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Daycare Programs

daycareThe San Marino Recreation Department is committed to providing the best care for your child while also being responsive to your needs as parents. Our before school and after-school daycare program provide a safe, clean, and caring environment for your children. Our after-school program allows kindergarten and school age children to engage in a variety of activities. From outdoor games, arts, and crafts, sports tournaments, homework help and much more, our after-school program is designed so that everyone goes home happy.  See our Daycare Flyer for more information.

Safety Measures
All of our daycare programs meet or exceed state required staffing ratios to provide the highest level of quality care and supervision. Our Daycare staff is experienced and takes the utmost care when supervising your children. All of our staff members are Red Cross CPR and First Aid certified cleared prior to hiring. Our program coincides with the SMUSD school year calendar. Daycare services are also available during minimum days and / or some school holidays. Transportation is provided by a certified bus company, and children are accompanied by staff.

We are looking forward to a safe, fun and exciting school year! If you have any questions or concerns about our daycare programs, please do not hesitate to contact the Recreation Department at 626-403-2200.

Before School Care
Before School Care is provided at Carver and Valentine elementary schools for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. This day care program is offered Monday through Friday from 7 to 8:15 a.m. Students check-in upon arrival and are dismissed at the 8:15 a.m. bell. Activities are provided. Care is provided by San Marino Recreation staff.

Limited After School Care
Limited After School Care is provided for children who are dismissed at 2:30 p.m. and need to wait for their siblings who are dismissed at 2:50 p.m., or for parents who need extra time during the day. Children must be picked up at Carver by 3:30 p.m. and Valentine by 3:45 p.m. or from the Recreation Department by 4 p.m. Minimum Day Daycare not included.

After School Day Care
After School Day Care is provided at the Recreation Department Monday through Friday from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Students are transported from each school to the Recreation Department. Homework time, sports, activities and crafts are part of the daily schedule. The program is supervised by San Marino Recreation After School Day Care staff.

Minimum Days Day Care
Minimum Day Daycare is provided for all minimum days throughout the school year. Regular Daycare participants do not need to register for this program in addition to after school daycare. This program is held at the Recreation Department and is supervised by San Marino Recreation staff.

Transportation to the Recreation Department is provided for after school day care participants from Carver and Valentine elementary schools. For transportation schedules, please contact the Recreation Department at 626-403-2200.

Registration for our Daycare programs is accepted at the Recreation Department located at 1560 Pasqualito Dr. in San Marino.  We currently do not offer mail-in or online registration, due to the Emergency Form which is required prior to the program commencing.  Registration is accepted Monday – Thursday from 8am to 5pm at the Recreation Department only. 

Daycare Spring Break Flyer - More information to come!




Your opinion is important to us and we would like to hear your feedback as we continuously strive to offer quality programs and services.  If we have not met our commitment to you, please take a moment and fill out our Participant Evaluation Form.


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