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Champions at Vine Hill Elementary School

151 Vine Hill School Rd Santa Cruz CA 95066
(831) 334-8751


Champions has a great solution for busy working families: activities that combine fun and learning, together with the safety and convenience of a high-quality program right inside your school. Champions offers a variety of group and individual activities designed to keep your child exploring and growing.
From art, dramatic play, math and science to problem-solving, language, motor skills and more, we help your child continue learning and developing essential life skills – whether school is in session or not.

Champions Winter and Spring Break programs are district funded. Families will not be disenrolled or charged for breaks if enrolling through Family Portal.

Before- and After-School: Grades K-5

Ages: 5-11
Dates: 2024/2025 School Year: Dates based on school district's schedule
Hours: 6:30 AM - 8:20 AM // 2:20 PM - 6:00 PM (Wednesdays 12:35 PM - 6:00 PM)

Champions provides busy, working families like yours the flexibility to extend the learning day before and after school for school-age children ages 5 to 12 years. With a balance of child-initiated and teacher-led activities, our programs serve your child’s wide variety of interests and skills by giving them choice.

Transitional Kindergarten Wrap

Ages: 4-5
Dates: 2024/2025 School Year: Dates based on school district's schedule
Hours: 11:50 AM - 2:20 PM

Champions Thanksgiving Break

Ages: 5-11
Dates: November 25-27, 2024
Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Champions Winter Break

Ages: 5-11
Dates: December 23, 2024 - January 3, 2025
Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Champions Spring Break

Ages: 5-11
Dates: April 7 - 11, 2025
Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

2024/2025 School Year

1-2 days: $34 per week
3-5 days: $57 per week

1-2 days: $84 per week
3-5 days: $140 per week

Kindergarten Wrap
Half-Day Afternoon:
1-5 days: $68 per week

Spring Break
Full Day:
1-5 days: $237 per week

Thanksgiving Break
Full Day:
1 day: $58 per week
2 days: $116 per week
3 days: $174 per week

Winter Break
Full Day:
1-4 days: $237 per week

Fees & Discounts

Additional Fees:
Registration: $50 per student, $75 per family 
Drop-In Before-School: $35 per day 
Drop-In After-School: $80 per day 
In-Service Day: $50 per day
Early Release: $15 per day
Non-School Full Day: $50 per day
Parent Night Out: $50 

Multi-Child, Military, or School District Employee: 10% 

How soon can my child start Champions?

Your child can attend our program as early as 48 hours after you complete the online enrollment process.

When is tuition due?

Tuition is charged weekly on Thursday mornings for the following week, and is due by Friday. Payments can be made with a debit or credit card through your online account. We offer autopay for your convenience, so you can store your payment account and it will be charged weekly.

What if I want to change my child’s care schedule?

Flexibility is the magic word for busy families like yours! At Champions, you can adjust your child’s schedule from week to week, with options for full-time or part-time care.

Every Wednesday, we lock in the schedule and prepare invoices for the following week. So, if you want to adjust the days your child will be joining us, make sure to save changes by the Wednesday prior to the week of care you’re scheduling.

If your child attends our program and you haven’t scheduled by the Wednesday prior, you will be charged a drop-in fee at a higher rate.

Get step-by-step instructions here!