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CREST Club

The City of Santa Monica has extended our local emergency and all orders until July 31.

We care about your health and safety, and we are working closely with the LA County Department of Public Safety to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Given the “Stay at Home” orders from California Governor Gavin Newsom, the City of Santa Monica is cancelling CREST Programs, effective now, all public events and extending facility closures through July 31. This means that all closures, including City Hall and City facilities (including beach parking closures and impacts on City services) are effective until July 31. We will follow up with refund information. For a full list of closures, cancellations and service changes, visit santamonica.gov/coronavirus-cancellations.

As a reminder, please STAY HOME, practice physical distancing of at least 6 feet, wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, and avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.

For local information, visit santamonica.gov/coronavirus. Sign up for daily updates at santamonica.gov/newsletter and emergency alerts by texting SMCOVID to 888-777.  You can also follow TwitterFacebook, and Instagram.  If you have additional questions, contact our COVID-19 hotline at info@santamonica.gov or 310-458-8400.

Grades 4&5

CREST Club is an afterschool childcare program that provides 4th & 5th graders with a variety of activities, including: homework assistance, fieldtrips, enriching classes, and outdoor fun until 6:00 PM. Our highly-trained, and caring staff work in small groups at your child's school. 

Program Updates: 

EFFECTIVE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR, THE CITY OF SANTA MONICA CREST PROGRAM WILL NO LONGER OFFER THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS:

  • PM EXTENDED CARE AT ALL 7 SANTA MONICA PROGRAM SITES
  • AM CARE & LATE START AT GRANT, ROOSEVELT AND WILL ROGERS

OUR SMMUSD PARTNERS WILL OFFER AM CARE OPTIONS AT ALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS.  PLEASE CONTACT SMMUSD’S CHILD DEVELOPMENT SERVICES AT (310)399-5865 FOR ENROLLMENT INFORMATION OR VISIT THEIR WEBSITE AT: http://www.smmusd.org/cds/index.html

In lieu of PM Extended Care, families of  4th and 5th graders can enroll in CREST Club.
For other program options, please visit PAL’s website at www.smpal.org or Virginia Ave Park at www.smgov.net/Departments/CCS/content.aspx?id=32857

CREST Club Locations: EDISON, FRANKLIN, GRANT, MCKINLEY, MUIR/SMASH, ROOSEVELT AND WILL ROGERS 

2019 CREST fees

Registration Fee:  A one-time $50 registration fee is due with the first month's payment.  (Exception: Those receiving  Financial Assistance or receiving Connections for Children/CalWorks should contact the office with regards to their payments). 

Please complete the CREST Club Enrollment Packet and return to the Site Coordinator or the CREST Youth Office beginning August 1, 2019. 

Financial Assistance: The City of Santa Monica offers Financial Assistance to qualifying families with moderate to low income, whose students attend a Santa Monica based Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District School and participate in CREST after-school programs during the school year.  Apply early!

SMMUSD Child Care for Grades K-3

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District's Child Development Services offer child care for students in grades K-3. Please contact their office for more information: (310) 399-5865.

SMMUSD Child Care and Homework Assistance for Grades 6-8

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District offers child care and homework assistance options for middle school students. 
SMMUSD Child Care
310-399-5865

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