After-school Programs at Palo Alto Schools

There is a licensed after-school child care program at each Palo Alto elementary school site. Programs are managed by private providers—Palo Alto Community Child Care (PACCC), Creative Learning Center, and Redwood Enrichment Center. Morning care is available at some school sites. Check with your local program. A limited amount of subsidy money is available for eligible families.

For more information about programs and how to register, contact the program director at your school site.

Preschool Family

Parents participate with their children (ages birth to four) in a preschool program that includes adult discussion sessions for parent education and support. Programs are offered through the Palo Alto Adult School and held at the Greendell school site.

For more information about classes and registration, contact Preschool Family at (650) 856-0833 or

Other Child Care Resources

  • Palo Alto Community Child Care (PACCC) offers comprehensive information about Palo Alto child care centers, including:
    • Infant/Toddler centers
    • Preschool centers
    • Programs for children with special needs
    • Financial assistance for child care
  • Family Resources of the City of Palo Alto offers extensive information about a variety of resources for families.

If you have questions, contact Anne Brown - Assistant Superintendent of Education Services, Elementary at (650) 329-3773 or