Afterschool Playground Program


The Afterschool Playground Program
provides opportunities for children to exercise, play, and build their self-esteem by strengthening their communication, team building, and socialization skills in a safe, fun, and nurturing environment. Additionally, the program offers opportunities for homework completion. The program is designed for children ages 6-12 years old in first through fifth grade attending a Redondo Beach elementary school. Child(ren) must be enrolled, and payment must be current in order to participate in the program.


Alta Vista Beryl Heights
815 Knob Hill 920 Beryl St
Birney Jefferson
1600 Green Ln 600 Harkness Ln
Lincoln Madison
2223 Plant Ave 2200 MacKay Ln
Tulita Washington
1520 S Prospect Ave 1100 Lilienthal Ln


  • Open 2:30-6:00p.m. during the regular school year when school is in session. 
  • The Afterschool Program will provide coverage for early release on Wednesdays (release times vary at each school), in addition to the early release dates for parent conferences.
  • Program does not cover holidays or non-student days.  Camp programs are offered for a separate fee.  For more information regarding school year camps, please refer to the Youth Seasonal Camps page.

TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2024 AT 12:00PM.

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Afterschool Playground Program FAQ's

Q: When is registration?
Registration will go live April 16th, 2024 at noon on our website!
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Q: How many spots are available for the 2024-25 school year?
We will have 60 spots available at each of our school sites, upon registration on April 16th. Our registration will be on a first come, first serve basis.

Q: What is a rollover registration?
Rollover registration means that students already enrolled will automatically be enrolled.  As voted on per City Council, we do not offer a rollover registration and will require that everyone who needs care will need to register.

Q: How will you be accommodating the extra kids in 4th and 5th grades coming from CDC who will be competing for the 60 spots?
We have increased our starting registration number from 45 to 60 to help with the extra 4th and 5th graders who may be enrolling.  This number may be increased as we hire more staff.

Q: Have improvements been made on the website so that the site does not crash this year? 
The website has been updated to accommodate the increased web traffic for registration.

Q: How many students do we currently have in our program? (2023-24 school year)
We currently have anywhere between 60-75 children at each school site at this time.

Q: How do we accommodate homework?
Although we are not a homework focused program, each school site does have designated homework time where staff may help and assist where they are able to with homework.

Q:  Are the children (1st-5th grades) at the program together? Is there a balance of kids in each grade or just first come, first served?
Our program runs through the cafeteria at each of the school sites. This means that all grades are kept as a medley in the program. As our registration will be first come, first serve, we are unable to provide a balance of how many students from each grade are given spots to.

Q: For registrations beyond the max, is there a waitlist? When will we know if we are in on the waitlist?
Yes, once we reach our maximum enrollment of 60 students, all incoming registrations will automatically be put on the waitlist. The Afterschool Admin Team will reach out to you once they have taken the time to go through all of the waitlists in order to send an up-to-date waitlist number.

Q: If one of my children get in will the second be able to get in too?
Yes! The Afterschool Admin Team will go through rosters and waitlists to ensure that families are kept together.

Q: Will you communicate if additional staff is hired before this school year is over so we know if more kids are able to be accepted?
Absolutely! The Afterschool Admin Team will communicate with families and provide updates regarding the waitlist as we receive them! Our goal is to be able to provide care for all families that need space in our program, so we are working hard to hire more staff in order to be able to raise numbers prior to the beginning of the school year.

Q: Is registration different for students on an inter-district permit?
No, registration will go live for everyone at the same time.

Q: How much is the cost of the program?
The current cost of the 2023-2024 program is $220/session which covers about 20 school days per session - for a total of 9 sessions for the entire year, however, the cost of the 2024-2025 school year program has not been determined.
The cost of the program may increase once City Council has reviewed the potential overall costs and makes a decision to increase fees. The City Council meeting will take place in the coming months prior to the start of the school year.

Q: Can you please provide us with more information about the seasonal camps?
We offer camps during Thanksgiving, Winter, Spring and Summer breaks. You can find the most up-to-date information about our Spring/Summer 2024 camps on our Class Registration page!

Q: Does the staff have any credentials or minimum education requirements?
We do not require that our staff obtain any minimum requirements, however, many of our staff are interested in pursuing a career where they work with children. A majority of our site leads are either in school to become teachers, or have taken college courses that are Education/Child Development focused.

Q: Is there any opportunity to tour the program at our site school?
Unfortunately, we do not offer opportunities to take a tour of the program. Our programs are run from the cafeteria of each school site.

Message regarding the CDC Changes for the 2024-2025 school year:

The City of Redondo Beach’s Community Services Department was recently made aware of upcoming changes to the Redondo Beach Unified School District’s (RBUSD) Child Development Center (CDC) program for the upcoming 2024-25 school year, resulting in the elimination of fourth and fifth grade students from its afternoon program. We recognize that this change will impact many families and it is our goal to support as many children as possible in the City’s After School Rec. Program now and into the future. Following the post-pandemic reemergence of the program, staff has worked tirelessly to hire qualified employees to support the growing number of families in need of after school care at all eight RBUSD elementary school sites and will continue to do so in an effort to meet the needs of the community as well as to provide a high-quality and safe program. Considering the recent CDC program news, our team will continue to focus on creative and effective ways to engage potential employees so that the Rec. program will be able to support as many families as possible. Our team has reached out to the RBUSD CDC staff and  Right-at-School staff to schedule a meeting to start conversations on finding solutions to this very important community need. Please stay tuned for updates on our Afterschool webpage.


  • (310) 697-3532 (Afterschool REC)
  • (310) 318-0610 (Main Office)
  • Email for Afterschool Program or RecWeb for general inquiries.

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