PrimeTime Free After-hours Childcare

Monroe Clark Prime Time Phone contact:
Daniela Payton (619) (874-1738


PrimeTime Application Link

   San Diego Unified School District’s (SDUSD) Extended Learning Opportunities Department administers the PrimeTime Extended Day Program (PrimeTime) to elementary and middle school students.  PrimeTime is free to all participating families and operates before and/or after school programs every regular school day. Due to COVID-19 pandemic the program schedule may be modified for the 2021-22 school year. Students are to attend the program every day for the full range of hours offered.  Parents/guardians can feel comfortable knowing their child(ren) is receiving academic support, and also interacting with peers in a physically and emotionally safe environment.  The PrimeTime team is a collaboration among San Diego Unified School District Extended Learning Opportunities staff, PrimeTime Partner organizations, and other SDUSD departments, programs and individuals.
 Your child(ren) must be enrolled during the regular school day at the school to which you are applying for PrimeTime, this also applies to families with Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Kindergarten (K) children.  Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten Eligibility:  TK students born between September 2, 2016 and December 2, 2016 and K students born on or before September 1, 2016.
 All families with children in elementary, middle, or K-8 schools (including transitional kindergarten) interested in participating in PrimeTime during the 2021-22 school year are required to submit an online application.  This includes children currently participating in PrimeTime and children on the wait list.
 This includes:
Children currently participating in PrimeTime
Children on the wait list.
 An application must be completed for each child applying for PrimeTime. This year's application will be available online beginning Monday, March 1, 2021, at 6:00 a.m. (Pacific Standard Time). An email address and internet access will be required to create an account to complete an application. The application must be completed and submitted online. Click to view sample application. You may access the application through a mobile device such as a cell phone or tablet with internet connection.
 The PrimeTime Partner at your child's school will hold a PrimeTime Application parent informational virtual meeting to review the online application process. Click to view the schedule.
 All information provided on the application is subject to verification. Falsifying or omitting any of the information may disqualify the applicant from receiving PrimeTime services.
 It is anticipated that the demand for PrimeTime services will exceed the program capacity at most schools; therefore, it is extremely important that the application be completed and submitted by the initial application timeline. Applicants are accepted into the program based on the rating system listed on the following page, up to the capacity for each school's program.
 Applications will be available online beginning Monday, March 1, 2021 at 6:00 a.m. (Pacific Standard Time) and must be completed and submitted online by Friday, April 9, 2021 at 9:59 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) to be included in the initial review and enrollment process. Applications faxed, e-mailed, mailed, or hand delivered will not be accepted. 
 Parents/guardians who complete and submit the application within the initial application timeline will be notified via email of the status of their application no later than Friday, June 18, 2021.  The email will notify families of whether their child(ren) has been accepted to participate, placed on a wait list, or is not eligible for the before and/or after school PrimeTime Program.
 Completed applications that are submitted by the deadline during the initial application timeline will be reviewed for the initial enrollment period. Children will be accepted for participation based on the application rating system detailed below, up to the capacity for each school's program. Once PrimeTime has reached its capacity, children not accepted for participation will be placed on a wait list, in the same order of priority, and will be accepted as space becomes available.
 Parents/guardians may choose to have their child attend either the before school and/or after school programs, if applicable. Choosing only the before school or after school program will not affect the rating of the application.Each application will be prioritized using the following rating system:

Child participating in PrimeTime during the 2020-21 school year OR child on the PrimeTime waitlist as of February 26, 2021.

1 Point

Single parent household OR families with one parent/guardian currently on military deployment (a copy of orders may be required upon request).

1 Point

All parents/guardians living with the child are employed full time (40 hours per week) and/or are full time students (enrolled with at least 12 units).

1 Point

Child recommended for academic assistance by the District, based on the Standards Based Report Card for elementary level and course grades for the middle level.

1 Point

Total Points Possible

4 Points

Eligible homeless and foster care students will receive highest priority when submitting an application.
 First priority for participation will be given to applications rated with four (4) points and last priority will be given to applications rated with zero (0) points. In cases where a determination must be made between two or more applications with the same points, selection for acceptance will be based on date and time of online submission of the completed applications. For priority enrollment, attendance policy below will be strictly adhered to.
 Applications are accepted throughout the school year. Applications submitted after April 9, 2021, will be considered in priority order, as space becomes available, according to the rating system listed above.
 Once notified of acceptance, the 2021-22 PrimeTime Student Participation Forms are required to be completed before your child can begin participating in the program. The 2021-22 Student Participation Forms will be available online or through the organization providing services at your child's school. Students with incomplete 2021-22 Student Participation Forms may be disenrolled from PrimeTime.
 In accordance with the California Education Code Section 8483(a) (1) that provides funding for PrimeTime, students are expected to participate in the program every day.  
 For additional information regarding PrimeTime at your child's school, contact the PrimeTime Partner providing services. Click here for PrimeTime Partner Contact Information. For questions regarding program administration, please contact one of our Support Staff.


PrimeTime News

PrimeTime Schools

What They Say

"PrimeTime offers us help with our homework and we get to hang out with our friends. It really is a cool place!"

- Friends, Katie and Tara, Stanley Middle School

"Our PrimeTime program is a key element to the success of our students both academically and socially."

- Mary Estill, Principal, Florence Elementary School.

"PrimeTime provides children an opportunity to participate in homework assistance as well as experiment with their creative side through the arts. This allows me, as a parent, to feel comfortable about working because I know my child is being supervised by quality people in a safe environment.

- Parent, Vista Grande Elementary School

Open for Fun and Learning - Hours of Operation

PrimeTime operates every regular school day.Parents/guardians may choose to have their child(ren) attend the before school and/or after school program.


Before School Zone

PrimeTime is available before school hours at most, but not all schools, and start times vary among schools.Before school programs operate for a minimum of 90 minutes.Students are expected to attend everyday for the full range of program hours.

After School Zone

PrimeTime begins operating after school is dismissed and remains open until at least 6 p.m. each day for a minimum of 15 hours per week. Students are expected to attend everyday for the full range of program hours.

Time to Learn and Have Fun - PrimeTime Design

The Learning Zone


PrimeTime offers 60-90 minutes of academic support to promote enthusiasm for learning and building skills in the areas of reading, math, writing, speech and science.School principals work closely with community partners and program leaders to identify credentialed teachers and to ensure that activities complement the regular school day curriculum.This is the key to providing a comprehensive learning experience for every student.

The Fun Zone


Students may participate in a variety of fun activities with their friends and peers including arts and crafts, learning how to play musical instruments, dance, writing and performing plays, athletics and educational games. PrimeTime provides a safe place on school campuses where students can strengthen academic skills and participate in age-appropriate activities while improving social skills.

Parents/Guardians Zoning In

To keep you informed, monthly newsletters and a calendar of activities and events are distributed and posted on the PrimeTime parent/guardian information board.

As a parent/guardian of a child enrolled in PrimeTime, we value your involvement. Any contribution of your ideas, time, talents and/or materials are not required, but greatly appreciated.

PrimeTime Needs You!

The PrimeTime Team is excited and dedicated to expanding opportunities and enriching the lives of our youth through quality programs. In partnership with San Diego County Office of Education and The Children's Initiative, we are committed to identifying additional resources and funding in an effort to offer PrimeTime to all elementary and middle schools in the "Zone."


San Diego Unified School District Extended Learning Opportunities Department
2441 Cardinal Lane. Bldg. A
San Diego, CA 92123
Phone: (858) 503-1870
Fax: (858) 496-1948

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