Afterschool Childhood Enrichment Programs

Santa Cruz County Parks offers Afterschool Childhood Enrichment Programs for students in transitional kindergarten to 6th grade! Participants enjoy art, music, creative play, and a balance of individual and group activities.

Afterschool Childhood Enrichment (ACE) Program

Kinder & Transition Kinder (TK) Enrichment Programs

The Kinder/TK Programs are held after school at Mar Vista Elementary School. These programs provide safe and enjoyable recreational and educational experiences for kindergarten-age children provided by trained, caring and professional staff. Participants will enjoy stories, art, science, creative play, active games and a balance of individual and group activities, indoors as well as outdoors.

Rio Del Mar Afterschool Childhood Enrichment (ACE) Program

Register your 1st to 6th grade child at the Rio Del Mar ACE program for a fun, safe, and enriching afternoon of games, arts & crafts, sports, cooking, field trips, classes, homework time, and more! Rio Del Mar and Valencia Elementary Schools offer bus transportation to the site.

Cancellations & Refunds

Requests for credits or refunds must be submitted in writing or by email.
Four days or more prior to activity start date, participants may receive full credit to their account that is valid for one year,
or a refund can be issued minus a $5.00 cancellation fee.
Three or fewer business days prior to activity start date, refunds, credits or transfers will not be issued.
Refunds are not available if the class has met three times, or if a participant fails to attend.
If a program is cancelled by Parks, a full refund will be issued within 4 weeks.

Contact Us


(831) 454-7901 (General)

(831) 454-7941 (Registrations)

Monday – Friday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, except holidays

Our physical office is open, but staff availability is limited.