Sun Terrace Elementary School
CARES After School Program
2448 Floyd Lane.
Concord, CA 94520
School Phone: 925/682-4861
CARES Phone: 925/682-8000 ext 85238
Principal: Kristan Martin-Meyer
Teacher Leader: Cherie Gann
Site Coordinators: Nicole Prins and Lynnette Norry
Hours of Operation & Cost: CARES runs from the end of the school day until 6:00. There is no cost to students for program participation.
Programs for Students and Families
After School Programming includes:
Homework Help, Academic Intervention Program, ASPIRE Intervention Program, Nutrition Education and Cooking, Dance, Arts and Crafts, Gardening, After School Research Reading Program, Talent Shows, Family Nights, and Community Information Nights.Snack Programming includes:
Daily nutritional snack provided in partnership with Food Services Department and the USDA.Links to the School Day
- School day teachers instruct the Intervention portion of CARES.
- Representative of CARES in Student Care Team (SCT) and attends faculty, Leadership, and grade level meetings.
- Informal and formal means of communication in place to facilitate discussion between CARES staff and school day teachers.
- CARES staff complete and share Bi-monthly Student Progress reports with classroom teachers.
- Homework Help: 1 hour HW assistance and 1.25 hour structured enrichment or recreation.
- Intervention Program: 1 hour of academic Intervention with a Credentialed teacher in either English Language Arts or Mathematics. Student to teacher ratio is 17:1. This program has eligibility requirements, inquire within.
- After School Research Project (SFA): 45 minutes of academic intervention with a credentialed teacher in Language Arts, the program has limited number of spaces and eligibility requirements. Ratio varies from class to class but does not exceed 15:1.
- Peer Tutoring: Students in 4th and 5th grade who complete their homework are selected based on leadership skills and good behavior to tutor students in younger grades who experience homework difficulties
- Enrichment opportunities: 1 Ѕ hours structured enrichment or recreation. Enrichment programming includes arts and crafts, athletics, leadership, and home economics programs. Programming focuses on the youth development model.
- Nutrition Education: 7 hours a week of nutrition education and physical activity promotion. Students participate in nutrition lessons, fitness cards, cooking classes, and field trips to the Gardens.
- CARES Gardens: Our two After School Gardens host daily classes in the garden, serving all 14 CARES After School programs and integrating nutrition, youth development and community development.
- Interest Specialty classes: A trained technical artist leads classes two times a week onsite for selected students, instructing them in the skills of portrait design.
- Clubs: A wide variety of clubs are offered to students every Friday during enrichment time. The clubs are selected and led by the recreation specialists based on their own interests. Clubs include Basketball, Movie, String Art, Science, and Art. A new selection of clubs is available to students on a rotating cycle every 6 weeks.
- Middle School Volunteers: Middle School students are qualified 6th, 7th and 8th grade students who enjoy helping their peers learn. After homework and tutoring, volunteers participate in ongoing enrichment activities.
- Parent Volunteers: Throughout the year, parents volunteer their time to assist with homework tutoring and enrichment activities as well as volunteering time and supplies for special events such as Fall Festivals etc.