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After School Programs

Project Kidz Connect

Project Kidz Connect is a free, grant-funded district program dedicated to providing students with a safe place to learn, play, and grow after school. We partner with principals, teachers, and the community to provide ways for students to improve their academic performance, learn healthy habits, and contribute positively to the world around them.

Project Kidz Connect includes academics, arts, nutrition, recreation, computers, character education, and enrichment. We support the district curricular math, reading, and technology initiatives and provide opportunity for students to extend their learning.

Project Kidz Connect is a Monday-Friday program for TK-6th grade students and it starts as soon as the bell rings until 6pm. We are closed on holidays and non-school days.

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City of Costa Mesa R.O.C.K.S Program

Age: Kindergarten-6th Grade

The R.O.C.K.S Program offers a variety of supervised activities for children in grades Kinder through 6th at Paularino Elementary.  The program is offered Monday-Friday from the time Kinder gets out until 6:00pm.   The program consists of homework time, games, sports, enrichment activities, arts and crafts and more.  This is a fee based recreational program that requires the children to sign in when entering each day and parents/guardians to sign their child out at the end of the day.  The R.O.C.K.S Program runs year round and observes all NMUSD holidays and school closures. 

Prior to attending the program a registration form and payment must be completed. Please visit or complete a registration form at City Hall (77 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa) or the Downtown Recreation Center (1860 Anaheim Ave, Costa Mesa).  The R.O.C.K.S program is run by the Costa Mesa Recreation Department.  If you have questions please call 714-754-5013.

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