WUSD Extended Day Program

    Time for Me Tree  

    "A Time for Me"

    Registration is NOW Open for 2022-2023 


    Email registration requests to:  WUSD.EDP@washingtonusd.org or csturm@washingtonusd.org


    We are "A Time for Me."  Our formal name is Washington Union School District Extended Day Program, or WUSD EDP for short.  A Time for Me is our fun name because it uniquely touches on the importance of time for your child, and you.  Time is as fleeting as the breezes through the oak trees and as precious as the wildflowers in the hills around us.  In this back-drop, we strive to make your child's time with us as joyful, creative and supportive as possible.  In today's busy, high-tech world, A Time for Me is a great place for them to have fun, do their homework and more importantly, enhance their in-person (not through devices) social skills by being with old friends and making new ones. 


    Our Promise is to support each child's extended school day in effective ways that are creatively structured to meet their developmental needs. We keep our promise by consistently providing safe, healthy and supportive care during their extended school days.  Our team plans and provides activities,  prepares healthy snacks, provides academic support, designated time for homework or creative outlets, sportsmanship opportunities and good old-fashioned fun time with friends! 


    Our Programs are provided for students actively enrolled in TK to 8th grade classes in the Washington Union School District.  All services are provided on the Toro Park Elementary School campus. Bussing is provided to and from Washington Union School and San Benancio Middle School.  A Time for Me is a fee-based program supported by tuition and fees only. There are no subsidized programs.  All programs operate with appropriate teacher to child ratios and all enrollments are filled based on space availability.

    Our loving, supportive and trained teachers take time to listen to the children, follow their interests, encourage them with individual projects.  Our team plans and prepares thought-provoking activities designed to pique children's interest in new or common things and extend their desire to learn more!  We work hard to ensure that each child's day is enjoyable and productive by making sure each program is designed to meet the needs of each grade level. 

    Each program has a structured daily schedule to provide the stability children need along with the flexibility that allows them to explore and imagine. Homework time and support are built into each day for all 1st to 8th graders.  Planned projects often delve deeper into ideas and concepts being taught in their classrooms.  Weekly plans also include activities with a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art or Math focus to add a little STEAM!


    Our Team includes four Teachers-In-Charge who work with specific grade groups:  

    • Room C has Ms. Lori's TK to 1st grade Busy Bee's with Ms. Tory's 1st grade Homework Club each afternoon.

    • Room B has Ms. Goretty's 2nd to 3rd grade World Traveler's every afternoon.  

    • Room A has Ms. King's Mighty 4th to 8th graders in the afternoon.  

    • Room C also has Ms. Tory's Early Birds every morning for all grades.

    All Teachers-In-Charge work in teams with other teachers.  Our teachers have studied child development and some have, or are working on, teaching or related degrees.  They all understand the importance of helping children make friends through positive, inclusive, social interactions.  Trained in CPR and first aid, they're alert and ready to care for your child.  They each model, encourage and teach with a core value of making safe, respectful and kind choices. 

    Manners, respect, quiet time, structured time, academic time, book time, do nothing time and giggling silly creative time are a part of every day!  Every day is structured in the best way possible to meet your child's extended-day needs, so your evenings can give them the best possible time for family needs!



    Our Scheduled Hours of Operation:  7am-6pm on days when school is in session.


    • A Time for Me's (AM) morning, before-school program: 7:00am to 9:00 am.*  

    • A Time for Me's (PM) afternoon, after-school programs: Open following school's final bell.*  

    • A Time for Me daily programs all close at 6:00 pm.  

    *Bussing is provided for 4th & 5th graders to, and from, Washington Union School, and for 6th to 8th graders to, and from, San Benancio Middle School. All WUSD ED[ programs are held on the Toro Park Elementary School campus.

    We follow the District's published Academic Schedule for school days and bell schedules for each campus.  Our services are only available on days when in-class learning is provided. We are open and provide extended hours to meet the needs of minimum, collaborative and parent-teacher conference day schedules. 


    How to start the registration process:  

    Send an email to WUSD.EDP@washingtonusd.org   or csturm@washingtonusd.org.

