THE SOPA KIDS CENTER
School Age Child Care
14755 Greenleaf Street
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Cell Phone (818) 571-KIDS (5437)
FAX (818) 474-7140
Deanna Weigold, M.S., Director
The SOPA Kids’ Center provides on-site childcare for students of Sherman Oaks Elementary Charter. In addition to operating before and after school (September-June), we operate a full day camp schedule on teacher training days, pupil free days, and vacations. A nine-week summer camp is also available. Our licensed daycare program is owned by the Sherman Oaks Parents Association.
We strive to create an environment that respects the child and encourages the child to participate. Every child is valuable and entitled to be nurtured, to be encouraged, to be imaginative and to explore the world around them in a positive, playful, and safe environment.
The SOPA Kids’ Center is conducted and planned by qualified staff, educated to meet the needs of children from different age groups. The counselors are skilled in positive, proactive discipline techniques. The entire staff is trained to be responsive, supportive, and offer guidance to the children in compliance with Community Care Licensing, Title 22 standards. We maintain a ratio of 1 adult to every 14 children.
Children learn best when given choices to pursue areas of personal interest. We stress positive, fun education enrichment to expand and develop every child’s potential.
The Kids’ Center program includes supervised sport and outside game activities, table manipulatives, a quiet homework time, and a healthy snack. The Center utilizes classrooms, the school library, cafeteria and the main play yard for the program. There will be something exciting for every child, everyday!
Most importantly we want to keep it fun!
Hours of Operation
The SOPA Kids’ Center is open from 6:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. During the normal school year, September to June, we offer before and after school care (K-5th grade). We will operate a full day camp schedule on teacher training days, pupil free days, and vacations. The Kids’ Center office and administrative hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
After School Program
This program provides supervised child care from school dismissal to 6:00 p.m. for all students. Children will have a choice of various activities with qualified counselors.
Before School Program
This program provides supervised child care from 6:45am-8:00am for all students. The drop-off location for this program is at the Dickens Gate.
Click here for the Kids Center Application 2020-2021 for both the After and Before School Programs.
Winter, Spring and Summer Full Day Camp Programs
The SOPA Kids’ Center offers full day camp during the winter and spring vacation. Fliers and applications for Winter, Spring and Summer camp will be posted here for all families at Sherman Oaks Elementary Charter when they become available.
Students will spend an hour each day (except on Fridays) in a classroom environment that is supervised by Kids’ Center counselors. SOPA Kids’ Center staff encourages all students to work on all pages of their daily homework; however, individual tutoring is not available within the SOPA Kids’ Center Program.
ALL Schedules and Fees subject to change without notice