGO camp, Cooking camps (with its new kitchen!), and Art camps.
Contact CCP HMB Before/After School
David Aliamus, Site Supervisor
Lorena Velasquez, Assistant Director