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Childcare - OST


Jefferson Early Education Department

Out-of-School-Time (OST) Program

1325 18th Avenue

San Francisco, CA 94122


Phone: (415) 759-2795

Fax: (415) 759-2934


Program Hours:  Monday - Friday 7:45 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Office Hours:  Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 


Site Administrator:  Danny Wong

Secretary:  Fonly Jen

The program provides services to children from kindergarten through 5th Grade.  It is one of the largest afterschool childcare programs in the District.  It serves both subsidized and tuition-based families.  The program provides a safe and nurturing environment year-round for all students.


There are two separate waiting lists, for state-subsidized slots and for tuition-based slots.  Determination is based on family income.  State-subsidized families must meet state income guidelines and show a parental need for the program.  Tuition-based families do not need to meet state income guidelines.


  1. Fill out appropriate application.

  2. Priority is given to siblings, children attending Jefferson Pre-K Child Development Center, and children in Child Protective Services.

  3. Enrollment list is made after children receive acceptance notice to Jefferson Elementary.

  4. Parents are notified in late June about acceptance into program.

  5. Appointment is made to fill out appropriate forms and contract.


State-subsidized contracts are for a one-year period, and the family needs to be recertified each year.  Tuition-based contracts are for the school calendar year.  Extended care is sometimes available.


Subsidized:  Sliding scale based on income and size of family.

Tuition-based:  $510 per month.



7:45 - 8:40 a.m.  Quiet Activities
2:40 - 2:55 p.m.  Snack
2:55 - 3:15 p.m.  Circle Time
3:15 - 3:45 p.m.  Outdoor Time
3:45 - 5:00 p.m.  Activity Time
5:00 - 5:45 p.m.  Quiet Activities

First Grade through 5th Grade

2:40 - 2:45 p.m.  Attendance
2:45 - 2:55 p.m.  Snack
2:55 - 3:45 p.m.  Outdoor Time
3:45 - 4:45 p.m.  Homework
4:45 - 5:30 p.m.  Activity Time
5:30 - 5:45 p.m.  Cleanup/Transition


Afternoon snack is provided on school days.  Breakfast, lunch, and snack are provided on extended full days.


Services to your child may be terminated for the following reasons:

  1. Late payment of fees

  2. Three late pickups after 5:45 p.m. sharp

  3. Child has exceptional needs that cannot be met by the program


You must give two weeks' notice before withdrawing your child from the program, or you will forfeit any advance payment of fees.