By Kathy Chouteau
Families seeking summer enrichment for their children in the coming months might not have to look any further than their own backyards, with the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) Expanded Learning Department’s roll-out of free, full-day programming at select schools from June 21 to July 22.
The summer enrichment program, which will be offered to district students in TK-6th grade, will run Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at these schools: Chavez, Downer, Riverside, Sheldon, Stewart and Verde. Specific curriculum varies between locations, but there’s an emphasis on hands-on activities surrounding art, science, STEM, games and more.
According to the Expanded Learning Department, priority enrollment will be given to “McKinney Vento families, foster youth, students who qualify for free and reduced lunch (FRL), English language learners (ELL), newcomers, students with siblings in the program and students who can attend the program daily.”
Note that the Expanded Learning Department’s summer enrichment programs will be closed on Mon., June 20, for Juneteenth and Mon., July 4, for Independence Day. Students must be enrolled in the WCCUSD to be eligible to apply. To register, click here. Questions? Call Expanded Learning at 510-307-4652.