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Project Kids Connect Whittier's Expanded Learning Program

Our Mission

NMUSD's Expanded Learning Program will provide a safe and inclusive before-school, after-school, and summer learning environment where every student is seen, every student matters, and every student is valued. Through a creative and inspiring mentorship, every student is challenged to grow towards reaching their full potential as a thriving student today and a responsible community citizen of tomorrow.

Our Program

Our curriculum includes academics, nutrition, physical recreation, arts and enrichment that support Newport-Mesa Unified School District initiatives.

We promote diverse learning experiences designed to challenge and maximize each student’s potential.

 

QUALITY STANDARDS FOR EXPANDED LEARNING PROGRAMS
2022-2023 FOCUS GOALS

CONNECT
Standard #1  Safe and Supportive Environment
The program provides a safe and nurturing environment that supports the developmental, social-emotional and physical needs of all students.

ENRICH
 Standard #2  Active and Engaged Learning
Program design and activities reflect active, meaningful and engaging learning methods that promote collaboration and expand student horizons.

INSPIRE
  Standard #4  Youth Voice and Leadership
The program provides and supports intentional opportunities for students to play a meaningful role in program design and implementation, and provides ongoing access to authentic leadership roles.

 

 

Costa Mesa R.O.C.K.S.

Recreation on Campus for Kids (R.O.C.K.S.) after-school program is a fee-based program at the following Newport-Mesa Unified School District elementary school sites: Adams, California, College Park, Davis, Killybrooke, Paularino, Pomona, Rea, Sonora, Victoria and Whittier. The R.O.C.K.S program provides supervision by City of Costa Mesa recreation staff on the school’s playground Monday through Friday from the time school is dismissed until 6 p.m. for children grades kindergarten through 6th. The program is open during the school year and is closed during all school holidays, in-service days and vacation breaks. This program focuses on four areas: educational activities, youth sports, recreation, and arts & crafts. Staff encourages personal growth, academic enrichment, and group cooperation in a structured environment.

For more information, contact the R.O.C.K.S. staff at (714) 754-5013.