School-Age Program


We are proud to offer high-quality before-school, after-school, and full-day holiday and school-closure programming for elementary aged children at seven locations in La Cañada and Pasadena.  Our program features a family-like atmosphere where each child receives individual attention in a relaxed but active setting.  All of our programs provide low teacher:child ratios, homework and school project help, arts and crafts, special clubs and activities, outdoor play and adventure in a safe, loving environment.

The CEC provides the on-site before and after-care programs for the La Cañada Unified School District at Palm Crest, La Cañada, and Paradise Canyon elementary schools. In addition, at our La Cañada Oak Grove campus, we provide care for children from local private and public schools (Aveson, Odyssey, LCUSD, GUSD, and others) including transportation from specific schools by our licensed van drivers.

Our Caltech School-Age Program, located in a craftsman bungalow near Caltech, offers children from Pasadena and South Pasadena Unified the opportunity to learn, play, and make new friends, with transportation provided from many schools.

Our School-Age program also operates in collaboration with Westridge School for Girls in Pasadena and St. Bede’s the Venerable in La Cañada, and serves children enrolled in those schools.

To enroll your child in the School-Age Program, please complete and submit the appropriate application listed in the sidebar. To enroll in our programs at Westridge or St. Bede’s, please contact the school directly. All programs enroll children from Kindergarten-Grade Six, with Transitional Kindergarten programming available for LCUSD and Aveson children, and Middle School programming also available at Westridge and St Bede. The CEC’s Oak Grove and Caltech programs provide only afternoon care beginning at 11:30 am and 1:00 pm, respectively, while the LCUSD sites provide care throughout the day, beginning at 7:00 am.

For questions, additional enrollment information, or to ask about current openings, please contact School-Age Director, Allegra Inganni, or School-Age Assistant Director, Talar Tchoboian, or call the CEC office at (818) 354-3418.