Kids Club at Cleveland Elementary
Kids Club at Cleveland Elementary
Our school-based afterschool program, Kids Club, is an extension of the formal school day; it serves to complement and enhance learning in the classroom through educational, physical, artistic, and social experiences in a welcoming, inclusive atmosphere. With a small student to teacher ratio (14:1) Kids Club provides children an opportunity to expand their learning, develop meaningful relationships with their teachers, and build community with their peers. The program also offers healthy snacks, homework help, outside play, and plenty of downtime to unwind and have fun.
Kids Club Enrichment Program is led by our internal teachers and is divided into three 10-12 week sessions (Fall, Winter, and Spring). With assistance from the Afterschool Director, the internal teaching staff develops curriculum based on their interests and passions. Enrichment ranges from art, science, sports, gardening, and much more.
Kids Club at Cleveland Parent Handbook
Crystal Carrillo, Kids Club-Cleveland Afterschool Director
Sonia Vazquez, Kids Club-Cleveland Afterschool Assistant Director
For more information about the program please contact Kids Club at Cleveland Elementary at 510.388.3455.
Miss Sonia is very passionate about her Mexican culture. She loves working with children due to all the exploring, growing, learning, and fun that her and her students get to have. She started as a teacher three years ago and now is Assistant Director. She is looking forward to many more learning experiences and fun memories in Kids Club.
Mr. Scott is in his third school year at Kid's Club Cleveland. His favorite part of the job is seeing the kids find joy in the little things throughout the day. When not at work, he’s usually playing a game of some sort, doing a puzzle, or behind some instrument or microphone enjoying one of his passions as an entertainer.
Miss Blijha is an all-around artist who sings, dances, raps, and plays the drums. This is Blijha’s second year at Kids Club. She enjoys relaxing with the kids in Meditation Madness and letting loose with the dancers in Boogie.
Miss Crystal is an Oakland native and UC Santa Cruz alum with a B.A. in theater arts and philosophy. In 2016 she started working as a teacher in the program and taught various classes based on Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Disney. After becoming an assistant director she took early childhood education classes in hopes of one day being a director. Now that she is the Director of Kids Club Cleveland she is excited to bring dynamic programming and make Kids Club the best afterschool program that it can be!
Mr. Antwan is an educator, scholar, and writer who teaches at Cleveland Kids Club. He is on a mission to impact the thinking and development of students at all levels of the academic spectrum. Antwan believes that re-imagining our approach to human development and instilling progressive values in students is central to challenging social inequities, economic stratification, and oppressive social structures.
Miss Michelle is a Bay Area native and started her career in teaching years ago. After having a career in IT/Finance she has come full circle and returned to teaching and loving every minute of it. Most days she helps the students with their homework but on Fridays the students teach her about arts and crafts.