John Muir Elementary School

Before and After School Programs

Child Development Services through the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District offers school-age child care programs at John Muir. We welcome the opportunity to work with children who have special needs and their parents to determine how we can support every child's successful participation in our programs. The programs are available for students in Kindergarten to 3rd grade. Our Before and After school programs offer a rich array of activities as well as a daily homework opportunity.

FULL TIME CHILDCARE: Includes before-school care from 7:00 a.m. until the regular school day begins at the first bell, and continues from school dismissal until 6:00 p.m.

AM CARE: Parents who need to drop off their children at school beginning at 7:00 a.m. may choose a morning-only program option. Activities include preparation for the school day, arts and crafts, board games and opportunities for playtime with friends.

EARLY EXPRESS: This after-school part-time option operates from the time of kindergarten dismissal until 3 pm. Early Express is designed for parents who need childcare for their kindergartner until their older sibling is dismissed from school. It is offered every day, including min days. For more information, call 310-395-3204 x71167.


Child Care, Recreation, Enrichment, Sports, Together

Child Care
On-campus before- and after-school care is provided by the CREST program. Administered collaboratively by the City of Santa Monica and SMMUSD, the CREST program offers many options and is designed to match your child's interests as well as meet your family's needs.

CREST Enrichment Classes
CREST offers after-school enrichment classes in a variety of subjects, from science to karate to dance. Classes are open to all,
regardless of whether your child is enrolled in CREST Child Care. Enrollment forms detailing class offerings are sent home in
September, December, and March. For information call (310) 458-8540.

CREST Superstars & League Sports
CREST offers children an opportunity to participate in team sports through its Superstars program for K through 2nd graders, and
League Sports for 3rd through 5th graders. Enrollment forms are sent home in September, December, and March. For information call (310) 458-8540.

CREST Playground Access
Playground Access offers free, supervised after-school play to 1st and 2nd graders for 30 minutes, and to 3rd through 5th graders for 2 hours and 15 minutes. This option is not offered on rainy days. There is no fee; however, you must enroll your child to participate. Obtain a sign-up form from Muir's on-site CREST office, or call (310) 458-8540.For more information on CREST programs navigate to

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