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CDP Program Overview

Welcome to the Saugus Union School District Child Development Programs (CDP).  Our goal is to serve parents who need before and after school child care for their elementary school students and/or preschool for their 3 and 4 year old children.  We are dedicated to providing an enriching, safe, and nurturing environment and to help all children feel successful.
Our Before and After School Program is offered to any child who attends an elementary school in the Saugus Union School District in grades Transitional Kindergarten/Kindergarten through 6th grade at their school of attendance.  We provide a variety of high quality activities and experiences bridging home and school and extending children's learning.  The daily program consists of organized activities that include: enrichment, engaging and creative indoor activities, outdoor physical fitness activities, dedicated homework time, and a nutritious snack. SUSD Before and After School Program is a 10 month tuition-based program.  The Before and After School Program located on the Cedarcreek Elementary School campus offers Cedarcreek students a reduced tuition rate because of grant funding through the California Department of Education's After-School Education and Safety Grant (ASES).  Cedarcreek families enrolled in the ASES Program pay a monthly investment fee and must adhere to all grant requirements.

Saugus Union School District's Fun For Threes and Fours Preschool Program is an early childhood program that provides a developmentally based pre-academic curriculum that promotes the child's cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development in preparation for Kindergarten.  Preschool Instructors are qualified and educated Early Childhood Education professionals who provide a nurturing and safe environment for children.  Each site maintains a low adult to child ratio (1:8 - 1:12) per class.  All of our preschool programs:  Half-Day Preschool Program, Emblem & Rosedell Full-Day Preschool Programs, and State Preschool (CSPP) are designed to provide developmentally appropriate experiences through a comprehensive pre-kindergarten curriculum, OWL (Opening the World of Learning).  OWL prepares children for Kindergarten through playful, purposeful, and personalized instruction.  SUSD Preschool Programs are 10 month tuition-based programs.  Preschool Programs (CSPP/State Preschool) located on the Cedarcreek, Rio Vista, and Santa Clarita Elementary school campuses offer low-income families, who reside within the SUSD attendance boundaries, a tuition-free preschool program because of state funding.  Cedarcreek, Rio Vista, and Santa Clarita families enrolled in CSPP must adhere to all eligibility requirements. 
Children must be four years of age on or before September 1st of the current school year and live within the Saugus Union School District boundary.  If space permits, children who reach three years of age by September 1st of the current school year may also be enrolled.  Space permitting, we also accept children who live outside of the Saugus Union School District boundaries.  Enrollment at each site is limited and is determined on a lottery basis.  The half-day preschool programs operate 3.5 hours per day (8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.), Monday through Friday, and follow the SUSD School Calendar.  The full-day programs operate 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Monday-Friday from August-June, and offer a Summer Fun Program, June-August.  There is a $75 registration fee per child for the half-day program if registered by June 30, 2018.  There is a $100 annual registration fee per child for the half-day program when registering after June 30, 2018.  The registration fee is non-refundable and not applicable to tuition.  The annual registration fee for the full-day program is $125.  The registration fee is non-refundable and not applicable to tuition.
If you are interested in enrolling your child for the 2018-2019 school year, please contact your school of residence. Children must be four years of age on or before September 1st of the current school year and live within the Saugus Union School District boundary.  If space permits, children who reach three years of age by September 1st of the current school year may also be enrolled.  Space permitting, we also accept children who live outside of the Saugus Union School District boundaries.  Enrollment, at each site, is limited.
Our Summer Fun Programs are open to all incoming Transitional Kindergarten/Kindergarten through incoming 6th grade children, and 3 and 4 year old preschool children at Rosedell Full-Day Preschool. The Summer Fun Programs offer a variety of camp activities including crafts, games, science experiments, physical fitness, and other enrichment activities based around weekly themes.  Field trips are available at an additional cost.  SUSD Summer Fun Programs are tuition-based and registration is separate from the 10 month Before and After School Program and Preschool Programs.
Registration is an online process.  For information, please contact the Child Development Program at your school of residence (please see below).


For questions regarding tuition or payments, please contact the following:


Mission Statement
The SUSD Child Development Programs CARE for children and families through innovative programs that extend TK-6 learning and incorporate fun
and PRIDE- Passion, Respect, Integrity, Dedication, and Excellence.


Core Values
Passion ***  Respect *** Integrity *** Dedication *** Enthusiasm