    Include the following information about each child you wish to register:

    1. Child's full name

    2. Date of birth

    3. Grade to be entered in the new school year

    4. Contracting parent/guardian name

    5. Best email address

    6. Best phone number

    7. Schedule desired: AM, PM or BOTH   

    8. For TK and Kindergartners only, list pick-up time choice: 2:30, 4:00 or 6:00   


    How to complete the registration process:

    The 7 items below are needed to complete the registration process. You can find these forms on this website, or by clicking on the form names below, or they will be emailed to you in response to an email sent with the above data about your child.  

    1. Complete and submit the Placement Form

    2. Complete and submit the Fees and Tuition Choice Worksheet

    3. Complete and submit Emergency Info sheets page 1 and Emergency Info Sheet page 2 for each child

    4. Complete and submit a signed Parent Agreement

    5. Complete the PROCARE on-line registration or re-registration for each child  

    6. Pay a non-refundable registration fee for each child

    7. Pay a 10% deposit for each child

    Please keep copies of all these items for your own records.


    Program spaces are only secured once the registration fees and deposits are paid, all paperwork submitted and online registration processes complete. 



    Registration Fees & Tuition Choices:  We are a fee-based program only supported by the fees and tuition.  We do not provide subsidized programs. 


    TUITION DETAILS.  Click here to view the Tuition Choices & Fee and the Placement Request form, visit the WUSD EDP Fees and Tuition Choices tab listed above, send an email to WUSD.EDP@washingtonusd.org or email the Director, Charlene Sturm, directly csturm@washingtonusd.org.   Late Start Tuition will be calculated based from the start date to the last day of school.


    REGISTRATION FEES.  A non-refundable $65 per child registration fee is required to activate your account each year.  This is an administrative fee and does not secure a position in any program.  A non-refundable $30 per child Program Change fee is required for each changes made after 60 days.  Registrations are accepted throughout the year as space allows. 


    DEPOSITS: A deposit of 10% of the Annual Tuition is required to secure a spot. The Drop-In Program Deposit is $100 per child.  All deposits are due by August 1st or 2 weeks in advance of a late start date.  Deposits are required to secure space in a desired program, along with all paperwork and online registration in PROCARE. Deposits will be applied to the 10th/final installment once all balances are paid in full. 


    PROCARE is an online cloud based management program specially designed for childcare programs.  A link will be sent to you to register and set up your account, or to re-register. All families must be enrolled in the PROCARE system.  In PROCARE you will answer important questions about your child such as; allergies, authorized pickup names and numbers, special interests, etc and once your account is activated, you will be able to view your account and pay online if desired. 

    Program spaces are only secured once the registration fee and deposit are paid and all paperwork and online registration processes are completed  and submitted. 


    Health & Safety is always our top priority!!  The safety and wellbeing of your children will always come first in our plans, policies and operations. 

    In uncertain situations, such as we've all experienced during the COVID 19 pandemic, temporary changes may be required. We will continue to insure the health and safety of everyone by following all CDC/CA guidelines. Safety is always a number one priority!   During any period of COVID 19 restriction, operational plans will follow the lead of the school's schedules and program plans will follow the Monterey County Health Office guidance and all CDC/CA guidelines and practices.  During disasters, please watch for special notifications and updates on Parent Square. If you have any questions, please email the Director, Charlene Sturm at csturm@washingtonusd.org

    In non-pandemic times, we welcome scheduled tours of our facilities with opportunities to meet our staff as well. 


    Communication matters!

    Families are an integral part of our extended day program and your input is valued and always welcome.  Ongoing dialogs between you, your child, our staff and management allow us to work collaboratively towards providing the best programs possible. Please contact the Director any time you have a question or need assistance.  

    We are honored to be of service in the care and guidance of your children.  Thank you for choosing A Time for Me. 




    Charlene Sturm

    Charlene B. Sturm

    Director, WUSD Extended Day Program

    Email:  csturm@washingtonusd.org

    Phone: (831) 484-2550

    Send inquiries for more information to: WUSD.EDP@washingtonusd.org


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