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    City of Burbank Parks and Recreation – Afterschool Daze

    Administrative Office – Ovrom Community Center

    601 S. San Fernando Blvd.

    (818) 238-5435


     

    Child Development / Childcare

    •     Phone: 818-729-4424
    •     Fax: 818-729-4427
    •     1900 West Olive Avenue, Burbank

     

    Current Openings:

    Preschool and School-Age spaces are available at Emerson, Washington, and Bret Harte Children's Centers for both subsidized and full cost childcare. For infant, toddler, or preschool childcare, spaces are available at the Horace Mann Children's Center. A limited number of spaces are available in the Around the Bell, before and after school program located at every elementary school. 

    Overview

    The Burbank Unified School District's mission is committed to the use of all available resources to provide a quality instructional program through which all children will develop to their fullest potential. The goal of the Child Development Program is to provide each child with the best opportunities for intellectual, social, emotional and physical development through age appropriate activities. The programs recognize individual differences of ability, language and culture and utilize learning activities to ensure success and achievement in the education of all the children.

    Thank you,

    Stephanie Fields, Coordinator of Child Development Department

     

    Goals

    The primary goal of the district's early education program is to develop an autonomous learner through the development and pursuit of the following goals:

    •     To develop a positive self-concept in children with an awareness that they are valued special individuals.
    •     To provide activities and an environment that develops and strengthens language ability with the knowledge that    cognitive development is greatly influenced by         language acquisition.
    •     To assist children in developing problem solving skills.
    •     To provide experiences and opportunities for children to develop effective social interaction skills.
    •     To encourage staff to be non judgmental as they relate to the behavior of children.
    •     To focus on parent involvement and participation.
    •     To develop articulation between the child development programs and the elementary schools.


    GENERAL INFORMATION / STATE SUBSIDIZED

     

    State Funded Centers

    Children must be enrolled in these schools and meet state eligibility and need requirements. Fees are assessed on a sliding scale. Preschool spaces are available at these sites for both subsidized and full cost child care.

    The centers are located on the following campuses:

     

    Emerson Children's Center

    Emerson Elementary School
    700 East Cypress Avenue
    (818) 558-5535
    Preschool through second grade
    Hours: 6:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M.

     

    Bret Harte Children's Center

    Bret Harte Elementary School
    1421 North Ontario Street
    (818) 558-5530
    Preschool through fifth grade
    Hours: 6:30 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

     

    Washington Children's Center

    Washington Elementary School
    2207 West Winona Avenue
    (818) 558-5545
    Preschool through second grade
    Hours: 6:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M.

     

     

    Around the Bell Sites: Before and after school programs

    Around the Bell Programs are supported by parent fees.

     

    The hours of operation are:
    7:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.
    Monday through Friday

     

    Centers are located on the campuses of the following schools:

    •     Disney Elementary School- 1220 West Orange Grove Avenue
    •     Edison Elementary School  -   2110 Chestnut Street
    •     Emerson Elementary School - 700 East Cypress Avenue
    •     Bret Harte Elementary School - 3200 West Jeffries Avenue
    •     Jefferson Elementary School - 1900 North Sixth Street
    •     McKinley Elementary School - 349 West Valencia Avenue
    •     Miller Elementary School - 720 East Providencia Avenue
    •     Providencia Elementary School - 1919 North Ontario Street
    •     Roosevelt Elementary School - 850 North Cordova Street
    •     Stevenson Elementary School - 3333 Oak Street
    •     Washington Elementary School -  2322 North Lincoln

     

     

    For further information call the Children's Center Office at (818) 729-4424.