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Before and After School Enrichment Program

Crest STEAM Academy AM/PM Enrichment Program Provided by Earth Discovery Institute

** Please Note: This Enrichment Program will only be provided if the school community is able to meet the required number of participants. 


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(EDI) is a 501(c)(3) non-proifit dedicated to the mission of educating the community about San Diego’s diverse habitats and how to care for them. We have been providing Environmental Education Field Trips to schools in Cajon Valley Union School District since 2005. You can check out our website here to see more about our Environmental Education and Community Outreach Programs. 

What can we provide for Crest S.T.E.A.M. Academy?

We are committed to building community partnerships that support our mission of environmental education and empowering students, families, and community members to make a difference in their own backyards. Through our AM/PM Enrichment Program we will provide a safe, fun, and educational environment for your students to connect with nature through a collection of hands-on science activities that are aligned with the NGSS they are taught in school along with many S.T.E.A.M. based activities.

When and where will this program be provided?

For AM Care students can be dropped off beginning at 6:30  Crest Elementary, Room 1. Students will be dismissed for the beginning of the school day at 8:45 am. Younger students will be escorted to their classrooms. 

PM care will begin at 2pm (Mondays and other scheduled minimum days) and 3pm (Tuesday - Friday) in Room 1. Students will have an opportunity to have a snack as well as homework assistance. At 3pm Mondays & 4pm Tuesday-Friday we will begin our enrichment activities based on various nature and science themes throughout the year. These activities may be conducted in the classroom, in the schoolyard or in the nearby park located behind the school. 


                     School Hours: Monday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm Tuesday through Thursday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Program Hours

Before School


After School


Total Hours


6:30 am - 8:45 am

2.25 hrs

2:00 pm - 6pm

4 hrs


Tuesday - Friday

6:30 am - 8:45 am

2.25 hrs

3:00 pm - 6pm

3 hrs


We will be providing 


11.25 hrs


16 hrs

27.25 Hours Per Week

How much will this cost?
Are there sibling discounts?

We want to make it clear that we are not funded through the Cajon Valley Union School District or any other state funding programs. We are a non-profit and we must raise the funds for all of our programs on a yearly basis. This Enrichment Program will only be provided if the school community is able to meet the required number of participants.

California Licensing Standards Child:Teacher Ratios are 14:1


Participation Fee

For 1st student

For the year

Sibling Discount Fee 

(for 2nd, 3rd, etc.)

Additional sibling for the year

AM Only





PM Only










Drop In Daily Rate

$15 for am/pm


$10 for am/pm



*based on 180 school days (39 are minimum days are 141 are full days)

Current CVUSD full time rates range: $222/month to $337/month
Proposed Fees for EDI Explorers are comparable to those posted on the district website

Can my student come for just a few days/hours a week?

While we do not have strict attendance policies we do believe that students will benefit most if they are allowed to participate in the activities on a consistent basis. If your students need to leave early they may not be able to participate in the outdoor activities such as hikes, birdwatching and restoration projects. 

How much will it cost for just a few hours/days a week?

**Please see the Drop In Daily Rate above. 

How will the fees collected be used?

At this time EDI will be using the fees collected to pay a staff person and for activity supplies and fees related to this program including staff training, liability insurance and background checks with the state/district. We do this to ensure the safety of all the students in our care. Any fees collected that are above the amount to pay for the program are used to provide our programs to students in the Cajon Valley Union School District. In the event that more than 14 students enroll in the program will provide a second staff person. 

How and When do I pay for this program?

Payment for this program must be paid before the start of service date.

The schedule below is the same as the schedule used by the district. Once your student is enrolled we will send a PayPal link via email for payment or a check may be dropped off at the school in person. Checks can be made payable to Earth Discovery Institute. Please make a note of service dates in memo line. 

Billing Cycle

Service Dates

Billing Date

Payment Due Date


Aug 21 Sept 18




Sept 19- Oct 16




Oct 17 - Nov 15




Nov 18 - Dec 20




Jan 14 - Jan 28




Jan 29 - Feb 28




Mar 2 - Mar 27




Mar 30 - Apr 24




April 27 -  May 21




May 22 - Jun 18