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Looking for afterschool programs for Mohr Elementary School

Original post made by James, Mohr Park, on Aug 29, 2010

We are moving to Pleasanton and we find it is very difficult to find after school programs for my 5 year old daughter. Mohr Elementary School has very limited spaces in its after-school program – kids club operated by YMCA. We were told there are 80 people on the waiting list already.

It seems we do not have many choices. We find La Petite has after-school programs and they also provide after school pickup service. We need both services since we work in South Bay. We notice that the turnover rate for teachers at La Petite is quite high. So we still haven't decided yet.

Any suggestions about after school program options for young children attending Mohr Elementary School?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted by Jill
a resident of Carlton Oaks
on Aug 29, 2010 at 8:09 am

I know that Quarry Lane (Web Link), Centerpointe (Web Link), and Young Ivy (Web Link) all have after-school pick-up programs. Possibly KinderCare (Web Link), too.


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Posted by Heidi
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 29, 2010 at 9:20 pm

You should give Child Care Links a call and/or check out their website. They should have many referrals listed for you. Good luck! And welcome to Pleasanton!!


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Posted by Jennifer
a resident of Bridle Creek
on Aug 30, 2010 at 8:24 am

Hi there....

There are two that come to mind in Pleasanton - Early Years is a great after school program and they provide pick-up at the schools so you might want to check there. Also, Walnut Grove has EDCC (Early Development Childcare Center I think???) -- have you moved yet? I would suggest moving to Pleasanton Valley, Birdland or Del Prado areas or anywhere closer to the center of town....Mohr is a bit out there.


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Posted by Mohr Parent
a resident of Mohr Park
on Aug 30, 2010 at 9:23 am

My son is in Kindergarten at Mohr and he attends Centerpointe. They pick him up every day. He has been attending Centerpointe's preschool since he was 3 and they have an amazing staff. Your child will feel comfortable and loved there. Good luck and welcome to Pleasanton!


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Posted by Pleasanton resident
a resident of Valencia
on Aug 30, 2010 at 10:04 am

We were faced with the same problem a number of years ago when our son was attending Mohr (he is now going to be a junior in college, so it was some time ago). We tried Kindercare, and did not like it for various reasons. We switched to the Quarry Lane after school program, and he loved it. Very reliable and nice. They also had a great summer program. Good luck, and enjoy living in Pleasanton! We do!


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Posted by reasonable
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 30, 2010 at 11:12 am

An alternative to day care is having a college-aged sitter pick up the kids from school, make them a healthy snack at home and then help with homework, drive them to music / playdates / park / sports activiteis, etc. That way the kids don't miss out on the activities the stay-at-home kids get to do. Also, it is a lot more flexible as you can arrange later times from time to time and it is not a $1 / minute emergency if you get stuck in traffic. www.Sittercity.com is a great place to look for someone. They screen their people ahead of time and you can see their background and the schedule they are available.


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Posted by Hacienda School Parent
a resident of Mohr Park
on Aug 31, 2010 at 7:56 am

We ran into the same problem when my son was going to start at Mohr. That plus all the non-school days which makes it very difficult for working parents, made us decide to enroll him at the Hacienda School which is just down the street from Mohr School on Stoneridge. What a relief, it is a year round, full day program with no homework and allows us to take vacation anytime that works well for our schedules. The school is only closed on the same days that my work is closed. The staff is excellent and we found recently that he has already been introduced and is working in some subjects a year above public school grade level.


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