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Chaparral BLAST

(909) 398-0305 x. 41608

Teacher: Candice Potter


Condit BLAST

(909) 398-0300 x. 41620

Teacher: Elisa Salazar


Mtn. View BLAST

(909) 398-0308 x. 41610

Teacher: Gidget McNeely


Oakmont BLAST

(909) 398-0313 x. 41630

Teacher: Jackie Killam


Sumner BLAST

(909) 398-0320 x. 41609

Teacher: Kierstin Gallerie


Sycamore BLAST

(909) 398-0324 x. 41629

Teacher: TBD


Vista del Valle ACES

(909) 398-0331 x. 55019

Teacher: Suzan Ahmed

Expanded Learning Programs (BLAST & ACES)


Welcome to Expanded Learning

Welcome to the Claremont Unified School District Child Development Expanded Learning Program! It is our pleasure and privilege to share in the continuous growth and development of your school age child.  


The CUSD Expanded Learning Programs, better known as BLAST and ACES provides before and after school care to children in grades TK - 6th at each of the seven elementary school sites within the district. 


The Best Learning After School Time (BLAST) program is a self-supported tuition based program. Parents pay tuition fees to cover all the costs incurred for this program. Fees range from an amount to cover before school care only to an amount to cover before and after school care. The program provides care Monday-Friday on all regular school days from 7:00 a.m. until school begins and again after school until 6:00 p.m. A full day program is offered at selected school sites from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. during winter recess, spring break, and summer vacation. Seasonal programs are contingent upon enrollment and are not a guaranteed offering. 


The After School Community Education and Safety (ACES) Program is a state-subsidized program that is available only to students attending Vista del Valle Elementary School. Families attending the ACES program at Vista pay a flat monthly family fee and are required to attend the program Monday-Friday from the end of school until 6:00 p.m..


The purpose of the BLAST/ACES program is to provide a safe, supportive and active learning environment for elementary school age children before and/or after the regular school day hours. The program environment is structured to reflect the needs, interests and capabilities of children five to twelve years of age. All locations are well equipped and arranged to accommodate children individually, as well as small and large groups. Children have the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of developmentally appropriate enrichment activities which include recreation and games, arts and crafts, tennis instruction and a variety of academically related activities in the areas of language/literacy, science, math, history, technology and music. The program also offers homework time and free time for children to pursue their own interests in a safe and positive environment.

Program Goals

The main goals of the BLAST/ACES program are to:

  • Provide a Safe, Supportive and Active Learning Environment
  • Support the Needs of Working Families
  • Provide Learning that is Active, Collaborative, and Meaningful
  • Support Mastery and Expand Horizons
  • Support the Exploration of Interests and the Development of Skills and Creativity
  • Promote Respect and Appreciation for Diversity.  Improve Students’ Physical and Social Skills
  • Foster High Expectations for all Participants.


Registration for the BLAST / ACES Program is done on a first come, first served basis, and contingent on space availability at your child's school site.To register for the BLAST / ACES program, please submit a completed registration packet and registration fee to the Child Development Program (CDP) Office. At the time of registration, tuition for the first week of services will also be due; please refer to Tuition Fee Schedule for fee amounts.  

Registration & first week’s fees are non-refundable and non-transferable if you choose to withdraw your child prior to the first date of enrollment. All previous balances incurred and due to the BLAST program must be paid in full before a student will be allowed to register.


For more information on the BLAST / ACES Program, please contact Adriana Talamantes, BLAST/ACES Account Clerk @ (909) 398-0609 ext. 41004 or atalamantes@cusd.claremont.edu  


In-Person Registration

Complete, print, and bring the registration packet to the Child Development Office


2017-18 Monthly Billing Schedule