School-Aged Programs

The Youth Services Division believes that each child is unique and special! Every child is celebrated and provided tools for success in a safe and supportive environment.

Throughout the year, Youth Services offers a variety of programs for school-aged children:

  • Before and After-School Programs: Sun 'N Fun and Club STAR
  • Spring Break Camp 
  • Summer Day Camps
  • Family Events
  • Early Bird Registration

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Registration for Care | 2018-2019

TK/KINDER/ New Families: Click here
Returning Families*: Click here
*Returning meaning children who were enrolled in Sun N Fun/Club Star 2017-2018

Please note, the process has changed to accommodate the families we serve.
Priority is given to families in the following order: 1) Qualifying returning families (currently enrolled)
2) Incoming Kindergarten families
3) New families (not currently enrolled, not incoming Kinder)
4) All families from the previous list who miss their registration period. 

For Qualifying families who are currently enrolled in Club STAR or Sun ‘N Fun, you will be able to register for care for the 2018-19 school year at YOUR PROGRAM SITE during designated hours.

2018-19 paperwork can be found at bottom of page or at the Parks and Recreation office.

2018-19 Handbook

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The City of San Luis Obispo Parks and Recreation Department is committed to providing recreational opportunities to all ability levels. We welcome people with disabilities into our recreation programs through specialized programs and inclusion opportunities. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination of for individuals with disabilities, if you need specialized assistance to participate in any City sponsored classes, events or activities, please contact the front desk staff (805-781-7300 & In order to best accommodate your individual needs, we ask that you let us know of any accommodations needed at the time of registration and or at least 48 hours in advance of any City sponsored program. For further information on accommodation requests contact the front desk staff (805-781-7300 & 711 California Relay Service (which is also capable of handling TTY calls) is also available. The 711 service is available for those calling from within California.


Students Taking Active Responsibility

  • Date: -
  • Location: Local Elementary School Sites
  • AgesGrades 4-6
  • Cost$4/hr; $60 registration fee
  • DaysMon-Fri
  • Register Now

Positive, engaging youth development is at the core of Club STAR. Four pillars guide Club STAR: Support, Taking responsibility, Academics and Recreation. Club STAR accommodates children at the following local elementary schools: Bishop’s Peak, C.L. Smith, Hawthorne, Pacheco, and Sinsheimer Elementary. Program fees DO NOT include care during minimum days/conference week.  *If minimum enrollment is not met for each program time, program will be cancelled and refund given.  Sun ‘N Fun is closed on all legal and school holidays.  Open registration begins August 1 and is on-going thereafter. In order to attend Club STAR on the first day of school, your child must be registered by August 17, 2016. 

GRADES       DAYS           DATES                 TIMES  
4-6                 Mon-Fri        Aug 22-June 8      2:50pm - 6:00 pm (2:40pm – 6:00pm at Hawthorne)            

(will combine with Sun ‘N Fun at 5:00pm)

Cost:   $60/one-time, per child registration fee
Drop-In:  $4/per hour
     A minimum of 10 hours deposit required for each child.
Monthly: $160/month – After-School October – April monthly payments
                $280/month – After-School Aug/Sep and May/June payments
** Monthly fees for Club STAR do NOT include care during Minimum Day Care. Must register and pay for separately.


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Sun 'N Fun and Club STAR

Before- and After-School Programs

Sun ‘N Fun (a state-licensed drop-in program) for TK-6th graders and Club STAR (Students Taking Active Responsibility) for 3rd-6th graders are located on-campus at five elementary schools within the City: Bishop's Peak, C.L. Smith, Hawthorne, Pacheco and Sinsheimer. Daily curriculum includes a variety of developmentally appropriate indoor and outdoor activities and experiences, homework assistance, nutritional mid-morning and afternoon snacks, and group times. Enrollment is on a first-come/first-serve basis and is limited by state licensing capacity mandates.

Registering for Sun 'N Fun and/or Club STAR 
Click here for the Registration Packet in English and Spanish.

  • Original signatures are required; electronic or scanned signatures will NOT be accepted.
  • Families are responsible for printing their own forms
  • The Family Information Card is ONLY available at the Parks and Recreation Department. Families are required to complete the card at time of registration.
  • All Registration Packet Forms MUST be complete. 

It's Tax Season!

To assist you in listing your deductions for childcare hours, the City Tax I.D. Number is 95-6000-781.

New July 1st Fee Rates will be as follows
Technology Processing Fee – 1.74% (All Front Desk Transactions)
Credit Card Fee – 2.61% (All Front Desk Credit Card Transactions)
Credit card & ECP (electronic Check Payment) Refund Fee - $0.10 cents
ECP Fee – 3.09%

Online Processing fees (Tiered pricing structure):
Program fees under $150 = 7% + $1.00
Program fees $150 - $500= 3.79% + $5.50
Program fees above $500 = 2.71% + $10.50
*Minimum Service Charge = $1.00